Atalanta

In 1945 Herbert Moeller and Leon Rubin, two businessmen living in New York City, observed a void in the US foreign food market and founded Atalanta Trading Corporation. They started by importing Polish hams and quickly expanded into Frozen seafood. Much of Atalanta’s early success centered on its ability to grow relationships within the international community. The Atalanta Corp. grocery department was officially formed in 1971. They began importing Celebrity Mushrooms from Taiwan. They also introduced Del Destino, a line of tomato products imported from Israel, Romania, and Spain. Over the years, they have grown their selection of imported products to include charcuterie, accompaniments, and an extensive line of cheeses.

In the beginning, Leon and his partner Herbert never considered adding cheese to their portfolio. But in the early 1950s, they could not deny the opportunity that existed in the market and began importing Argentinian Edam Cheese. In 1965, they gained exclusive rights to import all Polish cheeses. In 1990, they conducted their first business in Italy and began introducing Pecorino Romano, Grana, and Parmigiano Reggiano. Today Atalanta is the largest privately held food importer in the United States.

We work closely with Atalanta to ensure our offering is current and attractive to our niche market of customers here in Northern California.

3687  Atalanta

BULGARIAN FETA

Made from pure sheep’s milk from ewes in the Rhodope Mountains and features a stark white color and slightly salty flavor with a tangy finish.

1/7 kilo

210113  Atalanta

DANISH BLUE CHEESE

Green Island Blue Cheese has a pungent, slightly moist edible rind. Inside this creamy ivory-colored cheese are streaks of blueish green veins.

2/3 lb.

2884  Atalanta

DENMARK DANISH FONTINA WHEEL

Danish Fontina is pale yellow and semi-soft with a mild slightly sweet flavor. A great table cheese, and also a good sandwich cheese.

1/10 lb.

2113  Atalanta

DENMARK DANISH BLUE

A strong, blue-veined cheese. This semi-soft creamery cheese is typically drum or block-shaped and has a slightly moist, edible rind.

1/6 lb.

2942  Atalanta

DENMARK DANISH PLAIN HAVARTI

Havarti is a semisoft, cow’s milk cheese. Interior-ripened, rindless, and smooth. Taste is buttery, somewhat sweet, and slightly acidic.

1/9 lb.

2943  Atalanta

DENMARK DANISH DILL HAVARTI

Infused with dill, this cheese is quite playful with eyes studding its interior and flecks of the bright green herbs.

1/9 lb.

2905  Atalanta

HOLLAND STYLE SMOKED GOUDA

Smoked in brick ovens over smoldering hickory chip embers, creating an edible brown rind with an earthiness reminiscent of dark beer.

4/6 lb.

2916  Atalanta

HOLLAND MEDIUM GOUDA

More mellow cheese than popular aged varieties, this savory, slightly salty, nutty cheese has a pale yellow interior and almost buttery finish.

1/10 lb.

805505  Atalanta

ENTREMONT COMTE 12 MONTHS

Comte is a French cheese with a rich history. This cheese is aged 12 months in 90-pound wheels, is robust in flavor, and has a floral nose.

8/7 oz.

2881  Atalanta

FRENCH SHEEP FETA

This Feta was made with curds preserved in a salt brine, which gives it a distinct flavor and a specific texture.

1/18 lb.

3149  Atalanta

FRENCH BRIE 3 KILO

The most prized and celebrated of all French cheeses. Produced for Atalanta under the Eiffel Tower label, shipped uncut in its original form.

1/3 kilo

311045  Atalanta

BRIE FRENCH 1 KILO

Entremont French Brie is a double-cream soft-ripened cow milk cheese. An indulgent treat, this Brie is a favorite on cheese platters.

2/2.2 lb.

3767  Atalanta

FRENCH LE FROMAGE D’AFFINOIS

Cheese from France’s Rhone-Alpes. Unique in the world of double cremes, even as it progresses in age it maintains a firm paste in the center.

2/4.4 lb.

2756  Atalanta

FRENCH FRANTAL EMMENTHALER

Somewhat sweet, buttery taste that is slightly reminiscent of fresh nuts and has many round walnut-sized holes evenly distributed throughout.

3/8 lb.

310064  Atalanta

EIFFEL TOWER BRIE SPREAD

Using the finest milk from Ontario to craft this double-cream Brie spread, the semi-soft, creamy texture that defines this classic cheese is conveniently packaged in a resealable container.

6/6 oz.

3164  Atalanta

EIFFEL TOWER DOMESTIC BRIE

This classic, taste bud-seducing cheese is always the first to disappear from a cheese plate. This Brie from Atalanta stands up against the competition.

1/6 lb.

3116  Atalanta

FRENCH PORT SALUT WHEEL

Mild and sweet in flavor, Trappist Monks created this French table cheese in Western France during the French Revolution.

1/4 lb.

940010  Atalanta

MIFROMA RACLETTE RACCARD WHEEL

A great melting cheese Mifroma Raclette is perfect for slathering over potatoes, meats, or grilled vegetables.

1/15 lb.

2763  Atalanta

MIFROMA LE GRUYERE AOP KING CUT

Mifroma Le Gruyère AOP develops extremely refined notes when aged to full maturity. It is prepared from premium unpasteurized milk from cows fed on the grass during the summer and hay during the winter. The use of any additives is prohibited.

2/6 lb.

2761  Atalanta

MIFROMA CAVERN LE GRUYERE AOP CAVE AGED WHEEL

This outstanding cheese is matured in a natural cave for a minimum period of 11 months. The result is a deliciously full-bodied cheese distinguished by a distinctive crystalline crunch, a hard crumbly and grainy paste, and melting grains.

1/77 lb.

270025  Atalanta

MIFROMA GRUYERE CAVE d’Or

Mifroma Gruyere cheese wheels are aged in sandstone caves deep in the Ursy Swiss Mountains. Caves provide a perfect environment for maturation.

1/70 lb.

3617  Atalanta

MIFROMA GRUYERE AOP QUARTER WHEEL

Mifroma Gruyere AOP is a slightly firm cheese aged for five months which accentuates the buttery notes and hints of almond and caramel.

1/18 lb.

270062  Atalanta

MIFROMA EMMENTALER MILD AOP EW

Mifroma Emmentaler AOP is a mild and sweet medium-hard cheese with an ivory color, even rind, and slightly nutty flavor.

8/7 oz.

270061  Atalanta

MIFROMA GRUYERE CAVERN AOP EW

Le Gruyere AOP is cave-aged for eleven months giving the cheese a distinctive crystalline crunch, grainy texture, and delicious full-bodiedness.

8/7 oz.