Marieke® Golden (9-12 months)
Inspired by the great Dutch cheeses, this creamy, semi-soft, American Original boasts a flavor profile rich in nuttiness with hints of sweet fruit. Handcrafted by award winning cheesemaker Marieke Penterman and her team, this raw milk beauty is carefully aged on Dutch pine planks in our aging room. Marieke Golden is crafted with vegetable rennet and farmstead fresh cow's milk piped straight into the processing vat after the first milking of the day where it is made into cheese within mere hours. Its freshness is unrivaled. Its soft, buttery texture, creamy mouthfeel and pleasantly sweet aroma result in a new American classic.
Pair with cured meats, sturdy crackers and olives. Honey, dried apricots and spiced nuts. Dark rum, Stout or buttery Chardonnay.
2017 - US Cheese Championship (2nd place in Open Class: Semi-Soft Cheeses)
2015 - US Cheese Championship.
2015 - Nantwich International Cheese Awards, UK
2014 - World Cheese Championship
2013 - World Cheese Contest UK
2012 - US Cheese Championship
Minimum Order of $25 (including all items) to ship cheese, thank you for your understanding
To maintain quality, our cheese inventory is constantly refreshing. We cannot guarantee that a cheese is in stock at a quantity sufficient to fill on order. Orders for out of stock or limited quantities will be notified, substitutions recommended and purchases partially or wholly refunded if necessary.
1-2 day shipping is required at checkout. Cheese is shipped on Monday - Wednesday in insulated packaging with cold packs. Cheese should be refrigerated immediately after receipt.
All our orders are sliced by hand. Slicing cheese is an inexact art. Weights are approximate and will vary.
We ship cheese using UPS Monday through Wednesday in insulated packages. UPS 2 Day Air is recommended to shipments to states not boarding Illinois.Read more →
Shipping Wine (Illinois Only)
We ship wine to Illinois Residents Only, UPS Adult Signature in required. Wine shipments require special packaging and therefore will likely be shipped separate from other items purchased.Read more →
Local Pick Up & Delivery
Local Pick Up is available for all items and can be selected at check out. Most items will be available same day. Cheese trays and other prepared items will could require extra time. Delivery is available, but could be limited at times due to staffing.Read more →