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.
$6.99This cheese is named for the town of Asiago in northern Veneto, where it is made, and Fresco, meaning fresh or young. Aged only a few weeks, the cheese retains its creamy texture and sweet, slightly tangy flavor. The richness in flavor and healthful qualities come from the cow’s diet of diverse Alpine grasses. As a name protected, artisan product, Italy’s DOC (Controlled Origin Denomination) requires this cheese to be made from this premium cow’s milk, making Asiago Fresco great for snacking, melting or pairing with wine and salumi. Learn More
$9.99**Festival Feature!** The unique flavors of this cheddar exemplify how the creativity and imagination of American cheesemakers can result in unexpected and exceptional cheese. Both sharp and nutty, creamy and crystalline, Prairie Breeze is made by Galen Musser, the son of Milton Creamery’s owner. Less than a year after Milton Creamery opened, Galen took over the cheesemaking process at the young age of 16, and just a few years later, his Prairie Breeze took the Best Cheddar award at the American Cheese Society’s 2009 competition. Made with fresh milk from neighboring Amish farmers who hand milk their cows, we are glad this Davenport Farmers’ Market favorite has moved into the national spotlight. Try pairing Prairie Breeze with a fruit forward Merlot. Learn More