Cheese

Small but mighty, local and from away, fresh or aged...are we describing the population of the Blue Hill Peninsula or the Blue Hill Co-op itself? Nope, we’re talking about the Cheese Case in the Co-op. We strive to stock a wide variety of cheeses, olives, peppers and such. There you’ll find treats from an assortment of dairies and cheese makers right here in Maine as well as the rest of New England. Not only that, we also stock favorites from all over the US and abroad including England, France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Holland. Come on in, browse, shop and enjoy the cheesy goodness!
— Robin Byrne, Cheese Buyer

Cheese Buyer: Robin Byrne

Contact: cheese@bluehill.coop


This Months Featured Cheese is Manchego

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Local

Who doesn't like to support local farmers? And when they're serving up cheese as good as this, it's even more of a pleasure. We carry cheeses made in Rockland, Lamoine, New Gloucester, Westbrook, and Whitefield.

 

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American

No, we don't mean "American cheese", we're talking about the best artisan cheeses from across the county! From New York State, all across Vermont, and Wisconsin.

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Imported

We all know that France is the big cheese when it comes to, well, cheese. But we've also got cheese from other places, such as England, Spain, Denmark, and Greece!

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Aged

Wonderful, complex flavors that are great on their own, pared with wine, fruit, and cracker, and in your favorite recipes. Regiano, parmesan, cheddar, blue...so much to choose from. 

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soft

Soft cheeses open a whole world of possibilities, like spreads, tarts, and cheesecake! From ricotta to cream cheese, we've got it all! 

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Feta and Goat Cheese

You don't have to be limited to cheeses made from cow milk. We have lots of delicious goat cheeses, plain, marinated, or herbed. And if you enjoy the salty taste of feta, we've got you covered there too!

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Beyond cheese

Yes, well all love a good cheese board, but there are also a lot of things that you can pair with with that cheese. We carry several varieties of olives, roasted tomatoes, and roasted red peppers in our cheese case.

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WHAT WILL THE Cheese Department BE LIKE IN THE NEW STORE?

If you're a cheese lover, which we assume you are if you're reading this, you know that the more cheese the better. As with everything in our current location, we are heavily restricted by space for showing off our cheese. There will be a much bigger cheese case in the new store, allowing for an expanded cheese selection. There is even a possibility that you could see full cheese wheels for sale. 

To read more about the Co-op Relocation, go here!

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