As a cheese lover, I can attest that there are few things in life more satisfying than biting into a perfectly gooey, tangy, and delicious piece of cheese. And that’s exactly why I’m a huge fan of Trader Joe’s: they understand the importance of great cheese. The California-based chain is known for its unique and high-quality products, but they really shine when it comes to their cheese offerings. They have a wide variety of cheese options, from classic cheddar to more unique varieties like blue cheese and goat cheese. And the best part? They’re all affordable.
The secret for TJ’s to be so loved far and wide in the United States is its great prices, but we all wonder: how do they do that? The secret lies in its business model. First, Trader Joe’s has a limited selection of products, which allows them to focus on sourcing the best possible ingredients and products. They also have a strong emphasis on private label products, which means that they produce and distribute their own products under their own brand name. When it comes to cheese, the chain also relies on direct, local producers and put a great emphasis on quality, without making their products cost a fortune.
The cheesier snacks from Trader Joe’s that you will automatically love
One of my absolute favorite cheese products from Trader Joe’s is the Super Seedy Cheese Snack Bites. These bite-size squares are made with a Parmesan cheese base and are baked with a crunchy blend of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, puffed quinoa, and black sesame seeds. The whole black peppercorns add a touch of heat and give these bites a serious cacio e pepe vibe.
These snack bites are perfect for any cheese lover looking for a quick and easy snack option. They’re great on their own, but they’re also perfect for dipping in sauces, dips or crumbling over salads and soups. And because of the seeds, it gives a nice crunch to the cheese. But let’s be real, as a cheese lover, I can’t help but devour them straight out of the bag. They’re ultra-portable and much-more-appropriate-to-keep-in-my-purse, making them the perfect cheesy snack to have on hand at all times. I ate the entire bag in very little time, and (quoting Joey from Friends) I’m not ever sorry.
When I buy this cheese bites, I also put in my basket one Trader Joe’s Truffle Dip, a creamy truffle infused with a blend of cream cheese, ricotta cheese and Parmensan cheese. This dip packs a flavorful punch with the inclusion of both black truffle paste and white truffle-infused olive oil. Also, can be combined with the Trader Joe’s Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip: the creamy texture, which is traditionally achieved with dairy, is a crucial aspect of its appeal, but we didn’t let that stop us. After experimenting with different techniques, TJ’s food creators discovered that using a plant-based, dairy-free cream cheese as a base worked best. By adding in caramelized onions and savory spices, they were able to create a delicious, vegan version of the classic dip, perfect for the cheesy bites, crackers, or bread.