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Reopen Your Dine-In Eatery with These Products

As the stay-at-home-order begins to lift, and restrictions to businesses are modified to allow for dine-in customers many eateries, including restaurants, pizzerias, cafes, delis, brewpubs, and even some in-grocery store eateries, will be looking to comply with new guidelines to…

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Local Buffalo Burrata Retail Wholesale

Belfiore Crema di Bufala is a specialty product offered by only a handful of producers in the US. Belfiore Cheese, based in Berkeley, CA, happens to be one we are proud to offer. Crema Di Bufala is a burrata cheese…

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One of the Best Bakeries in America

It’s no secret that at La Brea Bakery, they take bread very seriously. Building on standard baking techniques, their bakers spend a lot of time and energy perfecting every loaf, and they pride themselves on their unique sourdough starter. We’re…

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Local Buffalo Burrata Retail Wholesale

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Belfiore Crema di Bufala is a specialty product offered by only a handful of producers in the US. Belfiore Cheese, based in Berkeley, CA, happens to be one we are proud to offer. Crema Di Bufala is a burrata cheese made from the milk of Water Buffalo, raised locally in the Sacramento Valley. This cheese is handcrafted by Belfiore cheesemakers…

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Imported Specialty Cheeses – A Guide for Cheese Buyers

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, October 24th, 2019

When putting together the perfect selection of holiday imported specialty cheeses, plan to include cheeses from a range of countries, different animal milk, and various textures to give your customers a wide variety from which to choose. Our specialty cheese offering is comprehensive as we work closely with suppliers to bring you the best selection of imported specialty cheeses from…

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What is a Dairy Cooperative?

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Friday, July 12th, 2019

A dairy cooperative is a collection of dairy farmers who work together to bring milk and other dairy products to market. The dairy co-op is owned and controlled by all members of the co-op equally. Dairy producer members share in the profits and expenses of the co-op. Dairy cooperatives can range widely in size and function. While some dairy cooperatives…

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Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, June 6th, 2019

There are two types of Mozzarella cheese. Mozzarella di Bufala Campana and Fior di Latte. Mozzarella di Bufala Campana is made from the fresh milk of water buffaloes and is considered to be the very best type of Mozzarella. Fior di Latte is Mozzarella made from pasteurized cows milk. Mozzarella cheese originated in Italy. There Mozzarella was primarily made using…

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Wholesale Mozzarella Cheese for Pizza

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, May 16th, 2019

  Why is mozzarella used to make pizza? Mozzarella is the most popular cheese in the US because of pizza. Mozzarella is most often used to make pizza because it offers the best melting, bubbling, and browning of all other types of cheese. This is due, in large part, to the high water activity of the cheese. Stretchability is also…

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Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Monday, April 15th, 2019

  We have concluded that grilled cheese is a great unifier. It's visual, flavorful, and exciting—you could almost call it a cultural movement. It’s one of the few foods that isn’t just about taste but is also evocative of childhood comfort food.  Anyone can create their version of a good grilled cheese sandwich. And chefs have turned it into a…

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Kerrygold Savory Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Kerrygold Savory Shredded Cheddar Cheese has all the familiar taste and texture you’ve come to expect from Kerrygold Cheddar Cheese in the convenience of a shred. Made from the milk of Irish grass-fed cows this savory cheddar’s mellow flavors begin with a hint of butter and finish with a faint zing. Quick and easy to use. Shredded cheese comes in…

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Cowgirl Creamery Clabbered Cottage Cheese

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Cowgirl Creamery Clabbered Cottage Cheese is made the traditional way with pillow-like non-fat curds tossed in a dressing of cultured cream and organic milk.  There are several manufacturers of cottage cheese on the market today, so what sets this cottage cheese apart? Cottage Cheese is said to have been created in the 1800’s. In an effort to eliminate waste farmers…

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Red Fox and White Fox Cheeses

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

  Belton Farms Red Fox and White Fox Cheeses are English style cheeses with unique characteristics. Belton Farms was established in 1922 by the Beckett family in Shropshire England. Deep in the West Midlands of the stunning England countryside, Belton Farm's cheesemakers produce award-winning handcrafted cheeses. Cheesemakers use only the best locally sourced ingredients. Milk comes from local dairy farmers…

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Cabot Creamery Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Cabot Creamery Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar is a sharp cheddar with bold and creamy flavors. Lactose-Free this cheese delivers northeast bite! Cheese is slightly crumbly, with a rich taste and well defined lush body. Inspired by the valley fields of Cabot family farms, this artisanal cheddar is aged to perfection. The sharp flavors of Cabot’s Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar linger in every…

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Cowgirl Creamery Wagon Wheel Cheese

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Cowgirl Creamery Wagon Wheel Cheese is made using organic cow’s milk from Tresch Family Farm. Wagon Wheel was Cowgirl Creamery's first large-format aged cheese. Visually stunning, the rosy-hued natural rind surrounds a heavenly soft and creamy center. This American beauty has a tart flavor which is balanced by the rich notes of cream and brown butter. Perfect for melting, grating, grilling or…

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Point Reyes Farmstead Toma Exact Weight

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

  We are delighted to announce the new Point Reyes Farmstead Toma Exact Weight cheese. We know this cheese will appeal to many of our customers who desire individually wrapped artisan cheeses. Until now Toma was only sold in ten-pound wheels. The new Toma Exact Weight cheese is cut into wedges and wrapped in plastic to preserve freshness. Branded with the…

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Specialty Domestic Cheese

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Specialty Domestic Cheese is an essential category for us here at Mike Hudson Distributing. In the last few years, we have grown our selection of artisan domestic cheeses. With the help of our dedicated cheese buyer, our collection has expanded to include some unique specialty cheese. Ones we hope you will find will add value to your selection of specialty…

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FISCALINI SIGNATURE LINE – LABEL CHANGE

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Fiscalini Cheese Company is excited to release its new Signature Line retail labels.  A number of years ago they updated the brand’s logo and packaging, these changes have been instrumental in creating a new look and feel for the Fiscalini Cheese Company.  The Fiscalini Signature Line includes three raw milk cheeses made in wheel form and aged to perfection.  Signature…

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MIFROMA ORIGINAL FONDUE

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Mifroma Original Fondue is made from a blend of cheeses including Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP, Gruyere AOP, and Emmentaler AOP. Mifroma Fondue cheese melts to a perfect creamy texture, and so easy to prepare. Simply pour the contents of the Fondue pouch into a fondue pot or heat-safe container and apply heat until cheese is completely melted. This fondue cheese is…