Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Whole Foods Market Turns 30

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Whole Foods Market Turns 30

On September 20, 2010 Whole Foods Market will be celebrating 30 years of providing the public with quality organic food. To help them celebrate two Northern California cheese makers, Cowgirl Creamery and Cypress Grove, have created specialty cheeses that will be available to Whole Food customers throughout September.

Whole Foods prides itself on its large cheese selection; most stores having anywhere from 250 to 1000 varieties of cheeses. Many are organic and none contain any artificial colors or preservatives.


Last week I was given the opportunity to try a few of their cheese including the Cowgirl Creamery’s Buckaroo cheese. Buckaroo is a very mild in flavor, washed rind cheese that is aged only 60 days. Creamy with a slight nutty flavor this cheese melts well and made an excellent grilled cheese sandwich. I would highly recommend trying this cheese while it’s available.

The second cheese I tried was the Robusto, a Dutch gouda style cheese with a nice sharp flavor. This cheese can stand on it's own easily but would also be great as part of an antipasto plate. Unfortunately, when pairing the Cowgirl Buckaroo with the Robusto Gouda the mild flavor of the Buckaroo was lost.

If you’re a Whole Foods fan, like I am, be sure to stop by your local store this coming weekend and help them celebrate. From what I’ve been told there will be special events happening at all locations. While you’re there be sure to check out the cheese shop. Maybe even pick up some of the specialty cheeses to try for yourself. If you do, be sure to stop back here and let me know what you think.

8 comments:

  1. I live in Austin, Whole Foods headquarters, but unfortunately I'm going to be out of town this weekend. I was so disappointed when I found out, but I'm going to be sure to visit Whole Foods in Colorado on Saturday!

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  2. So sad I don't live near a Whole Foods. I love Gouda!

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  3. I love Whole Foods- I just wish they were here on the West Side! Do you go to the one in PV?

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  4. Janet...I heard they are thi king about opening one around 59th & Bell. I go to the one at Scottsdale & Mayo Blvd.

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  5. I just did a post on a cheese tray featuring three cheeses from Whole Foods. We've tried Robusto before and love it!!

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  6. I am going to Whole Foods today! I am so going to have to check out this cheese!

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  7. I love Whole Foods also and that grilled cheese sandwich looks really, really good!

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  8. Hi Theresa - Thanks for visiting my blog (eyeforarecipe.ca) and for your comment on the Roman-style braised chicken. I really like your site and appreciate your comments on Whole Foods. I shop at their Toronto store whenever possible and, given my husband's life-threatening allergies to additives and preservatives, it's such a relief to have everything clearly labelled and usually additive-free.

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