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 with importing Polish hams and quickly expanded into Frozen Seafoods. Much of Atalanta’s early success centered on their ability to grow relationships within the international community. The Atalanta Corp. grocery department 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 of course an extensive line of cheeses.

Atalanta and Imported Cheese

Before the importing business, Leon Rubin worked in the domestic cheese industry. In the beginning, Leon and his partner Herbert never considered adding cheese to their portfolio. But in the early 1950’s they could not deny the opportunity 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.

Atalanta Corp imports quality cheeses from over 50 countries. They believe that cheese is more than just food; it’s an experience. Whether you’re looking for an authentic Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy, creamy Fondue from Switzerland or a sturdy English Stilton from England, Atalanta carries hundreds of cheeses from around the globe for you to discover and enjoy.

We, here at Mike Hudson Distribution, value our relationship with Atalanta. Our selection of imported cheeses is quite extensive, and 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

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.

3031  Atalanta

ENGLISH STILTON BLUE

Made in England from pasteurized milk. Made in the traditional cylindrical shape, forms its own crust, unpressed, delicate blue veins.

1/8 lb.

9410  Atalanta

FRENCH RACLETTE

Known for its sublime melting qualities, Raclette is a semi-soft, flavorful cheese that is dotted with tiny eye holes. Creamy, smooth taste.

1/15 lb.

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.

1/17 lb.

3149  Atalanta

FRENCH BRIE 3 KILO

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

1/3 kilo

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.

3164  Atalanta

FRENCH EIFFEL TOWER BRIE

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

1/3 kilo

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.

2121  Atalanta

ITALY GORGONZOLA DOLCE

This semi-soft blue has a slight bite. A classic after-dinner cheese paired with fresh fruit. Melts beautifully stirred into rich sauces.

4/3 lb.

2306  Atalanta

ITALY PARMESAN REGGIANO (1/8 WHL)

Produced in Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and part of Mantua. It is characterized by a rich, delicate and full flavor that is never sharp.

1/9 lb.

2365  Atalanta

ITALY PECORINO ROMANO WHEEL

A premium quality, pure sheep’s milk cheese with a hard and compact taste. Tends towards light straw coloring.

1/60 lb.

2412  Atalanta

ITALY GRATED ROMANO PECORINO

A premium quality, pure sheep’s milk cheese with a hard and compact taste. Tends towards light straw coloring.

4/5 lb.

3622  Atalanta

ITALY PECORINO ROMANO CUT & WRAP RW

A premium quality, pure sheep’s milk cheese with a hard and compact taste, and whitish in color.

1/10 lb.

2810  Atalanta

SPAIN MANCHEGO 6 MTH

Produced in the La Mancha region of Spain in an arid climate with fluctuating temperatures which produces a complex flavor profile.

1/7 lb.

3306  Atalanta

SPAIN WINE WASHED AGED GOAT CHEESE

A delicious Spanish cheese with a flowery wine bouquet. Goats milk from Murciano-Granadino breed known for having the most flavorful milk.

2/5 lb.

2763  Atalanta

SWISS GRUYERE AOP KING CUT

Gruyère is sweet, slightly salty, with a flavor that varies widely with age. Often described as creamy when young, more complex as it matures

2/6 lb.

2352  Atalanta

ITALY GRANA PADANO PARMESAN

Imported and sourced from Atalanta this low-fat raw cow’s milk cheese is a hard semi-fat cheese, fine-grained, white or straw yellow, enclosed in a hard rind.

1/9 lb.