‘Tis the season to impress your guests with a robust cheese board that pairs brilliantly with pre-dinner cocktails. Browse our enormous collection of cheeses from around the world at your local Haggen store. Whether you prefer rich, soft-ripened Brie and Camembert, caramely, aged Gouda, or sweet and nutty Swiss, our Haggen cheese experts can help you build the ideal board. Add to that a platter of fine sliced meats, smoky cured sausages and some crunchy accompaniments, and your party food is done, leaving you to mingle with your guests and enjoy the great eats with a crisp glass of Champagne! Here’s a few of our seasonal picks.
Sartori Espresso Bellavitano Reserve
A sweet, creamy cow’s milk cheese with rich texture. Hand-rubbed with fresh ground Italian espresso beans, giving it a slightly smoky, roasted flavor.
Mont Chevre Organic Goat
Fresh, soft-ripened goat cheese with rich garlic and herb flavor and a smooth and creamy texture from Wisconsin.
Beemster X-O Aged Dutch Gouda
Revered for its rich flavors of butterscotch, whiskey, and pecan, Beemster X-O has a deep ocher interior. Pair it with a dark ale, olives and spicy honey-roasted nuts.
Mon Sire Brie
From the rich milk of French dairy cows in the eastern Jura Mountains comes a creamy, supple and flavorful brie embraced with the traditional moldy rind.
Port Townsend Mt Townsend Cirrus
This locally made Cirrus is a Pacific Northwest variation on French soft-ripened cheese. This rich cheese grows creamier and more indulgent with age when it develops a nutty, buttery flavor and a gooey texture that will soothe your palate.
A fresh, young English cheese, it’s taken at only three weeks old. It maintains a clean, mild, slightly sweet flavor and honeyed aftertaste with succulent blueberries added.