Pastoral takes pride in carrying an array of various types of cheese to serve your gourmet needs. Whether it’s pillowy goat cheese, salty Manchego cheese or crumbly Cabot cheese wrapped in cloth, our carefully chosen selections showcase the bounty of artisans who produce hand-crafted types of cheese from around the world. Rustic and traditional French and Italian cheeses may garner the most love, and rightly so, but here at Pastoral we also believe in a sourcing a wide variety of sustainably produced local cheeses from right here in the USA.
$14.99**Festival Feature!** Montgomery's Cheddar has a deep, beefy, umami flavor, with grassy, nutty and fruity notes. It has the creamy mouthfeel you expect from a cheddar, yet its crumbly texture lets you know these wheels are carefully aged. The cloth binding is a traditional step in the cheddaring process that allows the cheese to breath as it ages, letting complex flavors develop. The cheese ages for about one year on the farm before being sent to Neal's Yard, distributors of select British cheeses, for continued maturation and care. Montgomery Cheddar's bold and gracefully balanced flavor profile has earned it much deserved acclaim across continents. Learn More
$14.99**Festival Feature!** The Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative, a collection of 14 member farms, is committed to providing the highest quality milk for the making of Dante. This starts with allowing the sheep to graze in the farms’ green pastures during the summer months and milking their sheep seasonally, between February and September. The milk is taken to Cedar Grove Cheese in Plain, Wisconsin, where it is gently pasteurized, formed into curds with the addition of culture and rennet and pressed into molds to make Dante. This careful process results in a nutty, rich, firm cheese that truly expresses the unique flavor of Wisconsin’s quality sheep milk.Try with most new world Chardonnays (stainless steel to light oak), medium bodied reds, and Rhone reds (Syrah and Grenache based). Learn More