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La Tur cheese at Costco for only $5.89 each!

What an amazing deal - saw them at the costco in Mountain View today. I still feel like to got away with something after buying it.
It's an amazing cheese - here's a description I found online

Cheese Facts :
Region : Piemonte
Country : Italy
Cheese Type : Bloomy: Buttery & Rich
Milk Type : Pasteurized Goat, Sheep & Cow
Wine Pairing : Sparkling wines
Rennet : Animal
Age : 2-4 weeks
Producer : Alta Langa

Description :
From the great wine region of Piemonte comes La Tur: a dense, creamy blend of pasteurized cow, goat and sheep milk. Runny and oozing around the perimeter with a moist, cakey, palette-coating paste, its flavor is earthy and full, with a lingering lactic tang. The effect is like ice cream served from a warm scoop; decadent and melting from the outside in. An ideal regional pairing would be a sparkling Asti Spumante – effervescence will whisk away the richness while matching the mild acidity. We recommend you get back-up; La Tur is always the first to go at a party.

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  1. thanks for the tip, sounds great & such a bargain!

    1. Thanks for posting this (and reminding me); we picked this up at Costco just on a whim, served @ Thanksgiving, and it got raves all around. We will def. be repeat customers. it made the other cheeses also on the table (harder ones, fwiw) feel neglected by comparison ;-)

      1. Has anyone found La Tur at other Costco stores--specifically San Francisco or Richmond? This is a fantastic price for a very fine cheese

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        1. re: dordogne

          Richmond, just returned with 4. Takuhead was overcharged or misremembered. My cost only $5.69.;-)
          Best by 12/25/10

          1. re: wolfe

            LOL - I am going back for more - must have misremembered :)
            My two kids, 5 and 7, ate over 1/2 in one sitting....must go and restock asap before Costco realizes that are practically giving it away.

            1. re: takuhead

              I have seen it recently at $13+.

              1. re: wolfe

                And I've seen it for more.

                Anyway, I just got back from Richmond Costco and they have a whole extra cheese display (cluster of four refrigerated cases) for the holidays. Picked up the La Tur and some Delice de Argental with truffles ($11.99). I was also tempted by some DOP taleggio for the ridiculous price of $8.29/lb. They were sampling it (and a lot of other good cheeses), and it was nice and soft and gooey. They also had some Cambazola that looked good and ripe.

                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  They've also had some cheeses from Fiscalini of late, as well as a bandage wrapped cheddar from someone I can't recall. A Rogue blue too (the smoked blue, rather than the amazing, but spendy, Rogue River Blue).

                  1. re: lexdevil

                    From Costco Cheese on Chain board:
                    "I have had many of the cheeses from Costco and found them in some cases excellent. Unfortunately some are only available for a short time. I enjoyed the Beecher's pack of flavored chedder's, the Bravo(Silver Mountain cloth wrapped cheddar), the white Stilton with apricots. I really liked the La Tur copycat with the really good price. Quite a few of the cheeses have been medal winners including the Fiscalini cabernet soaked cheddar, Purple Moon."
                    And now the real thing.

          2. re: dordogne

            I found it in SF around Thanksgiving. Another terrific cheese, similar to La Tur is La Bourgogne - same consistency, larger round, absolutely delicious. They've also got great price on English Stilton.

            1. re: dordogne

              I bought it at the SF Costco this week. It is lovely. Not too tangy or barnyard like, but perky enough. There were only 10 in the case, so you had to look carefully for them. They were in the regular cheese case, not the case showcasing holiday cheese specials. look for the ones with the most recent pack date. I hope you find them!

              1. re: elise h

                Actually they appeared to have several batches. One was best by 12/25 and should be very good now. A second was best by 1/11/11. Richmond seemed to be out although I did not look in the long coolers.

            2. None at Fremont Costco, so had to make the trip out to Mtn View Costco. That La Tur cheese is really tasty! I recommend it too.

              I also got a Wensleydale cheese w/ cranberries from England (Holiday item) $7.06 that I thought was just ok.

              Both cheeses taste good on the Milton's original multigrain all natural crackers on sale at Costco $6.99 - $1.5 instant mfg coupon.

               
               
              1. Would any of you kind souls happen to have an item number for this cheese ? I tried calling my local Costco locations, but nothing comes up for:

                la tur
                latur
                formaggio
                affinato

                or a search for "cheese". Apparently, everything Costco sells has an item number, and I don't want to make the trek and find out they're sold out.

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                  1. re: wolfe

                    Thanks much. Karen from Richmond Costco says they're out right now, but
                    SF downtown, Mountain View, and Danville costcos have it right now

                    1. re: tpc

                      I just got back from a COSTCO run and they did have the cheeses. Was looking for something else today and didn't really check out all the selections, but I am almost sure they had La Tur. I also saw what looked to be a wonderful cheddar with a sort of gauze wrap.

                      1. re: oakjoan

                        It befits a Greek tragedy, for the very fate I worked to avoid is what I met. This morning, during an early respite in the rain, I set out on my bicycle to SF Downtown Costco, and they were out of La Tur! I had been told by Karen at the Richmond Costco that this store had over 100 units. I asked the food section supervisor, Hien, who said they were out, and then I asked the store manager, who I presume went to Hien, and after a bit of investigation, Hien told me that what I was told by Karen was correct, but the Costco inventory system was in error. At least I didn't kill my dad and sleep with my mom, or something horrible like that. Hien told me another shipment should be coming in before Christmas.

                      2. re: tpc

                        Novato Costco has several cases. I picked up enough to get through the holidays. They have a "best by" date of Jan. 15, 2011.