Bringing the world of imported and domestic cheese to Minneapolis
Great Ciao directly imports and air-ships cheese to Minneapolis from around the world on a weekly basis. Air-shipping is what makes us unique. We support farmstead, raw milk, small batch, artisan cheeses wherever possible. We know the combination of air shipping and artisan producers allows us to offer the best quality cheese available in the market.
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Fresh Bufala milk Mozzarella and Burrata are air-shipped weekly year-round for the freshest product and longest shelf-life. Parmigiano Reggiano, Robiola, Taleggio, Gorgonzola, Fontina, Alta Langa, Il Forteto, and many others are among our selection.
Air-shipped to us for best flavor and shelf-life, we offer a variety of Bries, bloomy and washed rinds, Roquefort, and Loire Valley chevres from famed producers and affineurs including Rodolphe Le Meunier, Herve Mons, Delphine Carles,and Pascal Beillevaire.
From cheeseboard staple Manchego to lesser known 100% goat milk Payoyo, we love our Spanish Cheeses for their unique flavor profiles and savory goodness. Among our favorites are wine soaked Buenalba, Smoky Idiazabal, and Monte Enebro.
Stilton from Colston Basset is a staple at Great Ciao. In addition, we rotate through our inventory special selections of Shropshire and classic Farmhouse Cheddars.
American Artisan Cheese
Artisan Makers and Affineurs
Excellent cheese comes from great farmers, cheesemakers and affineurs worldwide who have perfected their craft. Great Ciao is proud to carry the best.
Unique Flavor Profiles
Rotating through our selection are cheeses with just that little bit extra. It may be the Rogue River Blue that’s been aged 2 years instead of 1 or the extra-aged Jereboam of Upland’s Pleasant Ridge Reserve.
“Flavor First” is our motto and we are always tasting and looking for the best. Great Ciao is the exclusive distributor for Northern Lights Blue made right here in the Twin Cities.