Cheese Shoppe

Save the Date: We’re cutting the big cheese!  Join us for our holiday tradition and welcome back the “big cheese”  to Walt Churchills Market!  The annual cutting will take place on Saturday Nov. 16th at 3pm at our Perrysburg location. The Perrysburg High School choir will be there to sing us into the holiday spirit.  The Toledo Ballet’s “mice” will join in the festivities.  Kerry Henning of Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese, the family owned company that made the cheddar, will be the guest of honor.  This will also be the kick off of our Toys for Tots collection drive at Churchills.  Like Walt says, “The big cheese is an opportunity to celebrate good eating and good food”.  See you there!

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.

Sweet cranberry and orange, blended with a creamy cheddar is hand crafted by Master Cheese Maker Kerry Henning. Kerry is also the maker of our 2000 pound cheddar coming to our stores on Nov. 16th. Hennings Cheese uses all natural ingredients and supports small family dairy farmers who grass feed their cows. Paring this cheese with a semi dry red or white wine makes it the perfect cheese for the holidays!

FEATURED CHEESES AT WCM

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.

Artikaas Red Wax Gouda

This mild and soft young gouda is aged four weeks. It is made of cow’s milk and imported from Holland. It is perfect for salads, on sandwiches, or as a snack with grapes or apples. This cheese’s perfect wine paring is Chateau De Valmer, a delightful Vouvray!

Prairie Breeze

White cheddar is aged for a minimum of 9 months and made with vegetarian rennet and no added color. Sweeter than your typical cheddar, crumbly yet creamy with a little crunch from the calcium crystals developed during the aging process. Try it grated on a salad, in soup, or in that special mac & cheese! Grill a panini sandwich or enjoy with a slice of apple pie. A must on any cheese plate, your guests will love it!

Parmigiano-Reggiano

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.

Laubsher Cheddar Cheese

This medium cheddar is aged between 2 and 3 years. White or yellow are available. Laubsher cheese is produced in Jamestown, New York and has been in business 52 years. It is a great melter and can be used in sauces to top cooked vegetables. This cheese is used in many of our homemade dishes and soups. Stop by our cheese shop and ask for a sample!

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.

Farm Country Cheese House

This creamery works in partnership with local Amish Farmers to create fresh, antibiotic-free cheese. Located in Lakeview, Michigan, their cheeses are pure, simple and clean. Amish traditions and practices are followed to produce the milk. The cows are raised on small farms where herds of only 4 to 20 cows are hand milked twice daily. Flavored “jack” styles are customer favorites!