Cheese

Introduction

Hy-Vee Cooking Guide
Cheese

Get on board with specialty cheese.

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Hy-Vee is proud to employ 11 of fewer than 1,000 Certified Cheese Professionals (CCPs) in the world. It takes years of training and exam preparation to become a CCP. A special thanks to those talented individuals and experts for helping us produce this guide and helping customers explore the wonderful culture of cheese.

Who's Who in the Cheese Family

Meet the members of the cheese family. 

  • Bloomy Rind

    Bloomy rind cheeses have an edible rind and an earthy, mushroom like flavor.

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  • Grana

    These are the strong, compacted, salty flavored hard cheeses with a dry, crumbly texture. 

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  • Dutch

    Gouda is perhaps the most loved of the Dutch cheeses. You might already know why.

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  • Blue

    It's the funky group of cheeses with blue veins, but not all blue cheeses are created equal.

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Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
When selecting cheeses for a board, it's important to know your audience. But also, don't be afraid to try something new. Choosing cheeses made with different milks is a good place to start. Or there's that old saying: "Something old, something new, something stinky, something blue."
Katie McKenna, Certified Cheese Professional Katie McKenna, Certified Cheese SpecialistDelicatessen Manager at Hy-Vee
How to Build a Cheese Board

Best Picks for a Cheese Board

Award-winning cheeses to try on your next charcuterie board.

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Shop for Charcuterie and Cheese Boards

Not sure which cheeses and charcuterie to buy? Shop our selection of freshly made boards.

  • Triple Cream Brie, Montamore & Reypenaer

    With blueberry jam, marcona almonds & dried peaches.

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  • Manchego, Buttermilk Blue & Gruyere

    With dried cherries, caramelized pecans & fig spread.

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  • Calabrese Salami, Prosciutto & Crespone

    With garlic onion jam, mustard, dried cherries & cornichons.

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Pair Up

Handcrafted cheese bring a variety of flavors to the party. Consider a few of our favorite pairs. 

American Cheese Is Not What You Think

We're not talking about the processed orange singles, we're talking about 8 award-winning cheeses you'll want on your next cheese board.

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