Enter here to win a $150 gift card to Whole Foods!  We seriously love Whole Foods; I am counting down the days until the one in my city opens (Too bad it’s not happening until next year :()!  They have an amazing cheese selection, so use this $$ on cheese to create your own cheese board, or on anything else you want!

NOTE:  This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to #255, Toni!


  1. 1
    Krista Stevenson says:

    I have only every tried Brie, but would like to have a cheese-tasting party or something!

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    nina says:

    they have a really nice havarti with herbs and tomato i think

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    fresh mozzarella! 🙂
    thanks for the chance to win!

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    Alyssa Jurgensmeier says:

    I enjoy a good smoked gouda cheese!

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    AnEmily says:

    I like most cheeses, except for ones that smell like armpits!

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    Rae says:

    mmmm… love a good parmesan, or baked brie. so many ideas….

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    Angie says:

    Smoked Gouda! Yum

  8. 8

    Blueberry cheese is the best.

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    Sallye says:

    Love manchego. The folks at Whole Foods are really helpful about pairing cheese with food and/or wine. They will also let you taste it before buying.

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    Barbara says:


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    Jen says:

    Extra sharp Vermont cheddar! So evil!

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    I don’t think I could pick just one! I am partial to most sharp cheddars / wisconsin blue / some fetas / goudas… but I guess if I could only have ONE cheese for the rest of my life it would be parmigiano reggiano!

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    Casey says:

    extra sharp Cheddar and Gouda!

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    Katie says:

    Hmmmmm…so many to choose from, but probably plain old mozzarella:)

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    Laura says:

    What cheese don’t I love? I guess my favorite is probably a really, really good extra sharp cheddar.

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    Edith S says:

    Goat Cheese!

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    Carmina says:

    I love rolled cheese with prociutto! Cream cheese and Parmesan are my favorite…cream cheese with jam and chopped walnuts, cream cheese with jalapenos, melted cream cheese makes a great white sauce too! Shaved Parm on my salad…Cant live without cheese! I cook with it everyday!

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    Sarah! says:

    I love pepper jack!

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    Kayla says:


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    joan s says:

    pecorino romano is one of my favorites!

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    melissa bullard says:

    Brie is my Fav!!

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    Amy says:

    goat cheese

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    NaDell says:

    My favorite cheese is Swiss. Not all that fancy, but it just can’t be beat in my book (although pepper jack is close!)

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    Alexandra M. says:

    I LOVE muenster cheese but I am starting to explore Irish cheddars and have been enjoying those as well!

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    Heidi Myers says:

    I love Gouda cheese (and feta, and brie, and fresh mozzarella 🙂 )

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    ~carolyn~ says:


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    Lindsay says:

    Gouda is my favorite!!! Great giveaway!

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    Karen says:

    roquetfort blue cheese! <3

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    cynthia says:

    My favorite cheese is triple cream brie!

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    Cecily says:

    Fresh Mozzarella. Fo’ Sho’. There’s nothing more delicious. I also love very low brow cheese curds. 😀

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    Kickback says:

    Extra sharp Canadian Cheddar.

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    Leslie Pin says:

    Campo del Montabon (sp?) or Drunken Goat!

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    rebecca says:

    mozzarella is by far the most delicious and versatile, but a soft dubliner is never turned down!

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    Emily says:

    I love gruyere but am intrigued by a few you talked about that I haven’t tried!

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    Brianna says:

    Gouda’s my favorite! (and I am totally saying that like the line in She’s The Man). But really, I loove it and use it when I make my copycat Corner Bakery Chicken Pomodori paninis (:

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    Rachael says:

    Gouda all the way!!!!

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    Katy M. says:

    I LOVE cheese so this is a really tough question. I guess I’d have to say my favorite is a soft goat cheese with blue veins that add a tartness.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

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    AllisonK says:

    Gouda, mozzarella, and a nice brie

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    Kristi says:

    Pepper jack

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    Allison says:

    So hard to choose just one…but I do love Gruyere!

