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.
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.
Walt Churchill’s also makes our signature hand-pulled Mozzarella in house, from fresh ingredients, every week. Cultured, aged and hand-pulled for a perfect soft and mild Italian cheese, it is the ideal topping for pizza, pasta, salads and more. You can even make an easy meal out of it, some crusty Italian bread from our Artisan Bakery, and a sprig of fresh basil or some of our WCM Signature Olive Oil. The options are endless, but they all begin with our fresh, all natural Signature Mozzarella.
FEATURED CHEESES AT WCM
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.
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.
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!
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!