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Updated 1/18/2015
The Following cheeses and other items reviewed on the blog, all received 4 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got…). Seems like a long list???? That’s because we only review above “good” cheese; we only review the best of the best… if it’s not… we ignore it… we’re here to glorify cheese not criticize cheese and cheesemakers….

Other-than-cheese 4 Paw specialty foods, books and restaurants with 4 Paws status follow at the bottom of this cheese index:

165 Cheeses You Should Know

281 Cheeses You Should Know

Index of Raw Cheeses

Indexes of Vegetarian Cheeses


ACS Cheese Profile: Beecher’s Flatiron

ACS Cheese Profile Fiscalini’s Bandaged Cheddar

ACS Cheese Profile: Fiscalini’s San Joaquin Gold

ACS Cheese Profile: Hudson Flower 

ACS Cheese Profile: Rogue River Blue

ACS Cheese Profile: Sartori’s Cognac Bellavitano

ACS Cheese Profile: Tania Toscano

ACS Cheese Profile: Zingerman’s Lincoln Log


Ancient Heritage’s Juniper

Ancient Heritage’s Opal Springs

Ancient Heritage’s Willow Creek

Ancient Heritage’s Valentine

Ascutney Mountain


Bandage Cheddar (Fiscalini Farmstead)

Barber 1833

Bayley Hazen Blue 

Bear Hill (Grafton Village)

Bear Pond Farm’s Pesto (with Pecorino Romano)

Beecher’s Cheese Curds

Beecher’s Extra-Aged Flagship

Beecher’s Flagsheep 

Beecher’s Flatiron

Beecher’s Raw Flagship 

Beecher’s Raw Flagship Reserve

Beecher’s Flagship Reserve

Beecher’s No Woman

Beemster Graskaas 

Beemster Lite

Beemster Mustard

Beemster Vlaskaas

Beemster Wasabi

Beemster XO 

Beer Cheese (PJs)

BelGioioso American Grana

BelGioioso Burrata

BelGioioso Italico 

BelGioioso Mascarpone

BelGioioso Parmesan

BelGioioso Provolone

BelGioioso Tiramisu Mascarpone 

BellaVitano Cognac

BellaVitano Espresso (Sartori) 

BellaVitano Merlot

Bellwether Farms’ Carmody 

Bellwether Farms’ San Andreas 

Big Boy Blue (Willapa Hills Farms)

Black Mountain

Black River Gorgonzola 


Blue Mont Dairy’s Bandaged Cheddar

Bread Cheese (Carr Valley) 

Bread Cheese (Pasture Pride)

Brie de Meaux 

Briar Rose Creamery Chevre Spreads

Cahill’s Original Porter Cheese 

Cahill’s Whisky Cheese

Cambozola Black Label

Campo de Montalban


Cape Foulweather (River’s Edge)

Carr Valley Bread Cheese

Carr Valley Cows’ Milk Cheese Plate

Carr Valley Jenny Eye Reserve

Carr Valley Ten-Year Cheddar 

Cascadia Creamery’s Glacier Blue 

Cascadia Creamery’s Sleeping Beauty

Cashel Blue

Casio Pecora (Fruition Farms of Colorado) 

Castello Reserve Aged Havarti 

Chia Bellavitano (Sartori)

Christmas 2012 Cheese Plate

Collier’s Powerful Welsh Cheddar


Consider Bardwell Farm’s Pawlet

Consider Bardwell Farm’s Rupert

Cotswold Pub Cheese

Cougar Gold (WSU)

Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam

Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella

Crave Brothers Mascarpone 

Cremont (VBCC)

Cypress Grove’s Lambchopper

Cypress Grove Midnight Moon

Denhay Farmstead Cheddar 

El Cantu


Fair Oaks Farm Aged Gouda

Fair Oaks Farm Emmenthaler

Fair Oaks Farm Royal Blue 

Fiscalini Farmstead Bandage Cheddar

Fiscalini Farmstead Premium Aged Cheddar 

Fiscalini Farmstead San Joaquin Gold 

Flatiron (Beecher’s) 

Ford Farm Rugged Mature Cheddar 


French Prairie Brie 

Friskies Beef and Liver with Cheese Pate Dinner

Fromager d’Affinois

Fromager d’Affinois with Garlic and Herbs 

Fruition Farms’ Cacio Pecora 

Glacier Blue (Cascadia Creamery)