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    Melanie says:

    It is hard to a pick a favorite cheese but lately I have been LOVING Brie–especially Brie in Croute! YUM!!!! Thanks for the great givaway and a gREAT site!!

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    Dakota says:

    I love cheese!! My favorite is Beecher’s Flagship.

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    Anna Z says:

    Gouda is my ultimate fav! 😀 Yum-O

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    Michelle says:

    I got a cheese board for Christmas, so this post was full of great information. I agree, Whole Foods does have an awesome cheese selection. I love cheese!!!

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    Victoria says:

    extra sharp cheddar cheese… yummmm

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    Tiffany K says:

    muenster…hopefully I am spelling that right haha

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    Jessica says:

    I love fresh mozzarella! Its so goooooood! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    Kathryn says:

    Mmm… I really LOVE Tillamook cheddar cheese (and I got my husband addicted to it as well) but I’m always willing to try new kinds!

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    Tami says:

    Pepper jack!

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    Brie! I could eat Brie and crusty bread for two meals a day!

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    Denise Schmitt says:

    Does cream cheese count? Yummy

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    Natalie says:

    Sharp cheddar, but I love them all!

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    Audree York says:

    A good Brie or extra sharp cheddar are my absolute favorites

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    Megan Ashman says:

    I absolutely love brie! But muenster is a close second…

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    Tami says:

    I won’t lie–good ol’ Tillamook cheddar is my favorite, but I never turn my nose up at some grueyere or gouda!

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    GlamourBomb says:

    Without a doubt, it’s gruyere. I make a killer broccoli and gruyere cheese pie with ingredients sourced from WFM.

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    Carrie says:

    Brie, basil havarti, provolone, blue…I love them all!

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    Joella says:

    I recently discovered Boursin at Costco and LOVE it!

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    Betsy says:

    Goat cheese

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    Alyssa says:

    Favorite? It depends on the occasion but Brie warmed with a pepper jelly is pretty delicious!

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    Sahara says:

    Hands-down, Havarti! It’s like the mild, smooth, and soft version of swiss! 🙂

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    Jenny says:

    I LOVE provolone!

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    Keri says:

    Fromage d’Affinois. I fell in love with it many years ago in France, and was thrilled when my local grocery store started carrying it. Divine!

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    Lora says:

    Hard to narrow it down but it’s got to be cheddar.

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    Stacy says:

    Extra sharp cheddar is my absolute favorite.

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    Jen says:

    Manchego, straight from Spain.

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    Rachel says:

    My favorite is any type of goat cheese. Love Whole Foods!

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    Paulitaz says:

    I’ll go for a nice ripe bucheron with some figs and a nice glass of wine. Now, I’m hungry!

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    Jenny says:

    I’m waiting for the Whole Foods to open in Boise but it doesn’t really seem like they’re working on it-but I’m going to Portland for a visit so I could use this to grab up some munster and some brie!

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    Jessica says:

    Depends on what I’m eating but hard to beat gruyere and baby Swiss 🙂 thanks!

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    June L says:

    Cheddar is the best. It is the king of all cheese.

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    jeanette n says:

    i love the good old classics of cheddar, pepperjack, monterey jack- but when you are talking about a cheese plate, i’d go for the brie and gouda.

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    Naomie says:

    I loooove boursin. And manchego. Yum!!!

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    April was in CT now CA says:

    Oh my word, I have to pick ONE!? haha I really love a good mozzarella.

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    Larisa says:

    I love me some Brie!

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    Erin P. says:

    Parmesan. I love it on pasta.

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    Kati Barlow says:

    My favorite cheese? That would have to be havarti! delish! I love it on turkey sandwiches too.

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    Emily Farnworth says:

    sliced havarti!

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    Janie says:

    I LOVE any kind of chevre. The mild, creamy flavor is my favorite.

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    Jill Britt says:

    I don’t have a lot of experience with different cheeses by the block, but I do love Gouda on my favorite sandwich from a local bagel shop.

