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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. Sweet and savory appetizers with artisan cheese, fruit and vegetables

      Food Vibes Only

      These simple yet sophisticated snacks made with fresh fruit, veggies and artisan cheese are as scrumptious as they are stylish.

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    2. Choose Your Own Adventure!

      Calling all epicurean explorers, groundbreaking gourmets and the culinary curious! Strike out on an al fresco adventure this summer with our latest Field Guide, a tailor-made treasure map to all things tasty. From patio parties to the ultimate road trip, flip through its pages to find amazing recipes, great gear and other delicious discoveries. Which adventure will you choose first? 

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    3. 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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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