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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.

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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.

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The Latest From The Cheese Counter

    1. spring wine and cheese pairings with fruit and honey

      Spring Wine & Cheese Pairings

      Bright and zesty, fruity and sweet or toasty and mature, these spring wine and cheese pairings will please any palate! Try them one by one, or pick up an assortment of cheeses, wines and accompaniments to make yourself a well-rounded cheeseboard. Enjoy as an easy way to entertain, celebrate spring or even just wind down for the evening.

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    2. Springtime Picnic Lunch

      Springtime Menu: Picnic Lunch

      Spring is here and the sun is shining—it’s picnic time! If you’re wondering what to pack in your picnic basket, we’ve got you covered. Our suggested menu includes chef-prepared meats from our kitchen, fresh bread from our bakery and easy recipes for gourmet spreads to make tasty tartines to go, plus side salads and a recipe for delicious dessert. Enjoy!

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    3. Welcome to Spring!

      From Easter extravaganzas to Mother’s Day brunch and everything in between, spring is a time to celebrate. To help plan your springtime spectacular, check out our latest and greatest Field Guide, FREE in stores now!

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Cheese Specialists

  • Jacqueline N.

    Jacqueline N.

    Cheese Specialist, Vacaville

  • Jeremy P.

    Jeremy P.

    Director of Specialty Cheese Operations, ACS Certified Cheese Professional, Corporate Office

  • Angel F.

    Angel F.

    Specialty Cheese Manager, Sacramento, Florin

  • Reed P.

    Reed P.

    Cheese Specialist, El Dorado Hills

  • Jena P.

    Jena P.

    Cheese Specialist, Davis, Mace

  • Christina S.

    Christina S.

    Cheese Specialist, Davis, Covell

  • Cathy B.

    Cathy B.

    Cheese Specialist, Tiburon

  • Scott D.

    Scott D.

    Cheese Specialist, Corte Madera

  • Chris S.

    Chris S.

    Cheese Specialist, Woodland

  • Sarah Q.

    Sarah Q.

    Specialty Cheese Manager, Elk Grove

  • Jamie R.

    Jamie R.

    Specialty Cheese Manager, West Sacramento

  • Ian H.

    Ian H.

    Cheese Specialist, Roseville