The Best Cheeses At Trader Joe's 2017

There's so much more than cheese sticks and shredded cheddar

The cheese section of any grocery store is definitely our favorite aisle to get lost in, and when that store is Trader Joe's, well, it's easy to go overboard. Between the wide selection and low prices, it's our go-to place to stock up on everything from Parm for weeknight pastas to slices of sharp cheddar for our next grilled cheese hankering. Then, there's the wild card of new and seasonal cheeses to try (in the name of research, of course). With so much cheese and so little time, the only question is: Where to start?

Whether you're looking to build a fancy cheese board or just expand your dairy horizons, here are the cheeses we can't stop eating right now.

Wild Blueberry Vanilla Chevre ($5)

If you're a fan of goat cheese, then you're going to love this blueberry compote-covered version even more. Serve it with crackers or spread it on toast for an upgraded morning treat. Pro tip: the flavor changes seasonally, so keep an eye out for pumpkin in the fall and cranberry in the winter.

Saint Illtyd Cheddar Cheese with Garlic, White Wine and Parsley ($4.50)

The tangy flavor of garlic, white wine and parsley makes this product not-your-average hunk of cheddar. Serve simply with crackers or sprinkle over creamy polenta.

Creamy Toscano Cheese Soaked in Syrah ($5)

This cheese combines the nutty flavor of aged Parmesan with creamy farmstead cheddar. It's then soaked in TJ's Coastal Syrah, giving it a delicious (and boozy) bite without being too overpowering.

Unexpected Cheddar Cheese ($4)

Every cheese board needs a solid cheddar, and this one happens to have a little something extra inside: Parmesan. Make it the centerpiece of your next cheese board by serving it with dried fruit, nuts and olives, and pairing it with your favorite Pinot Noir or pale ale.

Creamy Toscano Cheese with Black Pepper ($5.50)

If you want something with a little extra kick, reach for this rich and creamy cheese covered with specks of cracked black pepper. Every bite has a peppery burst and goes incredibly well with water crackers or a big bowl of pasta.

Creamy Blue Cambozola ($5)

We're fans of anything creamy, and this pick is a mix between blue and soft ripened camembert cheese. Spread it on a crusty piece of bread or throw a few pieces on top of a steak as soon as it comes off the grill.