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.
$8.99**Festival Feature!** With more than 25 awards to its name, SarVecchio is the most decorated Parmesan cheese in America. Earning a gold medal in its category at the 2005 and 2007 American Cheese Society competition, this cheese has a history of excellence, yet it was born out of chance. When Kraft closed one of their Wisconsin cheesemaking facilities, the workers bought it back and created SarVecchio out of dedication to their craft. The nutty, caramel flavor and crystalline texture develop as the cheese ages for at least 20 months. Learn More
$9.99**Festival Feature!** Stylistically this is a semi-firm Italian cow’s milk cheese traditionally made in the Aosta Valley & Piedmont regions, and closely related to the French Tomme. The origins of the name “toma” (and its derivation in the french “tomme”) are unknown. Some speculate that it comes from the word tomé, which means “fall” in the regional dialect. When curds separate from the whey, they fall to the bottom of the vat, thus giving credence to the name. This particular toma is the work of Bob Giacomini and his family at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. in Northern California. The milk comes from their own herd of Holstein cows, which graze on organic, pastured hills overlooking Tomales Bay on the Pacific shore. This cheese is at once buttery and grassy with a tangy finish. Learn More