The Boulevard Market has over 180 types of hand-cut cheese at any given time. From timeless classics like Gruyere to small-production, up-and-coming cheeses like Cypress Grove's Humboldt Fog, we carry a constantly changing stock of cheese to meet your needs. Since our selection is always changing, we cannot offer a full product list online, but email us at Erika@BoulevardMarket.com or call 517.423.6000 if you're looking for anything in particular and we would be happy to assist you!
TYPES OF CHEESE: A BRIEF OVERVIEW
It is generally recognized that there are six different styles of cheese available. They are produced using different methods, and end up with very different characteristics based on length of aging, type of mold used, and a combination of other factors. Let's go over the six different styles of cheese you'll find: FRESH Characteristics: Distinctly milky flavor, no aging, soft. Fresh chevre (goat cheese) would be a popular example.
BLOOMY RIND Characteristics: A soft, furry coating surround 3 sides of the cheese paste. Brie would be an example of Bloomy Rind cheeses. WASHED RIND Characteristics: A slightly tacky, orange colored rind with a distinct odoriferous quality. Limburger would be the best known example of washed rind cheeses. SEMI SOFT Characteristics: A hard firm rind with the paste of the cheese being semi soft and creamy. Tomme de Savoie or young Italian Pecorino would be good examples of semi soft cheeses. HARD Characteristics: A hard rind and firm paste. Possible holes or gritty bits may be present in the paste. BLUE Characteristics: A semi soft cheese obviously veined with blue. Blue cheese can be rindless or have an inedible aged rind.