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.
$12.49This eye-catching, exciting firm cheese, from the Alpine foothills of Northern Italy, is bathed in Cabernet and Merlot must and aged for 10 months. Master cheesemaker Carlo Piccoli uses this traditional method to make a “drunken cheese” that is fruity, aromatic and a truly unique artisan treasure. One whiff of this delight will have you captivated, and a taste will have you hooked! Indulge. Learn More
$12.49**Festival Feature!** John and Janine Putnam studied their craft from an artisan cheesemaker in the French Alps a decade ago. Today, after several years of practice on their own Vermont farm, they are sharing what they have learned with the young students at Spring Brook Farm. The Farms for City Kids Foundation brings students to this dairy farm to participate in their interactive, agricultural classroom. The raw milk from the farm’s 40 Jersey cows is used to make the 20 pound wheels of the complex, nutty Alpine style cheese that both the students and the American Cheese Society give top honors. Tarentaise won first prize in the farmstead category and third place over all at the 2010 ACS competition and one student from PS282 declares, “This cheese is awesome!” Learn More