Golden Age Cheese Super Sharp Cheddar

Golden Glen Creamery Farmstead Butter

Golden Glen River Cheddar

Gothberg Farms’ Chevre

Gothberg Farms’ Aged Gouda

Gothberg Farms’ Raw Milk Gouda

Gothberg Farms’ The Woman of LaMancha

Gothberg Farms’ Young Gouda 

Grafton Village 4-Year Raw Milk Cheddar

Grafton Village Cheese’s Bear Hill

Great Ocean Road Cheddar

Grana Padano 

Grand Margaux 70% Brie 

Great Lakes Cheshire

Greens of Glastonbury Organic Mature Cheddar 

Guusto (Pasture Pride) 

Harbison (Jasper Hill Farm)

Havarti (Castello Aged)

Haystack Mountain Fresh Chevre with Green Chilies 

Hudson Flower

Ilbesa’s Aged Sheep’s Milk Cheese

Ilbesa’s Mature Sheep’s Milk Cheese

Ilchester Beer Cheese

Ilchester Smoked Applewood

Istara Chistou

Istara P’tit Pyrenees

Istara Ossau Iraty 

Ivy’s Vintage Reserve Cheddar (Wyck Farms)

Jarlsberg Dip 

Jasper Hill Farm’s Harbison

Jeffs’ Select Gouda 


Juusto (Pasture Pride)

Kaltbach Le Gruyere 

Kaamps’ Estate Klavenkaas

Kerrygold Aged Cheddar

Kerrygold Butters

Kerrygold Dubliner

Kerrygold Ivernia

Kerrygold Red Leicester

Kurtwood Farms’ Dinah 

L’Amuse Signature Gouda

La Sauvagine

La Tur

Laack’s Eight Year Extra Sharp Cheddar 

Lady Laurier d’Arthabaska 

Lavonia Cheese Board

Le Cendrillon 

Le Chevre Noir

Le Timanoix

Long Clawson Dairy Lemon Zest Stilton 

Lou Bergier Pichen 

Mary Quicke’s Farmhouse Cheddar (Raw Milk)

Mauri Gorgonzola Piccante D.O.C. 

Merlot BellaVitano

MontAmore (Sartori) 

Montgomery Cheddar


Mountina Mocha 

Moon Cheese


Mt. Townsend SeaStack

Mt. Townsend TruffleStack

Neal’s Yard Stichelton 

New Year’s Day 2013 Cheese Plate 

Noosa Yoghurt

Old Amsterdam 

Opal Springs

PJ’s Ultimate Cheese Snack (Beer Cheese) 

Palmetto Cheese Spreads



Parrano Robusto 

Paski Sir

Pasture Pride Guusto

Pasture Pride Juusto


Pineland Farms’ Sharp One-Year Cheddar

Portland’s Cheese Bar

President’s Comte 

Pt. Reyes Original Blue Cheese

Quicke’s Smoked Cheddar 

Reading (Spring Brook Farm)


Reypenear VSOP 2-Year Gouda

Ricotta Salata  

River’s Edge Siltcoos 

River’s Edge Up In Smoke

Roaring Forties Blue (King Island Dairy)

Robiola Three Latt

Rogue Creamery Blue Heaven

Rogue Creamery Blue Crumbles

Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue 

Rogue Creamery Echo Mountain 

Rogue Creamery Flora Belle

Rogue Creamery Mazama

Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue

Rogue Creamery Oregonzola 

Rogue River Raw Milk Sharp Cheddar

Rogue Creamery Rogue River Blue 

Roguella Fresh Mozzarella from Rogue Creamery 

Roguette from Kaseri Champignon

Rolf Beeler’s Tomme Vaudoise

Roth-Kase Bleu Affinee

Roth-Kase BrauKase

Roth-Kase ButterKase

Roth-Kase GrandCru Gruyere

Roth-Kase GranQueso

Roth-Kase Natural Smoked Gouda

Roth-Kase Petite Swiss 


Rush Creek

Saint Agur

Saint Andre 

Saint Honore

Salemville SmokeHaus Blue Cheese

Sally Jackson Raw Sheep Milk Cheese 

Salt Spring Island Flower Chevre

San Andreas (Bellwether Farms)

