Stinky, creamy, earthy, silky, soft, firm, nutty, crumbly, dry, rich, flaky, tangy, bold, smooth, salty, sharp, nutty, sweet, mild… what on earth do all these words have in common? They are used frequently to describe our beloved cheese!
Truly, it doesn’t matter what words you choose to use to describe the texture and flavor of your favorite gourmet cheese – all that matters it that you enjoy it and that is exactly where we come in!
When you shop with us, we encourage you to sample our selection of fine cheeses, in fact we typically have a sample tray of a variety the cheeses we have in our case for those that are just to shy to ask. Our deli associates love cheese and they love introducing you to new cheeses even more!
Cheese Case Staples:
- Parmesan Reggiano
- Prima Donna
- Midnight Moon
- 7+ Year Old Cheddar
- Roquefort Papillon
Need Cheese Stat?
Grab a few of your favorites from our reach in. We keep it stocked up with many of our most popular cheeses for convenient grab and go options if the line at the deli doesn’t fit in to your schedule.
Headed to A Winery?
Whether you’re planning on strolling over to Cuallari Vineyards tasting room here in the courtyard or headed to another winery in the surrounding area, bringing along cheese is a great idea! Just let us know and we will be happy to cube up your cheese to go!
With So Many Different Cheeses, How Can You Pick a Favorite?
On any given day, Lancaster’s Specialty Market will have 40+ different cheeses from all over the world available for you to purchase. Please note while we do have a few staple cheeses you will most likely always find in our case, in order to make room for new cheeses or the return of old favorites we will not always have the same selection of gourmet cheeses. If we don’t have what you are looking for, be adventurous and let us help you find something new to fall in love with!
We understand that with so many different cheeses to choose from it might seem overwhelming at first but don’t worry- we love to learn about and sample fromage (Fun Fact: fromage is a fancy word for cheese)! That being said, we are always more then happy to offer you a taste of any of the cheeses in our cut to order case. With a bit of guidance about what fine cheeses you’ve liked and disliked in the past, our staff will happily make suggestions for new cheeses for you to try!
You never know, you just might discover a new favorite cheese next time you visit Lancaster’s Specialty Market!
What Makes Specialty Cheese “Special”
Sometimes fine cheeses are made using time tested traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation while other cheeses are born more recently out of a pure love and passion for all things cheese!
Specialty cheeses are special because of the attention devoted to the craft of cheese making, it’s not necessarily where it came from or who made it as much as it is about if they love truly love and respect the art of making cheese. If they do- you will taste it in the cheese!
Some of the cheeses we carry are made domestically by artisan cheese producers using raw milk from either cows, goats or sheep and aged for a set period of time to develop their flavor profile while others like the Prima Donna (a staff favorite & case staple) is not aged for a set period of time, instead this firm & crumbly aged gouda is aged until it reaches a particular flavor profile, this means the cheese is closely monitored until it reaches it’s absolute peak in flavor. Now that’s love!
Please Note: In order to keep things interesting and fun,our cheese selection will vary from time to time. Please feel free to call if you are looking for a specific cheese or better yet, stop by in person – if we don’t have it, we will take your request and do our best!