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Schnucks Specialty Cheese

Our Selection Rivals Any Cheese Shop

We offer a quality selection of specialty cheeses, from award-winning American Artisan and Farmstead cheeses to specialty imports from around the world. You’ll find one of the largest selections of specialty cheeses anywhere at our Specialty Cheese Shops—available at select stores.

Our Specialty Cheese Offerings

Many of our fine cheeses are custom-cut and hand wrapped in the store to maintain the highest quality and taste possible. Our knowledgeable teammates can assist you with any questions or help you find a new personal favorite or entertaining go-to. We boast both Certified Cheese Professionals and Certified Specialists of Cheese in many of our cheese shops. Un-BRIE-lievable!

Soft-Ripened Cheese

Brie, Camembert

Soft-ripened cheeses are generally made with cow’s milk and can be mild, smooth and buttery to earthy and mushroomy with age. Look for a white, velvety, edible rind with a semi-soft interior. Can be flavored with ash, blue mold or peppers.

Fresh Soft Cheese

Feta, Fresh Mozzarella, Ricotta

Unripened cheeses that are ready to eat are called “fresh cheeses.” These young cheeses have a tangy, fresh and mild flavor. Creamy, silky, fresh soft cheeses have a moisture content about 60% and often have the bright whiteness of fresh milk.

Blue Cheese

Gorgonzola, Stilton, Roquefort

Blue cheese has a tangy, piquant and slightly spicy flavor with a tendency to be sharp and a bit salty. Blue-veined cheeses are marbled with a bluish-green mold. The texture can be moist and creamy or dry and crumbly.

Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar is a popular cheese that has a smooth, firm texture and a rich, nutty flavor. As Cheddar ages, the texture becomes more granular and the flavor is sharper. Traditionally a light straw color, Cheddar can be colored orange with annatto.

Cheddar varieties include Mild, Medium, Sharp and Extra Sharp and come from many different countries such as England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Of course, many great cheddars come from the United States and are produced in numerous states including but not limited to Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Oregon, Vermont and New York.

Semi-Soft Cheese

Gouda, Fontina, Colby, Monterey Jack, Havarti

Semi-soft cheeses range from mild and buttery to pungent, earthy and full-flavored. The texture is creamy with a very light to rich yellow color. Cheese classified as semi-soft when young, like Gouda, will become harder during the aging process.

Semi-Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Manchego

Semi-hard cheeses have a wonderfully complex flavor with a balance of earthiness, sweetness and sometimes a buttery flavor. As these cheeses age, they become firmer, more pungent and crumbly.

Hard Cheese

Asiago, Parmesan

Hard cheeses are usually very low in moisture with a granular texture and robust flavor. They are pale yellow with a buttery, sweet and nutty taste that intensifies with age.

Processed Cheese

American, Provel, Laughing Cow

These cheeses are heat-treated and are generally a blend of several natural cheeses. Cheeses in this category are often flavored and blended with spices. They have some of the best meltability in the case. Buyer Recommendation: Give ’em a break! They’re the perfect melters!

Andy, The Schnucks Cheese Guy

Schnucks cheese expert Andy DeCou is a member of La Guilde Internationale des Fromagers, a guild with fewer than 7,000 members. He has also earned the designation of Certified Cheese Professional from the American Cheese Society, a title held by fewer than 1,000 people. His genuine joy in introducing people to new cheeses has earned him another well-deserved title, The Schnucks Cheese Guy. Cheese is what he does for a living and to him, there is nothing better than spreading the love of cheese!

His expertise in speciality cheese can be found anywhere you see his stamp of knowledge. From pairing cheese and wine to crafting the perfect charcuterie board, The Schnucks Cheese Guy logo verifies that a product comes from an expert and meets Andy's promise to help you find you a new favorite cheese.

Fresh From The Farm

Not all cheese is created equal. This is real cheese made by real people, and it only takes one bite to taste their passion and hard work. Read on to learn about three local farms that are taking cheese to the next level — made by your neighbors, brought to you by Schnucks.


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