Move over pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice cheese is here!
Cheesemakers are getting creative and putting their own spin on the pumpkin spice craze. We scoured the internet to come up with a list of eight pumpkin-spiced cheeses that are perfect for your Halloween cheeseboard or fall recipes. Some of them include actual pumpkin, while others stay true to the spice side of the craze by incorporating warm fall spices that will make you want to enjoy these cheeses by the fireside, wrapped in a cozy blanket.
Most of these are only here for a limited time, so grab them while you can!
1. Murray’s Cave Aged Limited Buttered Pumpkin
Murray’s newest creation from their cheese caves is a pumpkin spice extravaganza. Buttered Pumpkin starts with St. Stephen, a decadent triple crème cheese from Four Fat Foul; the artisans at Murray’s blend some of the un-aged cheese with fall spices and annatto to create a pumpkin-inspired orange center stripe. The result is a warm and salty cheese bursting with autumnal color and aroma. Murray’s suggests pairing Buttered Pumpkin with Effie’s Oatcakes and spiced pecans.
2. Beemster Pumpkin Spice
Beemster has taken its classic gouda and given it the pumpkin spice treatment. Young gouda is blended with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and ginger to infuse it with aromatic, fragrant fall flavor. Beemster recommends pairing this limited edition cheese with apples and salami, or try this recipe for Beemster Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese. Are you drooling yet?
3. Rubbed Fontal Pumpkin Spice Wedge
Rather than incorporating pumpkin flavors into the cheese, this smooth, creamy, and mild cheese gets its pumpkin spice flavor from the outside. During the 60-day aging process, Cello rubs its signature fontal with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and a touch of honey to create this sweet and indulgent cheese. Cello suggests pairing this cheese with chocolate and a crisp sauvignon blanc.
4. Pumpkin Spice Goat Cheese Spread
Belle Chevre is known for authentically flavored goat cheese spreads and their Pumpkin Spice combines real pumpkin with creamy goat cheese and warm spices. Since goat cheese is high in protein but lower in fat and calories than most cow’s milk cheeses, you can feel good about spreading it on bread, cake, fruit, and even cookies.
5. Montchevre Spiced Pumpkin Goat Cheese Log
Montchevre has blended its classic chèvre with pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon to create a creamy and tangy goat cheese perfect for a Halloween cheese plate or incorporating into your fall recipes. Think brownies with a tangy pumpkin spice goat cheese swirl or pumpkin spice pound cake. The combinations are nearly endless for how you can pumpkin-ify your fall baked goods with this autumnal cheese.
6. Hennings Pumpkin Spice Cheddar Cheese
Hennings has created a pumpkin spice cheddar cheese for your Halloween cheese needs. Pumpkin spices are blended into creamy cheddar for a true taste of fall. Hennings recommends grating this cheese on top of sweet potatoes or incorporating it into ginger snap cookies.
7. Jack O Pumpkinseed Cheese
Jack O Pumpkinseed is a truly unique cheese from Switzerland. It is made by Franz Renggli of the Oberberg Dairy with milk from grass-fed cows. Chopped pumpkin seeds from the Steiermark province of Austria are added to this creamy washed rind to create contrasting textures. This cheese has a relatively high water content, making it an excellent melting cheese—hello pumpkin raclette! Pair Jack O Pumpkinseed with an acidic white wine like sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio.
8. Pumpkin Spice Wensleydale
We all know Aldi is famous for its expansive and budget friendly cheese selection. This year they have brought back a Halloween classic—and it even comes in a jack o lantern package! Pumpkin Spice Wensleydale is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg for a creamy and crumbly fall-inspired cheese. Pumpkin Spice Wensleydale is only available in Aldi stores from Oct. 16 through Halloween, so you better stock up!