Cheese Deals: Artisan Cheeses From the Bay Area and Around the World
by Andy Coffaro
Don’t hesitate to come in today to take advantage of these amazing cheese prices!
At this very moment, Sigona’s Farmers Market is featuring some of the best cheese deals the store has ever seen. We’re talking deals that come around about as often as Halley’s Comet. So before you go waiting another 75 years or so to check out these deals, we wanted to provide some backdrop on how Sigona’s is able to offer the very best cheeses in the entire world at the best prices in the entire Bay Area.
You’ll also learn a little bit about each cheese on special right now (including one you can get for free next week, March 28-April 3, with your coupon!) and why you should come in to taste them yourself.
Of Cows and Men
The process of procuring the best cheeses from around the world begins with Sigona’s gourmet food and cheese extraordinaire, John Nava. The man knows more about cow udders than the farmer in the dell. While this night owl is obsessively following news reports on ESPN to see who his beloved San Francisco 49ers have recently signed, he’s also snagging the best cheese deals the store has ever seen.
So how do Nava and Sigona’s do it? It’s pretty simple, actually. It’s all about relationships.
Here’s a great example: sometimes the big-box stores (a.k.a. superstores or megastores) don’t even realize what’s placed before them. Some stores may place order for four pallet deliveries of a fantastic cheese, only to delay delivery or let it sit too long because it didn’t sell fast enough. Nava does know quality and, more importantly, what our customers prefer, so he snatches up those last three pallets and puts the cheese on super sale to ensure we consistently have great deals on quality cheese for our customers.
John also passes along amazing savings to you by working with vendors who have made too much cheese and need to move it. These situations, which are few and far between, allow us to negotiate awesome deals to pass along those saving directly to you.
Pretty awesome, oui?
What Does Oui Mean Anyway?
Pardon our French, but we actually don’t know the language very well. While we might not be able to properly pronounce the names of all our cheeses, we know quality cheese when we taste it.
Most importantly, cheese experts in our stores can explain every single aspect of all our cheeses to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. From the perfect wedge for a recipe to a gorgeous cheese platter for brunch, our crew is there for you. Besides, you don’t have to be a third-generation cheese maker to recognize great taste at a fantastic price.
Amazing Cheese Available at Sigona’s Right Now
Now that you know how Nava and Sigona’s secure the best cheeses from around the world, let’s take a quick peek at the current line-up we’re featuring. We’ve literally never seen such a star-studded cast of fromage here in the store. (Fromage is French for cheese. We think. We should look that up.)
It’s a very rich, complex and buttery Brie that Sigona’s is currently offering at a fraction of the normal cost. Our 8 oz. rounds are available for $3.99 each, and that’s about $7-12 dollars cheaper per pound than anywhere else in the Bay Area.
A favorite of the Queen of England, ours is the only one that can truly be called a Stilton. As far as we know, we’ve never seen it priced for less than $10, but we currently have it for $9.99.
Epiros Greek Feta
Now the Greeks know how to make a Feta! This is creamy, rich and one of the best Fetas Nava says he has ever tasted, noting, “It has just the right amount of saltiness with a rich, creamy taste on the back end.” Get it FREE next week (March 28-April 3, 2012) with your coupon when you spend $30 or more. Retail value is $6.99 each.
Barber’s White Cheddar
Our Barber’s White Cheddar that has been aged one year. It’s a nice and complex, mature cheddar that is incredibly diverse. You can put it out as a great table cheese, use it to make flavorful mac ‘n cheese or even pair it with a nice glass of chilled wine. Yum!
Mozzarella di Bufala Pomella
Just like Halley streaking across the sky, this is another super rare sight to see. We’ve never seen anyone – including ourselves – offer Mozzarella di Bufala Pomella at a price as low as $2.99 for an 8 oz hunk.
In the mood to try something a little bit different? We have Bufala Reggiano that’s made from a rockin’ combo of buffalo and cow milk that makes for a one-of-a-kind cheese experience.
Italian Pecorino that’s been aged for 20 months is also available right now. It typically sells for around $17-20 per pound, but we have it for $9.99/lb. This is far and away the best Pecorino we’ve ever tasted! That’s right, even better than the Locatelli Pecorino – that one is a bit salty for our taste.
This 2-year-aged parmesan cheese arrived from Germany via cow’s milk in the Swiss Alps. It possesses a creamy texture and buttery taste that pairs exquisitely with our Napa Ridge Petite Sirah.
Don’t Wait, Coagulate!
Dairy puns aside, we’d love for you to come on in today to check out these amazing and rare cheeses that you can take home with you at never-before-seen prices. Nava and everyone at Sigona’s are incredibly confident you’ll love all of our cheeses. We’ve also posted amazingly delicious cheese recipes on our blog, such as one for Stilton and Walnut Quesadillas with Apple Fig Salsa. So good!
As Nava says, we’d gladly take the Pepsi challenge with any cheese shop from around the world and dare them to come up with five better deals than we’re featuring.
We look forward to seeing you!