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.
Purple Haze Chevre on Lemon Cookie Brittles with Honey
Chevoo Aleppo on Croccantini with Sweet Tangy Pepper Drops
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.
Milton Creamery Quark on Olive Oil Torta with Marcona Almonds & Honey
Hyvee Culinary Expert TipIf 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.
Reading Raclette on Baguette Slices with Cornichons & Mustard
Bonne Bouche On Cranberry Poppy Seed Crisps
Widmer's Brick on Mini Toasts with Ham and Pub-Style Mustard
Deer Creek the Stag on Oatcakes with Apple & Caramel
Point Reyes Toma on Garlic-Her Crackers with Nduja (Spreadable Spicy Salami)
Caveman Blue on Crisps with Fig Spread & Caramelized Pecans
Dunbarton Blue on Poppy-Seed Crackers with Cranberry Chutney
Balsamic and Cipolline Onion on Pasta Chips with Sundried Tomatoes