Our Top 12 Cheeses of 2021, by Times Grocery

25 February 2021

Dear Members and Friends of CICC,

the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce is glad to share with you the newest article from TimesGrocery 泰晤士连锁超市 about the selection of Formaggio offered by Times Select.

Our Top 12 Cheeses of 2021

Discover the gems of our vast Times Select branded cheese collection! Get the best quality, flavor, and freshness at even better prices!

Cheese is the best. While there are countless perks of being an international in China, one challenge has been finding good, affordable cheese. While it is easier to get cheese in China now than ever before, it is still not uncommon to be underwhelmed by bland cheeses or pay an arm and a leg for a decent portion, unsustainable in the long term. 

Times Grocery has recognized this challenge, and in our pursuit for affordable cheese excellence, we have expanded our efforts to offer Times Select branded cheeses! (For a full explanation of the value that Times Select branded products offer, review this previous article.) Essentially, Times Grocery cuts out intermediaries, buys fresher products in larger quantities allowing for better price points, and then we handle the packaging more efficiently

All in all, our reputation, scale, and relationships allow you to get some of the best cheeses you’ll find in China at the best prices!

Next, we will show you our top 12 kinds of cheese for 2021 under the Times Select brand!

 

1. Times Select Cube Basiron Smoked Gouda Cheese 180g

Times Select Cube Basiron Smoked Gouda Cheese 180g

¥30.8 RMB  ¥34.2 RMB

This Smoked Gouda is more than just ‘gouda,’ it’s delectable! These irresistible cubes have such rich cheesy flavor, and you’ll love them as a high fat and protein snack! They also go great with a salad, some deli meats, and some other dishes.

 

2. Times Select Anchor Mozzarella Cube 250g

Times Select Anchor Mozzarella Cube 250g

¥33.8 RMB    ¥37.5 RMB

This mozzarella cheese has the flavor profile you are looking for in a good mozzarella. It adds the perfect cheesiness to your homemade pizzas!

 

3.Times Select Ambrosi Provolone Dolce 200g

Times Select Ambrosi Provolone Dolce 200g

¥48.2 RMB   ¥53.6 RMB

This creamy provolone cheese from Italy tastes terrific and is perfect for your dishes, even a great addition to sandwiches!

 

4.Times Select Debao Mild Red Cheddar Cheese (sliced) 200g

Times Select Debao Mild Red Cheddar Cheese (sliced) 200g

 ¥17.8 RMB   ¥19.8 RMB

Cheddar cheese can be underestimated at times, and it shouldn’t! Just wait until you try some of our Times Select Mild Red Cheddar Cheese, perfect for your hamburgers, sandwiches, and other meals.

 

5.Times Select Pacific Monterey Jack 250g

Times Select Pacific Monterey Jack 250g

¥28.2 RMB  ¥31.3 RMB

Our Monterey Jack cheese is versatile and excellent for many cuisines!

 

6.Times Select Grated Rivoire-Jacquemin Comte 18M 200g

Times Select Grated Rivoire-Jacquemin Comte 18M 200g

¥95.4 RMB    ¥106.0 RMB

Made in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France, this cheese has a complex, nutty, and caramelized flavor. It goes well as a fondue cheese or on a baguette. It can also be grated, chunked, or melted.

 

7. Times Select L'art du Lait Beaufort 200g

Times Select L'art du Lait Beaufort 200g

¥110.2 RMB   ¥122.4 RMB

This is an excellent cheese to enjoy at the end of a meal. You can also eat it with an aperitif as a snack when cut into small cubes. It is used in fondue and as an ingredient for toasted cheese dishes, tarts, and cheese toppings.  It complements local fruity red and white wines.

 

8. Times Select Joseph Paccard Raclette De Savoie 300g (Thick Slice)

  

Times Select Joseph Paccard Raclette De Savoie 300g (Thick Slice)

¥108.0 RMB   ¥120.0 RMB 

Try it in a fondue,  lasagna, or mixed with potatoes. As for wine pairings, this is best enjoyed with white wines. 

 

9. Times Select El GRECO Manchego PDO Matured 8-9 Months 200g

Times Select El GRECO Manchego PDO Matured 8-9 Months 200g

¥74.7 RMB  ¥83.0 RMB 

The intense flavour and crumbly texture make it an ideal table cheese. It is delicious when served with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, crusty bread and a robust red wine or dry sherry. It's also ideal for grilling, and offers some unique health benefits!

 

10. Times Select Mertinger Bayerischer Emmental 250g

Times Select Mertinger Bayerischer Emmental 250g

¥32.4 RMB  ¥36.0 RMB

Emmenthal has very good melting properties, making it great for cheese fondue or any dish that requires melted cheese, such as gratins and casseroles, grilled cheese sandwiches, pasta, and egg dishes. It can also be eaten cold, layered into sandwiches, or served on a cheese platter with fruit and nuts.

 

11.Times Select Basiron Walnut Gouda 250g

Times Select Basiron Walnut Gouda 250g

¥49.5 RMB   ¥55.0 RMB 

For you gouda fans, after you try this variety you'll certainly love it and make it a new regular!

 

12.Times Select Cubed Crown Dutch Edam 250g

Times Select Cubed Crown Dutch Edam 250g

¥24.8 RMB   ¥27.5 RMB 

Edam cheese is Gouda's close cousin, made with part-skim milk instead of whole fat milk like Gouda, so it is dryer, lighter, and tarter. You can taste for yourself and decide whether you are 'team Edam' or 'team Gouda!'

This list is far from exhaustive, and for you fellow cheese-lovers, you’ll appreciate checking our full offering of Times Select cheeses, where you’ll find other specialty and rarer cheeses and a variety of cutting styles. 

Finally, you can enjoy authentic cheeses in China without breaking the bank. We hope you enjoy these Times Select cheeses as much as we do!

~The Loving Team at Times Grocery

 

Best regards

CICC Team

 

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