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Grilled cheeses on platters

Explore hundreds of varieties of specialty cheese and discover your new favorite fromage with a little help from our talented cheese specialists.

Specialty Cheese

At Nugget Markets, we proudly offer hundreds of varieties of artisan cheeses from around the world and around the corner. Fresh or aged, hard or soft, we have everything you need for your perfect cheese board including vegetarian cheeses, an assortment of charcuterie, spreads and other accompaniments. We also offer artisan cheese boards made fresh to order by our trained cheese specialists (including Certified Cheese Professionals), who are also happy to answer questions, offer samples and suggest perfect pairings.

Cheeseland Dutch Mimolette

Nutritional Benefits of Cheese

Did you know that cheese is one of the best available sources of calcium and protein, as well as phosphorus? And that it is also full of vital nutrients and minerals? That and it tastes great too! Basically, cheese is a whole load of goodness packed into one scrumptious bite!

Serving Tips

When preparing a cheese board, always start with a cheese friendly surface like wood, tile or marble. Don’t forget to buy enough cheese for the occasion, usually 1–1½ ounces per person per cheese. Cheeses are best served in odd numbers (arranged according to flavor) with a common theme, like country of origin or type. Always use separate knives for each cheese, and remember to serve them at room temperature for best flavor.

Cheese board

The Latest From The Cheese Counter

    1. cheese, accompaniments, beer and wine with violin in background

      Classical Pairings

      Sophisticated, elegant and complex cheeses like Manchego, Fontina and firm goat cheese are the very definition of good taste. Enjoy with an ensemble of Marcona almonds, jamón serrano, dried fruit, rustic crackers and honeycomb, then complete your magnum opus with well-balanced reds, oaked whites, malty beers or (if you’re feeling fortissimo) tequila-based cocktails. 

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    2. fresh pop wine and cheese pairings with text title

      Fresh Pop Pairings

      Now trending: young and bright and tart and experimental. Go beyond the basic cheeseboard with tasteful one-offs like chèvre, young feta and fromage blanc (so extra). To keep your pairing playlist fresh, try light, fruity and herbaceous sips, then throw in enough sweet treats to share with the squad. #roséallday #craftbeer #cocktailhour 🍯🍒🍬🌰🍪

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    3. farm to fork demo leaders brian, krysten, stazi and jeremy standing outside the capital

      Farm-to-Fork Demo Fun!

      Get ready to celebrate our region’s bounty of food, drink, growers and producers at Sacramento’s annual Farm-to-Fork Festival. This delicious event will feature all things local, from vendors, food and drink, to entertainment, activities and music—including special demos led by a few of Nugget Markets’ talented team! 

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