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— Welcome to Cultured Slice —
We serve quality, hard to find, artisan and gourmet cheese from around the world and a variety of delicious pairings to complement them.
“Thank you for [the] amazing charcuterie board last night! Your combinations of flavors were beyond delicious! We look forward to ordering through CULTURED SLiCE again.” – Lisa E.
“Thank you for the wonderful cheeses and delicious treats that graced our table at Thanksgiving! Such a beautiful and tasty display! It was a wonderful way to keep everyone happy while we cooked the big bird. And the caramel was the best finishing touch at dessert time!” – Tina S.
“[The] cheese plate was SOOOO good!” – Maureen R.
“That caramel is like the best thing I ever tasted!!!…seriously…I am a caramel aficionado and that’s the best I’ve ever had!” – Rosie M.
Cheese is produced in a diverse range of flavors, shapes, sizes and aromas all over the world. Specialty shops provide a large selection and carry some distinct and unusual cheeses. The variety can make it difficult to decide what to buy. The cheesemonger is the expert and should be available to advise you and answer questions. CULTURED SLiCE is honored to share our knowledge, selection, quality, artisan and gourmet cheeses with you. We are passionate about our cultured products and all the pairings that go with them to provide you, or whomever you are entertaining, with a delicious and sophisticated snack or meal. Speaking of entertaining…we love a good celebration or intimate little gathering! We offer a variety of cheese boards and gift baskets that are perfect for every occasion. We also design gorgeous custom boards for your special engagements or corporate gatherings. Contact us to place an order or for more information.
Soft cheeses can have a rind that is sprayed with a culture to make it bloomy or it can be brushed with a brine which is called a washed rind. Whether a bloomy rind or a washed rind, soft cheeses are not pressed or cooked which results in an interior that is creamy and will melt-in-your-mouth.
Some popular varieties with our customers are our SAINT ANDRE TRIPLE CREAM BRIE and several flavors of MONTCHEVRE’s GOAT LOGS.
Semi-Soft cheeses are either interior ripened or surface ripened. Both are drained mechanically to leave about a 45-50% moisture level but some are heated to remove the moisture, causing them to age from the inside. Others are frequently turned in a salt-water solution, in a cold room, causing them to age from the outside.
Our ABBAYE DE BELLOC, PETITE BASQUE, FIORELLA ITALIAN FONTINA and SPANISH MANCHEGO D.O. EL TRIGAL have been mentioned by our customers as some of our best!
There is a numerous amount of cheeses that fall into this category and so many popular varieties. Generally, these cheeses have no rind, a supple texture and a moisture content of about 35-45% due to the cooking process they undergo. Some may not be aged at all where as others can be aged for long periods of time.
One of the Cheesemongress’s recommendations is the UNIE KASS VINTAGE GOUDA. Some of our other favorites include the CABOT EXTRA-SHARP WHITE CHEDDAR, a nice PECORINO ROMANO and the BEEMSTER X-AGED GOUDA.
Commonly called “Blue” cheeses due to the bluish (or greenish) veins that are present in their interior, blue-veined cheeses are very similar to the soft and semi-soft cheeses when it comes to production. The taste differs greatly thanks to the introduction of cultures to the curdled milk to promote the development of mold. These fragrant cheeses are aged to perfection for several months in a humid location.
We can’t get enough of these “stinky” treats but realize this cheese can be an acquired taste. So we carry a variety of mild to robust selections including SAINT AGUR, POINT REYES’ BLUE and BAY BLUE and CYPRESS GROVE HUMBOLDT FOG.
These cheeses have a high moisture content of 60% or more. Milk is left out in ambient air temperatures to allow it to curdle naturally. After the whey is drained off, ferments are introduce to acidify the milk. These yummy treats are best consumed soon after production and do not have a very long shelf life.
We are pleased to offer a wonderful BURRATA from DI STEFANO and a scrumptious BELLWETHER RICOTTA, among others.
Our Vegan Cheeses are sourced from the company Blöde Kuh and made from cashews! We stock both their cream cheese styled cultured spreads and dips as well as their aged semi-soft wheels.
PAIRINGS & MORE...
Each morning we make sandwiches with delicious breads, sourced from the Bread Bar, and our wonderful charcuterie and cheese options. We also offer Grab 'N Go boxes, the perfect mix of cheeses, crackers, fruits, olives, and spreads. Both options make for an easy lunch choice & delicious break in your day.
We carry a variety of spreads to complement various cheese taste profiles. Some of our popular spreads are Fig, Honey, Mustard, and Apricot. Be sure to inquire which spread will pair best with the cheeses you purchase!
Ok…wait a minute…caramel, you ask? Sure! Why not!? Sweets are a great compliment to cheese. Cheese plates can be a perfect after dinner treat before dessert or even in lieu of! And this caramel…well, let me just say…its absolutely delectable. Our caramel is a popular gift item that rarely makes it to the recipient because the purchaser can’t help but indulge. Add it to coffee, pour it over ice cream, drizzle it on a great brie or gouda or fruit…whatever! But be careful…it’s very addictive!
These are a nice touch to add some varied flavors to your cheese selections. They can help cleanse the palate between tastings, add to the complexities of some of the aromatic cheeses, or they can just be pretty and add a splash of color to your cheese plate presentation. Let us assist in finding the perfect match.
We certainly don’t mind letting our fingers get lickably sticky. But sometimes a cracker or a small slice of a baguette are just the thing to bring a little culture to the inner cheese-loving hog. Ask about our selection and let the cheesemonger find the right one for you.
Not only do we have bottles of Fiji Water and Perrier, but we stock various flavors of Elixia Sparkling French Lemonade. All perfectly refreshing options to pair with your cheese purchase.