10 Best Cheeses to Serve During Holiday Meals
The holidays are the time where foodies thrive! I don't know about you, but I make most special occasions about food, jumping at the chance to excite everyone with some delicious recipes.
Before I've even begun gift shopping, I've been recipe hunting and looking for recommendations! The most important part? The cheese. So, I've put together a list of the 10 best cheeses to serve during holiday meals!
Strawberry Spritz Fresh Goat Cheese by Vermont Creamery
This pink-hued goat cheese log will make a pretty addition to your cheeseboard and even your holiday dessert board!
An excellent fruit infused cheese - an ideal savory sweet balance. This creamy cheese captures the delicious pairing of champagne and strawberries, making it wonderfully elegant yet versatile.
Pair with a crisp champagne or a sparkling rosé for a combination of light sweetness and buttery, earthy flavors.
Honey Truffle Goat Cheese by Vermont Creamery
Truffles enhance nearly anything they're eaten with, providing a distinctly rich, earthy flavor. This silky, honey-laced goat cheese is made with farm fresh goat's milk and features flecks of real truffle. Goat cheese is great for your holiday meals because they pair well with both sweet and savory bites.
Cheers to the holidays by pairing this goat cheese with a dry cider or white wine.
Cranberry Cheddar Cheese by CarrValley Cheese
When we think of traditional holiday flavors, cranberry always comes to mind!
This cranberry cheddar is a beautiful artisan white cheddar that is accentuated with sweet Wisconsin cranberries. Bring that signature holiday flavor to your meals with an irresistible, cranberry cheddar.
Jasper Hill Farm Whitney
From Jasper Hill Farm's award-winning creamery, this alpine style raw cow's milk cheese is bursting with notes of toasted nuts, cured ham and sweet cream. Whitney is an ideal melting cheese and is delicious atop a place of roasted potatoes.
Foggy Morning by Nicasio Valley Cheese
A fromage blanc-style cheese from Nicasio Valley in Northern California. This soft, tangy cheese has a delicate body that can be spoonable or spreadable. Great for holiday meals thanks to its versatility and elegance! Pairs well with a Sauvignon Blanc.
Quinta by Point Reyes
A decadent cheese wrapped in a spruce cambium bark that is infused with flavor from California Bay Laurel leaves, which are also embedded throughout the cheese's mold surface - another firmer outer layer used to ripen the cheese. This silky, soft cow's milk cheese is soft-ripened and spoonable. A cheese with a one-of-a-kind combination of earthy and vanilla cream flavors, the Quinta pairs well with pinot noir wines.
Grazin' Girl Gorgonzola by Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery
Subtle and earthy, as opposed to sharp and piquant, with a fudge-like texture. Thanks to its milder flavor, Grazin' Girl Gorgonzola is an ideal inclusion for those who typically shy away from blue cheese due to its overly pungent flavor. Made of raw milk with a natural rind, this cheese is creamier than other more crumbly gorgonzola-style cheeses.
Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog
Behold the delicious artisan cheese that led the way for soft-ripened goat cheese in America! Savor the buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbaceous overtones and a clean citrus finish. Its flavor intensifies as it matures - a cheesy dream come true!
Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue
A fruity and approachable blue cheese that surprises you with a hint of sweet forest honey. First crafted in 1954, it became the first cave-aged, Roquefort-style blue cheese made of the West Coast. Crumble this onto your salad and enjoy the rich creamy texture and savory-sweet finish!
Sweet Grass Dairy Thomasville Tomme Raw
Raw cow's milk cheese that is aged at least 60 days for a creamy texture and a subtle yet complex earthy flavor, Made in the style of a French farmhouse table cheese, this is the semi-soft cheese you want for your holiday!