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    David says:

    Burrata. Maybe a little pesto. Possibly some marinated artichoke hearts. Yeah.

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    Blair Bostrom says:

    Extra sharp cheddar or goat cheese!!

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    Linda says:

    I love cheese, period! But my favorite is probably a nice, sharp cheddar. Thanx guys!

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    Sonia says:

    I love cheeses, esp. Dill Havarti. It’s addicting!

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    Alexandra says:

    I loooove goat cheese!

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    Michelle Rocha says:

    Fave cheese is actually parmesan…yum. And as a side note, my hubby is Brazilian and awhile ago I found a pao de queijo recipe that was pretty good, but when I read your post, I loved the simplicity of the recipe so I tried it tonight (sorry for the run on sentence…). Anyway, delish and we loved how light and fluffy it turned out! Thanks for sharing, this will be our new stable recipe for pao de queijo!!

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    von Krankipantzen says:

    Absolutely smoked gouda. It is a vegetarian bacon substitute.

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    RMS says:

    mozarella, feta, goat cheese, cheddar, pepper jack, parmesan

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    Laura says:

    Havarti with dill, mmm…
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway and for the cheese plate tips!

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    Christine says:


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    Beth Follini says:

    I love mild, creamy Brie!

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    Kima says:

    Asiago is my favorite at the moment.

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    DeEtte says:

    I like all cheese but my daughter’s name is Colby so we enjoy Colby Jack cheese on her account.

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    Heather BH says:

    I might have to say a soft creamy goat cheese or Feta…. although I do have Gruyere in my fridge at the moment… 😛

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    AC says:

    I love shavings of a really painfullly sharp aged Gouda. Indescribable. 🙂

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    Kathy says:

    I love fresh mozzarella in caprese salad!

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    Yvonne Mills says:

    Truthfully I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like, but if forced to name a favorite I’d have to say Colby, and mozzarella, and asiago, and cheddar, and brie, and… the power of cheese!

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    Katie B says:

    We have cheese in our meals as often as possible but for a straight cheese and crackers cheese I like a one I can only get at Whole Foods. It’s name escapes me now but it is an English cheese that has a creamy texture with herbs in the cheese. Oh is it good.

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    Erica Rawson says:


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    Bethany says:

    A good fresh mozzarella melts in the mouth! mmmmm!! My hubby would differ with me though and say bleu cheese all the way .. yuck!

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    Sarah says:

    I’m in the goat cheese camp! (But then again I detest blue cheeses!)

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    Beth says:

    let just say what cheese is not my favorite. there are so many choices. so if i had to pick … i would say “gruyere” … made a mac & cheese once … that was so creamy & good. yum!! a must try for any one. (:

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    Mark S says:

    I love goat cheese. LOVE IT

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    [email protected] says:

    I LOVE CHEESE – smoked gouda and provolone are probably my favorite.

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    Gina M Maddox says:

    Muenster! Thanks for the chanec to win!
    gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

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    Becca says:

    I love goat cheese and Brie on a cheese plate, gruyere for cooking, and muenster on sandwiches. Sorry, that’s more than one favorite.

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    Jessica McLaughlin says:

    I love all cheese! But if have to pick one it is goat cheese!! Yummy to eat and fun to cook with!

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    I love, love, love brie cheese!!!

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    GretchenP says:

    super sharp cheddar! thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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    Tara says:

    I LOVE all the stinky blue cheeses…I could eat them by themselves for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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    Betsy addy says:

    Favorite? Who could pick just one? Possibly Havartinwith dill.

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    Amber says:

    I love Feta!!

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    Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    A good strong cheddar:@)

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    Sarah Symank says:

    Brie is my favorite!!! I live it with jam and baked in a pastry shell!

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    Shannon Thomas says:

    Feta, Brie, sharp cheddar love them all really!!

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    Jackie Ashcroft says:

    I looove Brie with apricots and pecans.

