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Our Favorite Trader Joe’s Cheeses To Add To Your Cart

Trader Joe’s is a popular neighborhood grocery store that stocks a wide variety of everyday basics. But what makes this store different from any other grocery store is its commitment to offering one-of-a-kind products – including Trader Joe’s cheese.

Selective focus of neon Trader Joe's sign

Although Trader Joe’s isn’t nearly as prevalent in the U.S. as Walmart or Kroger, it’s undoubtedly rising in the ranks of the most popular grocery stores.

With nautical themes, unique products, and affordable prices, everyone loves Trader Joe’s.

But today, we’re here to talk about one type of product: cheese. And if you’re a cheese lover like me, you won’t want to miss out on our list of the best cheese at Trader Joe’s.

Best Cheese at Trader Joe’s

Check out some of the most popular cheese options offered at Trader Joe’s and create an impressive cheese board without breaking the band.

Unexpected Cheddar Cheese

I had to include Trader Joe’s Unexpected cheddar cheese at the top of the list for no reason other than its sublime taste.

This is no ordinary cheddar. The unexpected part of this cheese is the bits of parmesan mixed in, which gives it a lovely flavor.

Asiago Cheese with Rosemary and Olive Oil

And right off the bat, I’m going to throw a curveball at you with a fancy-sounding cheese.

The asiago cheese with rosemary and olive oil is as scrumptious as it sounds.

The rosemary and olive oil pair perfectly with one another and bring out the natural nuttiness of the asiago cheese.

In a word: delightful.

Blueberry Vanilla Chevre Goat Cheese

Let me just tell you now: the cheeses only get funkier from here on out.

Trader Joe’s blueberry vanilla chevre goat cheese. Despite the suspiciously purple color, everything is all natural here.

Blueberries and grape juice add a sweet, fruity flavor to already desirable goat cheese.

Perfect for a fancy charcuterie.

Creamy Toscano Cheese Soaked in Syrah

Don’t be embarrassed if you didn’t know what Syrah was; I didn’t either until I tried this cheese.

It turns out, Syrah is a dark-skinned grape similar to the ones used to make deep red wines.

This, mixed with creamy Toscano cheese, offers a bold, nutty taste that’s excellent with wine.

English Cheddar With Caramelized Onions 

In my humble opinion, caramelized onions make every dish better.

But I never dreamed of adding them to cheese – until now. The onions add a hint of sweetness to the cheddar that I didn’t know I needed.

With the bite of the cheddar, the sweetness is a welcomed change. 

Italian Truffle Cheese

Anything with truffles automatically shouts fancy. It’s buttery and soft, with subtle traces of the truffle’s flavor.

While I’m a fan, those who prefer more basic cheeses like cheddar or provolone might find this cheese a bit odd.

Never say never, though!

Toscano Cheese With Black Pepper

Sometimes, all you need is a familiar seasoning to make a good product a great one.

Toscano cheese is already tasty, boasting a rich, nutty flavor with hints of cheddar and parmesan.

But the added touch of simple black pepper takes this cheese to the next level.

Triple Creme Brie Cheese

When I want a soft, creamy cheese, I know I can’t go wrong with brie.

And as much of a fan as I am of any brie, I’m triple the fan of Trader Joe’s triple creme brie cheese.

There’s no other way to describe it other than extra creamy. It adds a layer of necessary variety to cheese boards and serves as an indulgent snack from Trader Joe’s.

Chèvre With Honey

This goat’s milk cheese is a highlight of Trader Joe’s cheese department.

To me, it merits the idea that every charcuterie board should include honey.

This cheese contains honey and honey powder, which may sound like a lot of sweetness, but it’s actually the perfect amount.

It achieves a rich, smooth, and tangy flavor for a spreadable cheese that’s so delicious.

Dutch Smoked Gouda

Smoked gouda is ideal for just about anything.

Eat it alone, on crackers, sprinkled on eggs, or paired with a tasty dry wine.

Trader Joe’s version is really nice and has a mild flavor and a subtle smoky aroma.

I love its smooth texture and its unassuming profile.

Havarti Cheese With Dill

Where are my pickle lovers? You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted this creamy, buttery cheese mixed with a kick of dill flavor.

The mildness of the cheese makes room for the bright herb, making it the perfect balance of taste.

Best Cheese at Trader Joe’s

  1. Unexpected Cheddar Cheese
  2. Asiago Cheese with Rosemary and Olive Oil
  3. Blueberry Vanilla Chevre Goat Cheese
  4. Creamy Toscano Cheese Soaked in Syrah
  5. English Cheddar With Caramelized Onions
  6. Italian Truffle Cheese
  7. Toscano Cheese with Black Pepper
  8. Triple Creme Brie Cheese
  9. Chèvre With Honey
  10. Dutch Smoked Gouda
  11. Havarti Cheese With Dill

Final Thoughts

It’s probably apparent that I could talk about cheese forever. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the extensive cheese selection offered at Trader Joe’s, and many of their products have found a permanent spot on my grocery list. 

If you haven’t explored Trader Joe’s cheese options yet, now’s your chance to do so with a guided list.

Check out other Trader Joe’s favorites, like their best frozen items for a quick meal or appetizer!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.