: Well, I am in the same general region as Utah so if I discovered the brand of white cheddar, and if I could convince the company to sell me a block or a loaf of it, I would definitely take a road trip to Utah for that.
FSA Foods will not special order unless I have an account with them, but they do let regular people buy the products they have in stock in their warehouse; they refer to this type of transaction as a “will-call,” because the person is calling in a local order for pickup. Sysco will not let me buy from them without an account, which costs a lot of money to open (I think $500 or something like that).
If I were to find out the brand, I would just keep checking on places where I could possibly acquire it, and keep tossing out ideas to the people I talk to about how we could work out a deal. If the company refused to sell to me, I would ask them about any restaurants in my area that are contracted for that cheese, and then I could contact those restaurants asking to buy a bit of their cheese.
Actually, the waiter the other night wrote down the restaurant-owner’s name and told me to call him and ask if I could buy a big piece of their cheese. Knowing that the owner is very secretive about their ingredients, he likely would not have appreciated his waiter being so forthcoming to me about the type of cheese they use. But he could make a nice profit, selling me 5 lbs for $ 40 or $50 - the same amount it costed to get a loaf of Grande Mozz to my door. But really, I would like to acquire it independently of this restaurant so that I wouldn’t always have to be tied to them to get this cheese.
I may be going to Minneapolis this summer, and if I do you can bet I will take a trip into Wisconsin to sample various white cheddar cheeses at the numerous cheese plants there!
I know that eventually I will find the cheese that this company uses. This whole process seems to be about baby steps, gathering more information, month by month.
Thank you for the info on Guernsey’s Gift. But I’m a little confused, why do they sometimes call the cheese mild and sometimes call it sharp? Is it exactly the same cheese? Yet they call it two different things…Strange.C0mpl3x
: Thank you, I will check out Penn Mac’s selection. But I’m not looking for a blend, I’m just looking for a mild white cheddar only.