From California to Georgia, Whole Foods cheesemongers are saying that Catamount Hills is one of the most popular cheeses they sell!
This week, Anna Monette Roberts, editor at Popsugar, interviewed Brandon Wood, cheesemonger at Whole Foods, in Dublin, California. This Vermont Cabot Creamery cheese was the only East Coast cheese to make the list of top 5 best sellers cheeses at his store (along with some cheeses from the West Coast and one Swiss Gruyere!).
Last year, food writer Layla Khoury-Hanold spoke to Brent Sisk, the specialty department’s team leader, at the Whole Foods store in Augusta, Georgia. That store actually has the privilege to have the first Whole Foods cheese room! Pretty crazy! The store carries some Vermont cheeses, like those from Jasper Hill, but when it comes to better sellers, Brent mentions first Catamount Hills, that he describes as “a kind of Italian cheddar”.
Catamount Hills is aged 9 months and the secret of its “Italian” taste is that it uses parmesan enzymes, which gives it its sweetness. On its label, you can read that it is “a hand-selected, hard Italian-type cheese with notes of swiss and Parmesan flavors”. The word “cheddar” doesn’t even appear on the label!
Rejoice mac and cheese and grilled cheese lovers! With that taste profile, and the fact it melts very nicely, it is the prefect cheese for those comfy foods! Doesn’t it sound wonderful?
For the complete Popsugar article, read 6 Cheeses You Should Definitely Try From Whole Foods (the article actually only lists 5).
For more information on Whole Foods’ cheese room, read Layla’s article: Whole Foods is Mixing it Up With a Room Solely Dedicated to Cheese.