San Jaoquin Gold – Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese 

Sartori 18-Month BellaVitano

Sartori Bellavitano Gold 

Sartori Bellavitano Gold with Chai

Sartori Bellavitano Gold with Cognac

Sartori BellaVitano Gold with Espresso 

Sartori BellaVitano with Merlot

Sartori Bellavitano Gold with Pepper 

Sartori Cognac BellaVitano

Sartori Foods’ Cheese Plate 

Sartori Gorgonzola Dolcino 

Sartori’s MontAmore

Sartori Foods’ SarVecchio

Saxon Homestead Saxony 

SeaStack (Mt. Townsend) 

Shari’s Elegant, Yet Simple Blue Cheese Spread

Siltcoos (River’s Edge) 

Sleeping Beauty (Cascadia Creamery)

Spring Brook Farm’s Reading

Stichelton (Neal’s Yard) 

Sweet Grass Dairy’s Thomasville Tomme 

Thanksgiving Day Cheese Platter 

Tickler’s Extra Mature Cheddar

Tillamook 100th Anniversary Three-Year Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar

Tillamook Cheese Plate

Tillamook Cheese Curds

Tillamook Habanero

Tillamook Horseradish

Tillamook Ice Creams

Tillamook Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar 

Todd Trethowan’s Gorwydd Caerphilly 

Tomme Vaudoise

Tom’s Tiny Kitchen Pimento Cheese 

TruffleStack (Mt. Townsend)

Tsunami Sushi at Hawthorne’s Fred Meyer 

Tuxford and Tebbett’s Mature Irish Cheddar 

Up In Smoke (River’s Edge)

Upland’s Rush Creek

Upland’s Pleasant Ridge Reserve 


Vella Dry Jack

Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery Bijou

Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery Crème Fraiche 

Vermont Butter and Cheese Cremont

Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery Cultured Butter

*Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery Mascarpone 

Vermont Cheese Plate (ACS 2013)

Villajos Artisan Manchego 

Vintage Cheese of Montana’s Mountina

Vintage Cheese of Montana’s Mountina Mocha

Willamette Valley Cheese Company French Prairie 

West Country Farmhouse Cheddar (Barber 1833)

Westfield Farm’s Capri

Widmer Cellars Aged Brick 

Willapa Hills Farm Big Boy Blue

Willapa Hills Farms Two-Faced Blue 

Willapa White from Willapa Hills Farm 

Willow Creek

Wyck Farms’ Ivy’s Vintage Reserve Cheddar

Yami Yogurt 



Other 4 Paws Recognitions:

100% Parmesan Crisps from Kitchen Table Bakers

100% Parmesan Crisps with Caraway Seeds from Kitchen Table Bakers

34° Cracked Pepper Crispbread Crackers

34° Lemon Zest Crispbread Crackers

34° Natural Crispbread Crackers

34° Rosemary Crispbread Crackers

34° Sesame Crispbread Crackers 

34 Degree Sweet Crisps

34° Whole Grain Crispbread Crackers 

Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Beecher’s Flagship Crackers

Beecher’s Hazelnut Crackers 

Bissinger’s Chocolate Covered Point Reyes Blue Cheese Wine Grapes

Daelia’s Biscuits for Cheese  

Effie’s Oatcakes 

Jams and Preserves made by Food By Bob

John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks

Nectave – 100% Organic Blue Agave Nectar 

O Orange Blossom Champagne Vinegar 

Pepperlane Jams

Sesmark Original Sesame Thins


Books and Music:

Clobbered by Camembert: Cheese Shop Mystery by Avery Aames

Culinaria France

Culinaria Italy

Culinaria Spain 

Ficoco Fig Spread

Lost and Fondue – Cheese Shop Mystery

Sweet Virginia Girl CD by Rob Kaufelt



Restaurants, Cheese Shops and Cheese Bars:


Chuck’s Produce – Vancouver, Washington 

Dorothy Lane Markets – Dayton, Ohio

Foster and Dobbs – Portland, Oregon

Hawthorne Hamburger Project

Hawthorne Fred Meyer Meat Counter Has Got It Going On 

Lapellah Restaurant 

Murray’s Cheese Bar 

Outback’s Wedge Salad 

Quel Fromage – Bellingham, Wa.

Surdyk’s Flights Wine and Cheese Bar 

The Cheese Bar – Portland, Oregon

TomChee Grilled Cheese Sandwich Shop


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