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.
$9.99**Festival Feature!** Marieke Penterman is a native of Holland who moved to Wisconsin with her young family as a dairy farmer and soon began making cheese. Her namesake cheese, a semi-soft, creamy farmstead Gouda, is aged four to six months and made in a traditional “boerenkase” Dutch method with cultures and equipment imported from her native country. The milk, however, comes fresh from her dedicated herd at the family farm in Northern Wisconsin. 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