One of my favorite ways to wind down and relax after a long day is with a nice glass of wine and a cheese plate. The right cheeses are important in creating a delicious cheese board and I’ve found that Trader Joe’s has a huge collection of great cheeses that are both delicious and won’t break the bank. I’ve made cheese plates and spent over $75 if I shop at higher-end gourmet markets so finding my go-to cheeses at Trader Joe’s that are tasty AND affordable is a win-win!
Below are my top picks for Trader Joe’s Best Cheeses. Also, if you are looking for wine recommendations or my favorite items from Trader Joe’s, check out my blog posts below
Trader Joe’s Asiago Cheese
The Trader Joe’s Asiago Cheese is made with rosemary and olive oil is an excellent, super tasty cheese. I was really impressed with how flavorful the cheese was. It tastes great on its own or even thinly sliced on crackers. Naturally, it is best with wine and you could even grate it over any Italian dish. Sold at $8.99 / lb, it’s a decent price for a premium cheese like this and definitely worth a try.
Trader Joe’s Blueberry Vanilla Chevre
If you’re looking for something sweet and creamy, look no further than this Trader Joe’s Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese. It melts in your mouth and is somewhat like a “dessert cheese”. For $4.79, this cheese has a tart blueberry flavor that mixes well with the sweet vanilla and savoriness of the fresh goat cheese.
Trader Joe’s Cambozola Triple Cream Blue Cheese
This is one of the most delicious creamy blue cheeses I have tried and it’s ALWAYS a hit with guests too! It is a mix of creamy brie and the mild blue cheese makes it even better. It can be best enjoyed spread on a crusty piece of bread, with buttery crackers or eaten straight off the block. For $4.80, I highly recommend it.
Trader Joe’s English Cheddar with Caramelized Onions
This Trader Joe’s English Cheddar with Caramelized Onions cheese is blended with caramelized onions which creates a nice sweet and savory balance that’s so irresistible. It’s firm, creamy and the bits of onion add a nice change of flavor. For $8.99 / lb, this delicious cheese is perfect for a cheese board that pairs well with a glass of Champagne too!
Trader Joe’s Italian Truffle Cheese
Never again think of truffles as something expensive to enjoy. With this $12.99 lb Italian Truffle Cheese, you can enjoy the luxury of truffles at home. The mild flavor of the cheese gives way to the flavor of the truffle, which is casually mixed throughout the cheese. It’s a semi-soft cheese that will be perfect for melting cheese on your grilled meats.
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Trader Joe’s Manchego Cheese
This Manchego cheese is aged 6 months and is a great addition to any cheese board or charcuterie. It has a buttery, slightly nutty flavor along with a crumbly texture of the Manchego. For $11.99 per lb, it makes a great companion on salty crackers or laid out on a cheese plate.
Point Reyes Blue Cheese
I know not everyone is a fan of blue cheese, but if you are, this recommendation is for you. This Point Reyes Farmstead Original Blue is an award-winning cheese that gets a lot of love. at $5.99 for 6 ounces, it’s not a bad deal for blue cheese lovers.
Trader Joe’s Triple Cream Brie Cheese
This is one of the best triple-cream brie cheese I’ve tried because of its extremely smooth texture literally melting in your mouth. It is perfect to spread over crackers as it is the closest thing to tasting like butter without actually being butter. For $8.79 / lb you have to try out this creamy, buttery, soft-ripened brie.
Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar Cheese
And last but definitely not the least, this “Unexpected Cheddar” cheese is a Trader Joe’s bestseller and a classic. It’s got a crumbly texture, unlike most cheddar cheeses you may have tried. As the packaging mentions, it tastes like an aged premium cheddar with hints of parmesan. For just $3.99 per lb, it’s a perfect addition to a cheese board accompanied with a glass of wine.
Trader Joe’s Vegan Feta Cheese
I definitely haven’t left out our vegan friends. This $4.29 vegan feta cheese alternative is for anyone if you’re not vegan. This plant-based cheese tastes just as good as the traditional, goat milk-derived version, with its creamy and savory flavor.
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