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    Amy V says:

    ooh – gruyere or gouda!

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    carolee c. says:

    My favorite is stilton!

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    anash says:

    My favorite cheese is plain cheddar! Thanks for a super giveaway!

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    Sarah M says:

    Depends on my mood but either brievor feta.

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    Craig says:

    Baked Brie is great but you can’t go wrong with Swiss!

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    Nicole says:

    Brie!! But I also like a nice sharp cheddar too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    jenissa says:

    Not much of a cheese-monger but two weeks ago I had the darndest the bestest cheese in my life from a little roadside stand in the middle of no-where. My guess is maybe it was goat cheese since it probably came from their farm. No idea. but wow – I could eat a kilo of it no problem, and so could my kids. And we did. yum.

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    Terry B says:

    Really depends on my mood, but I’ll use any excuse to have goat cheese.

  126. 126

    Manchego! Love it. Great giveaway! 🙂

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    Linda says:

    Right now it’s Munster. 😉

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    amy marantino says:


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    Joanna says:

    Probably sharp cheddar or asiago!

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    I love most cheeses but soft goat is probably my favorite:-)

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    Aimee says:

    It’s hard to pick one but I love Maytag blue right now!! Love whole foods!

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    Kelly says:


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    Suzanne says:

    I would have trouble choosing between smoked gouda and boursin!

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    Amber says:

    I like aged goat cheeses. A local company makes one that tastes similar to bleu cheese, and they call it Humboldt Fog.

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    Jill says:

    I can’t get enough of sharp cheddar paired with apples. It’s worth every penny!

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    fran says:

    Smoked gouda. or maybe Manchego.

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    Jenny says:

    Feta, extra sharp cheddar, parmesan, fresh mozzarella…I LOVE CHEESE!!!

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    JoAnne Klein says:

    Romano with syrah!

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    Wendy says:

    I love muenster, but really I like all of them, except the really stinky ones.

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    Nancy says:


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    Kelly says:

    Boursin is pretty amazing stuff!

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    roxanne says:

    Sharp white cheddar!

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    Gina says:

    I really like gouda. Thanks!

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    Kelli says:


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    Brianna says:

    Geitost: goat cheese from my father’s homeland, Norway

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    Kristi F says:

    There’s no way I can choose just one! It was hard to even narrow it down to two: gouda and fontina. Yum!

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    Angie says:

    smoked gouda or gorgonzola – can’t pick just one!

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    Brie is my fave!

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    Michele L says:

    My favorite is garroxa cheese it’s Spanish I can only really find it at a whole foods near me.

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    Jamie Woodbury says:

    I love brie!

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    Katja says:

    Definitely Brie! My two year old son and I can never get enough! 🙂

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    Katie says:

    Goat cheese!!

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    Beth says:

    I love Brie, Gouda, Cheddar…

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    Tiffany Boyd says:

    I LOVE most any kind of cheese but brie and fresh mozzarella can’t be beat!!

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    Jessica says:

    Hmmmm…I might have to say goat cheese.

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    Hmmm…. maybe a sharp cheddar or mozzarella.

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    I’m a whole food junkie too. My son would like nothing better than to drop by whole foods on the way home from swim practice each night and eat from their hot/ salad bar.

    And I love smoked gouda.

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    Becca H says:

    I love goat, feta & Gorgonzola and cheddars and would love to try more!

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    DK says:

    It’s really hard to pick one, but I do love me some goat cheese.

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    KristyR says:

    really, I haven’t met a cheese I haven’t liked but I’ll say that my current favorite is a good parmesean. thanks for the giveaway!

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    Krista says:

    mmm… i LOVE cheese, but i’d probably have to say my favorite is fresh mozzarella with fresh tomatoes and basil. yum!

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    Mireille says:

    I love a good cheddar.

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    Ginny says:

    I’m not picky when it comes to cheese. But I do like a good quality goat or feta, like the kind you get fresh at the Farmer’s Market.

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    Leah says:

    I love me some swiss!

