12 Cheeses We're Obsessed with for Holiday Parties

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12 Cheeses We're Obsessed with for Holiday Parties

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December 26 2017


Below are 12 prize-winning cheeses from the 2017 American Cheese Society competition. That's where Hy-Vee cheese expert Arielle Neher scouts for the latest and greatest in American cheeses, including her current obsession, Harbison from Vermont's Cellars of Jasper Hill. Try one of these recommended pairings on your next holiday cheese board. 

  1. Purple Haze Chevre on Lemon Cookie Brittles with Honey

  2. Chevoo Aleppo on Croccantini with Sweet Tangy Pepper Drops

  3. Harbison on Hy-Vee Bakery Artisan Settler's Bread

    One of our favorites, Harbison is a soft creamy cheese that comes hand-wrapped in strips of spruce bark. 

  4. Milton Creamery Quark on Olive Oil Torta with Marcona Almonds & Honey

    Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
    If you're new to artisan cheeses, start with Milton Creamery Prairie Breeze Cheddar, a Midwest cheese with a bit of sweetness that goes well with fruit.
    Hy-Vee Test Kitchen
  5. Reading Raclette on Baguette Slices with Cornichons & Mustard

  6. Bonne Bouche On Cranberry Poppy Seed Crisps

  7. Widmer's Brick on Mini Toasts with Ham and Pub-Style Mustard

  8. Deer Creek the Stag on Oatcakes with Apple & Caramel

  9. Point Reyes Toma on Garlic-Her Crackers with Nduja (Spreadable Spicy Salami)

  10. Caveman Blue on Crisps with Fig Spread & Caramelized Pecans

  11. Dunbarton Blue on Poppy-Seed Crackers with Cranberry Chutney

  12. Balsamic and Cipolline Onion on Pasta Chips with Sundried Tomatoes