CHEESE CONNOISSEUR magazine is the authority on all things cheese. We provide our readers — sophisticated, well-educated foodies and industry professionals — with information about specialty cheeses, celebrity cheesemakers, chefs, wines, travel opportunities and complementary foods and beverages. Published by the award-winning publishers of PRODUCE BUSINESS and DELI BUSINESS magazines, CHEESE CONNOISSEUR has been turning heads since its inception in the winter of 2008.
Columbia Cheese - We are third generation importers who work for innovative cheese makers trying to raise the flavor profile of traditional dairy cheeses. We look to source only best in class. Our school of thought is Maker to Monger. We are cheese for life.
Essex Street Cheese Co. imports four cheeses and sells them directly to America’s finest cheesemongers and distributors. Comté from Fort St. Antoine, Gouda from L’amuse, Parmigiano-Reggiano from Cravero, Manchego from Sierra la Solana. Each cheese is specially selected for Essex at the source and shipped to spend minimal time in warehouse.
Founded in Chicago in 1988, Goose Island was one of first craft breweries in the Midwest and produces some of the most popular, and award winning, beers in the U.S. Since 1989, Goose Island beers have won a variety of awards at acclaimed beer events including the World Beer Championships, World Beer Cup, World Expo of Beer and the Great American Beer Festival (GABF)
THE REAL GRUYÈRE AOP – FROM SWITZERLAND
Fromage Gruyère S.A. is the only affineur still operating in the Swiss canton of Fribourg, the heart of Le Gruyère AOP. Our centennial company stands for aging cheese to the apex of quality, exclusively from production that respects heritage, tradition, quality, skill and nature. With these concerns in mind, we apply the designation of "1655" only to production that best reflects these standards.
Jasper Hill Farm milks cows and makes cheese in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Cellars, an underground aging facility, maximizes the potential of cheeses made by Jasper Hill as well as those made by several other local producers. Leftover whey from the cheesemaking process is fed to heritage breed pigs along with organic veggies from Pete's Greens, and offered under the VT99 Meats label.
Founded in 1940 in the heart of Greenwich Village, Murray's Cheese is one of New York’s most beloved cheese shops. The mission of Murray’s Cheese is to bring the best cheese selection to the United States and to educate customers about cheese. Murray’s flagship stores on Bleecker Street and in Grand Central Station’s food market offer hundreds of domestic and imported artisan cheeses, along with a large selection of specialty goods. Through an exclusive partnership with Murray's, the Kroger family of stores features 350+ Murray’s Cheese counters across the U.S.
We select, mature and sell farmhouse cheese from the UK and Ireland. We work with about 40 cheesemakers. We visit them regularly to taste their cheese with them and select the batches we want to mature and sell.
The essence of what we do has changed very little since our founding director Randolph Hodgson began seeking out farmhouse cheesemakers to supply our first shop in the early 1980’s. We believe that the time and energy we invest in understanding cheesemaking, selection and maturation gives us the necessary experience to source much of the best cheese available in the UK and Ireland.
For 30 years, Vermont Creamery has combined the European tradition of cheesemaking with Vermont’s terroir. The Creamery’s line of fresh and aged goat cheese, cultured butter and crème fraîche has earned over 100 national and international awards. B Corp Certified in 2014, Vermont Creamery supports a network of 15 family farms and promotes sustainable agriculture through Ayers Brook Farm, the country’s first demonstration goat dairy.
Since the mid-1800s, before Wisconsin was recognized as a state, the resident cheesemakers have been putting the art into artisan cheese – producing 47% of all specialty cheese made in the USA. Wisconsin is home to 1,200 licensed cheesemakers who draw from their rich European heritage and cheesemaking traditions, and combine it with incredible innovation to produce over 600 cheese varieties, types and styles. Wisconsin is the nation’s leader in the production of unique specialty and artisan cheeses including international award-winners, known as Wisconsin originals.