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    Jess says:

    An aged Wisconsin cheddar.

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    amybeth says:

    sharp cheddar 🙂

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    Kathy says:

    I do like some goat cheese.

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    Anne says:

    I love Brie

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    Kel says:

    I love cheese — right now it is Jalsberg….

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    Allison T. says:

    Brie is my favorite! Yum!

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    Brittany Pajank says:

    My favorite is a tie between brie and havarti. Whole Foods is my absolute favorite!

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    courtney says:

    string cheese:)

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    Melissa E says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I don’t know if I could pick one type of cheese as a favorite. But if I was forced, I would have to say Prodigal Farms Goat Cheese (a local goat dairy here in my town)…their herbed feta is AMAZING!

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    Carol B says:

    It’s a tie between provolone and havarti!

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    LL says:

    Gruyere. I could eat it by the pound!!!

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    Nikki says:

    Have you ever had Parano? I had it for the first time from Whole Foods but now they carry it at Wegman’s and Trader Joe’s…soooo yummy!

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    Veronica says:

    Im going to have to go with fresh mozzarella – with a little tomato, basil and basalmic vinegar (yum!) or on fresh pasta – my mouth is watering!

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    Stacy says:

    Seriously? I have to pick a favorite? I just love cheese. Sharp cheddar is fantastic on crackers. I love melted Swiss on sandwiches. Camembert and Bree are perfect for a light weekend lunch. Feta goes with everything, doesn’t it? And the bag of shredded cheese that says Mexican blend is a must for taco, quesadillas and enchiladas. I’ll stop now…thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Suzannah says:

    Feta! Or brie. Or fresh mozzarella. Or…well, I pretty much just love cheese.

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    jen says:

    goat cheese!

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    Lindsay D says:

    I am definitely not a cheese monger,but perhaps I could become one with this gift card! I love plain old cream cheese and sharp cheddar!

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    Xeyedmary says:

    More cheeze pleaze! I’d love to win a WF gift card! Thanks for the chance!

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    Rachel says:

    5-yr. aged cheddar. Yum. Yum. Yum. Love me some sharp cheese!

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    shannon k says:

    Sharp Cheddar….nice and simple

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    Ashlee Walsh says:

    So many cheeses to love! But if forced to pick only one…guess I’d have to be boring and say mild cheddar.

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    Sue says:

    I’ve got to go with a nice sharp cheddar too, great on melts! Please enter me for this great giveaway!

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    Jane says:

    Parm! Love it on just about everything! Thanks for the great idea.

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    Shauna says:

    I would love to have the chance to explore different cheese! Mozzarella and cream cheese are a favorite!

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    Kari Knudson says:

    Sharp cheddar. yum, yum.

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    Jennifer Gagliardi says:

    I love throwing cheese parties! My favorite cheese is either smoked gouda or triple cream from the cowgirl creamery… Love cheese! -jennifer

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    rebecca f says:

    I love swiss cheese.

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    Michelle says:

    Drunken Goat. It has the yummy taste of goat cheese, but is on the firm side. Whenever I serve it, I always get asked what it is and am happy to share!

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    Meghan says:

    I love Raclette cheese, yum!!

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    Beth Dyer says:

    Do I have to have one favorite? Like my children, I love ’em all!

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    Dani says:

    Fresh Mozzarella takes the cake in my book, but I need to expand I get a lil’ gun shy when it comes to cheese also…P.S. Love Whole Foods it is where I shop for my lil one with Celiac they are truly helpful!

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    I tried a cranberry cheddar last time I was at Whole Foods and I’m kicking myself for not buying any. It was so delicious and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I’m calling it my favorite even though I’ve only tried it once. 😉

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    Carli says:

    Aged, white sharp cheddar from Vermont is amazing!!! Hands down my favorite!

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    Rachel says:

    Hmmm…I love all cheeses, but my favorite would have to be goat cheese!

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    Tonya says:

    Brie with pepper jelly. Yummy!

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