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Friday, July 22, 2011

Beecher's Handmade Flagship and Flagship Reserve Cheeses

Today I would like to introduce you to the gourmet food company called Beechers Handmade Cheese which has been in business since 2003. The company has two retail locations, one in Seattle at the Pike Place Market and the other one is in New York in the Flatiron District. All of the artisan cheeses that Beecher's sells are made by expert cheese makers.

Beecher's Handmade Cheese sells a variety of delicious gourmet cheeses such as Flagship Cheese, Just Jack Cheese, Marco Polo Cheese, Fresh Curds, Honey Cheese, etc. In addition you will find delicious handmade frozen side dishes all made with their wonderful cheese like World's Best Mac & Cheese, Mariachi Mac & Cheese, Fresh Kale and Brown Rice Gratin and Smoky Roasted Vegetable Cavatappi. When you have the munchies and want a great tasting snack you will find Beecher's Honey Nut Crackers, their Flagship crackers, Anjou Bakery Fruit Nut Crostini and several other products!

My Review: The great folks over at Beecher's Handmade Cheese sent me 4 packages of their cheese to try out in 2 different flavors. We received the Beecher's Flagship Cheese and the Beecher's Flagship Reserve Cheese. For those of you wondering how your perishable food products are shipped from Beecher's I am going to show you! Your items are carefully packed into an inflatable cooler along with several ice packs and then the entire cooler is sealed up and placed into a shipping box. Once it arrives to your home or business...you simply unseal the cooler and take your items out. When mine arrived everything was still frozen solid including the ice packs!

The Beecher's Flagship Cheese is their signature cheese that has won numerous awards. In 2007 it won the American Cheesemaker Award for Best Semi-Hard Cow's Milk Cheese and in 2009 it won 2nd Place in the Aged Cheddars category from the American Cheese Society. This cheese has a unique robust nutty flavor to it and is carefully aged for 18 months before it is ready for the consumer. This cheese is available for purchase for $20.00 which includes two 8 ounce blocks of cheese.

The Beecher's Flagship Reserve Cheese is a special version of their signature flagship cheese and it won the 2007 America's Best Cheddar Award from the American Cheese Society. This cheese has a rich taste and texture to it while maintaining a creamy finish. This cheese is sold in 1 lb. portions for only $25.00.

Along with the cheese items Beecher's sent us a package of their Beecher's Original Crackers that have a rich, buttery but yet nutty taste to them. They go perfect with cheese! These crackers can be purchased from them for $5.00 per package.

I sliced down the cheeses and made 2 different cheese and cracker plates for us to sample the goodies. I sent one plate into my husband's office for them to snack on during their work breaks and the other we kept here for us to snack on. The artisan cheeses are absolutely delicious on their own and they are equally delicious with the crackers that they sent. In addition, I cut some of their cheese up into small chunks and we threw the cheese on top of our salads last night for dinner and WOW....that really "perked" up our salads and turned them into gourmet salads! All of the products that we sampled were delicious and tasted super fresh unlike the cheese you purchase at your local supermarket. Seriously foodie lovers...the Beecher's Cheeses are some of the best I have ever eaten and all of the employees at hubby's office also agree with my opinion because later on in the day...hubby stopped home & wanted to know if we had any cheese left as the employees wanted more!

We give the Beecher's Handmade Cheese products a huge 10 stars out of 10 stars on our rating scale. I do not believe you could find better American-Made cheese anywhere! We recommend the Beecher's Gourmet Artisan Cheeses to you! You can purchase them online or at one of their two retail locations. We would like to thank Beecher's for participating in this product review. You can follow them on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up to date with company and product news!

Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

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