Secrets to Finding and Buying High-Quality Cheeses
HIgh-quality cheeses have the power to take an ordinary dish and make it extraordinary. These are cheeses that are richer in taste and texture than any generic cheese you are going to find in the basic dairy aisle at a supermarket. They are sourced from the best farmers but, of course, this means that the best high-quality cheeses are also hard to find. At least that's true if you don't know where to look.
Here at Lioni Specialty Foods, we are proud to offer a rich array of the highest-quality cheeses you will find in the region. We offer both high-quality cheeses from local farms as well as offering high-quality imported cheeses. Best of all, you can shop either at our brick and mortar store or do so from the comfort of your own home, buying the best gourmet cheese online. Because we offer a regular place of business, we can invite you to come inside to taste test a cheese you've been looking at. Once you've decided what you like, you can order the gourmet cheese online. You can also order a tasting plate of gourmet cheese online in which you get a lot of small samples of different types of high-quality cheese.
Not sure about biting into an unknown piece of cheese? Always remember that your nose can be just as powerful as your mouth when it comes to detecting which cheeses you will prefer. The aroma of a specific cheese will strongly hint at what its taste profile will be. You will also know that you have chosen a high quality cheese if both the taste is true to the aroma and that flavor lasts a long time with you rather than disappearing shortly after you swallow it. Good cheese both smells and lasts.
When researching and buying cheeses, one important thing to look at is where they come from. Certain countries and even certain neighborhoods in certain countries are going to be best known for certain varieties of cheeses. This is because such niche farms and cheese producers have selectively bred their animals in order to produce the best milk possible for the type of high-quality cheese they produce. Such niche cheese producers also typically have unique processes by which they create their cheeses which are different from other places -- even if you buy the exact same type of cheese.
For example, The Winterdale Shaw brand of cheese is a cheese that is both made from select breeds of cows, and to further give it a unique and delicious flavor, the farmers here make it in a naturally cool cavern located just beneath the farm. Other types of cheeses will require very precise cheese making instructions in order to get the desired rind or finished texture. In other words, perfection is paramount for the many cheese producers and that perfection is made apparent in the final product with better looks, aromas, and tastes.