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Nov 2, 2010 12:17 PM

Cheese at Costco

Does anyone buy cheese from Costco? Are they really good deal? Which one do you recommend?

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  1. I'll usually buy the Cabot Vintage Cheddar and the Kirkland branded Parmesan Reggiano Stravecchio there. I've had better cheeses of each style (i.e. Hook's 10 year cheddar) but both are quite good as all purpose cheeses at a good price.

    I'l also buy the Rembrandt gouda, manchego, Stilton (or is it Maytag?), and goat cheese from time to time; once again, there are better cheeses of each style but the ones at Costco are pretty good.

    1. The huge goat cheese turd may well be the best cheese value in San Diego. It is no Humboldt Fog, but nicely flavored and quite affordable at $5 for a huge loaf.

      1. I'm a big fan of the Coastal Cheddar from England, and the big chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano. They were giving out samples last week of a really tasty Grana Padano. All well-priced.

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        1. re: bizzwriter

          These are the same 2 cheeses that I always buy. I adore that Costal cheddar!

        2. I like to grab the sliced pack of Havarti once in a while and spend a week or two overindulging (Havarti on sandwiches, on eggplant parmigiana, in tacos, ...).

          (Oh, and, MrKrispy, thanks for that imagery -- turd, loaf -- I'm off goat cheese for a couple of weeks now.) :)

          1. Here in the Northwest we get Tillamook Cheddar in 2 lb loaves. I love the Vintage White.