How much is cheese at Costco? Find out what you can expect to pay for the most commonly found cheese at Costco stores across the United States.
Buying something good as well as getting it cheap can be hard to. Usually if something is cheap is not good and if it's good, it's not cheap.
Cheese can be that way. Super discounted sales on store brand cheese is saving you money but costing you in the taste department, unless you like your cheese to taste like the wax or plastic it's wrapped in.
But there is a way to have your cake (or cheese in this case) and eat it too. Costco has an array of cheeses that are sold for a great price without sacrificing quality.
💲 Cheese Prices
The cheese available at Costco can change throughout the year. For the purpose of this post I decided to look at what cheese is available across the country year round. I have travelled to Costco stores all over the country from the Midwest to the Southwest and back, so I have a good handle on what stores carry.
These prices were taken from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota store on June 13, 2022.
|Dutch Tradition Holland Gouda||$6.59/lb|
|Adams Reserve NY Extra Sharp Cheddar Slices||$7.89 for 32oz|
|Beemster 20 Month Gouda||$9.89/lb|
|Kirkland 6 Month Manchego||$9.99/lb|
|Organic Creamery Organic Co-Jack Slices||$8.99 fo 24 oz ($5.99/lb)|
|Emmi Le Gruyere||$11.89/lb|
|Arla Havarti Slices||$9.89 ($4.95/lb)|
|Kirkland Pecorino Romano||$9.99/lb|
|BelGioioso Snacking Mozzarella||$9.99 for 24oz|
|Tillamook Medium Cheddar||$8.99 for 2.5 lbs ($3.59/lb)|
|Kirkland Fresh Mozzarella Sliced||$8.79 for 36oz ($3.91/lb)|
|Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar||$8.99 ($4.50/lb)|
|Jarlsberg Norwegian Swiss||$5.99/lb|
|Kirkland Sartori Bellavitano||$8.49/lb|
|Kirkland Fresh Goat Log||$7.29 for 2-10.5oz log ($5.57/lb)|
|Milton Creamery Prime Breeze||$9.99/lb|
|Kirkland French Double Cream Brie||$8.99 for 21.1 oz ($6.81/lb)|
|Heritage Kosher Sliced Cheese Tray||$9.99 for 24oz|
|Cello Cracker Cut Cheese||$12.99 for 32oz ($6.49/lb)|
|Kirkland Sharp Block Cheddar Cheese||$5.99 for 2lbs|
|Kirkland Mild Block Cheddar Cheese||$5.49 for 2lbs|
|Kirkland Co-Jack Block Cheddar Cheese||$6.99 for 2lbs|
|Babybel Snacking Cheese||$12.39 for 36-.75oz rounds|
You can have a east vs. west coast cheese battle with Tillamook versus Cabot cheddar.
Oregon-based Tillamook makes one of the best cheddar that you can find pretty much anywhere, but unless you like on the west coast I doubt will ever find it for such a great price. A wonderful medium cheese to pair up with your favorite cracker. This cheddar is aged 60 days, made from using the same recipe they have been using for over 100 years.
New England based Cabot is a co-op of 1,200 dairy farm families. Another award wining cheese for the cheddar lover who likes their cheese to bite back.
You can also buy the Kirkland brand sharp cheddar blocks. They are located in a different part of the store in the refrigerated/freezer section, not near the meat like the other cheese.
🍔 Best for Burgers
Cheese slices are the most convenient for burgers. Use Adams Reserve NY Extra Sharp Cheddar Slices for that traditional burger cheese - I don't consider American to be cheese! I like using Arla Havarti for something different. Havarti will melt nicely on your burger.
You don't have to stick to just slices, you can buy blocks and shred them with a box grater. When you shred cheese it will help it melt faster so you don't overcook your burger while you are waiting for the cheese to melt.
Grate these cheeses for your next burger :
- Kerrygold Dubliner
- Dutch Tradition Gouda
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🍕 Best for Pizza
No doubt the go-to pizza for cheese is Kirkland Fresh Mozzarella. It come already sliced so all you have to do is lay the slices onto your pizza.
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🚗 Best for Road Trips
What are some cheeses you can take on the road with you? I love BelGioioso (pronounced Bel-Joy-Oso). They are an award winning cheese maker out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, specializing in Italian cheeses made in American. You can pick up their snacking mozzarella. My kids love it!
Also any of the cheese tray packs that are great for parties can come along on on a trip. Here is what is in each pack:
- Heritage Kosher Sliced Cheese Tray (Muenster, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Havarti Dill)
- Cello Cracker Cut Cheese (Aged Cheddar, Jarlsberg, Havarti, Gouda)
🐑 Sheep's Milk
Are you looking to buy some sheep's milk cheese at Costco? I know of some people that have trouble with cow's milk but can do sheep just fine. Costco has two options regularly.
- Kirkland 6 Month Manchego
- Kirkland Pecorino Romano
A 6 month aged Manchego is a pretty average age. It's in between mild and sharp.
Pecorino Romano has become one of our favorite cheeses to grate on top of pasta. It is what we use in Cacio e Pepe. It lasts a long time without going bad or getting all moldy. We prefer it over Parmesean.
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