After the decadence and indulgence of the holiday season, many of us go back to basics with our meals at the start of a new year. To a certain extent we do so in your Heinen’s Cheese Department, too. That’s not to say that we don’t bring in some great finds! We simply take a step back and focus on classic cheeses that take it up a notch.
These new additions are great on their own, in a rich grilled cheese, or shredded over your favorite chili or stew. Your Cheesemonger is happy to help you locate these new finds next time you’re in store:
Richer and creamier than Emmentaler – also known as Swiss Cheese – this Rahmtaler is made from full-fat cream. It’s great for snacking and we recommend pairing it with rosé, sparkling wines, or malty-style beers.
The savory flavors of this cheese create a memorable tasting experience. One minute you taste garlic, the next you taste spice, and then the next bite has sweet flavors from the cheese itself. It’s a great ingredient cheese and pairs well with IPAs, brown ales, and crisp white wines.
Not all gruyères are created equal, just like all cheddars aren’t the same. This one is complex and has aromas and flavors of toasted hazelnuts. Cheesemaker Jean-Marie Dunand makes this cheese in small batches, only from the best milk. Pair it with a Riesling, bourbon, or Belgian Dubbel for maximum enjoyment.
Want to take this gruyère a step further?
Create a hearty grilled cheese with sourdough bread, fig spread, speck (crisped in the oven until sides start to curl), & 1655 gruyère. Enjoy it with a porter or winter ale such as Hibernation Ale.