Churchill's Cheese Quality
...why we do what we do
Our Deli has a variety of sliced, diced, chunked or grated cheeses available at your request. Many of the cheeses we feature are also used in our deli made dishes, go into our homemade soups and sandwiches and our fresh salads. In addition to the wide variety of options, Churchill's offer samples of almost all of our cheese selections, so you can learn about the cheese and buy with confidence. Ask our store representatives about where a particular cheese comes from, or how to pair it best with a wine from our wine department.
Churchill's works cooperatively with several niche cheese importers from all over the globe, bringing in new, fresh cheese five days a week. We also purchase locally from farms across Ohio and Michigan, including local favorite Turkeyfoot Creamery in Wauseon. Like our produce and meat selections, we strive to provide our customers with fresh, locally produced options whenever possible, and showcase new local products weekly. Come discover the incredible fresh cheeses being produced right here in Northwest Ohio, and find a new favorite for that salad or appetizer recipe you've been working on.
Types of Cheese
- This cheese is inspired by the German Buterkäse, then the recipe is tweaked and mixed with special cultures resulting in a semi-soft to semi-hard cheese. The flavor of this cheese is surprisingly fresh.
- Made from raw cow's milk. The whole milk of the morning milking is mixed with the naturally skimmed milk of the previous evening's milking resulting in a part skim mixture .The wheel is then put into a brine bath to absorb salt for 20–25 days. After brining, the wheels are then transferred to the aging rooms for 12 months. Traditionally, cows have to be fed only on grass or hay, producing grass fed milk. The product is aged an average of two years. True Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese has a sharp, complex fruity/nutty taste with a strong savory flavor and a slightly gritty texture.
- Brie Courrone
- Imported from France, is consistently excellent. Creamy and rich ,without being overpowering to the palate. Brie is characterized by an edible, downy white rind and a cream-colored, buttery-soft interior that should "ooze" when at the peak of ripeness.
- Beemster Graskaas
- Rare, Extra Smooth, Spring Cow’s Milk - “This Rare Cheese, known for being the creamiest of the year, is aged for one month. The flavors are uniquely deep yet the texture remains very rich and creamy.” May is when Beemster Graskaas arrives to the United States and is available while supplies last. Beemster only produces 2000 wheels every season of Beemster Graskaas then only exports 1000 of those wheels to other countries for resale.
- Walnut Creek Cheddar Cheese “aged 9 months”
- This delicious yellow cheddar has just the right aging to make it smooth and mellow. Melts great and pairs well with fruits and meats alike. A perfect cheese to pair with wine or beer.
- Turkeyfoot Creek Creamery Gouda
- Is a mild hard cheese that is aged for approximately three months, but can be aged longer changing the flavor of the cheese. This Gouda is made in 5lb and 10lb wheels, placed in a brine coated with wax, and placed in a cheese cave to age. This creamery is located in Wauseon, Ohio and is the only creamery in this area to produce cheeses using the milk of goats raised on their own farm.
- Mackenzie Creamery Chevre
- Mackenzie Creamery’s handmade artisan goat cheeses are produced a local dairy from goat milk purchased from located just three miles down the road. The milk is all natural and contains no synthetic hormones, antibiotics or chemical compounds. It is gently transported from dairy to creamery, which is one of the factors that contribute to its rich, smooth qualities. This cheese is so smooth and sweet that every ingredient that is added just keeps enhancing the flavor. The Blueberry and Lemon is perfect for sweet breads and the cognac and fig is an excellent pairing for your favorite wine. Just recently we added the Wasabi chevre to our collection of fine cheese. This cheese was very well received by all who were the lucky participants in our most recent cheese tasting.