Costco’s Cheese Varieties Reviewed – My Verdict

Cheeses from Costco on The Kitchen Table

I got a real treat for y’all today. I’m going to discuss all the cheesy goodness you can find at Costco. Now, I don’t know about you, but I live for a good cheese selection. And Costco’s dairy aisle is probably the biggest I’ve ever seen.

With so many wheels of cheese calling your name, it can get overwhelming to figure out what’s really worth taking home. That’s where I come in! I braved the battleship-sized carts and sampling stations, so you don’t have to.

In this review, I’m gonna break down my favorite cheeses Costco’s got and give you the real deal on what’s amazing and what’s not worth crackin’ open your wallet for.

Kirkland Shredded Mozzarella

Kirkland Shredded Mozzarella

If you think every night is pizza night, then boy, do I have the cheese for you! This Costco shredded mozzarella is basically pizza gold. It melts like a dream and stretches just right on your pie without busting your budget.

In other words, this stuff should get MVP honors for any pizza party. You won’t believe how well it melts or how easy it is to stretch.

  • Price: $15.66

El Mexicano Queso Oaxaca

El Mexicano Queso Oaxaca from Costco

Queso Oaxaca is like mozzarella’s laid-back cousin. Not as sharp tasting but super creamy. And the best part is that it stretches like nobody’s business when you pull it apart. You wanna take your quesadillas to the next level?

Queso Oaxaca is your ticket. And don’t even get me started on nachos with this cheese! It’ll blow your mind how good they are. Trust me, just try it and thank me later.

  • Price: $11.06

BelGioioso Mozzarella Snacking Cheese

Costco BelGioioso Mozzarella Snacking Cheese

When I first saw BelGioioso Mozzarella balls, I was like, “No way, they put mozzarella in snack form?”. I’m a traditional guy, and I just eat cheese with crackers and bread, so throwing it in my mouth like candy was hard to imagine.

But I gotta admit, this variation is handy when you’re too lazy to cut up a block of cheese but still want a delicious snack. And I’ll also throw them in a salad from time to time. Ever since I tried this one, it became a regular of mine whenever I’m shopping at Costco.

  • Price: $12.43

Tillamook Medium Cheddar Snacking Cheese

Tillamook Medium Cheddar Snacking Cheese

That Tillamook Medium Cheddar Snacking Cheese is awesome. Those little snack blocks sure do beat the Lunchables I used to eat as a kid. You know those Lunchables, with the tiny slices of ham and cheese all scrunched together in those plastic trays.

This cheese though, each square tastes like heaven. It’s the perfect thing to nibble on when you’re looking to satisfy that snack attack.

  • Price: $13.30

Kirkland Goat Cheese

Kirkland Goat Cheese

The other day, I threw some of this cheese into a sauce I made for pasta, and I’ll be darned if it didn’t make the whole thing ten times better. It started out just as your average red sauce, but then I threw in some of this goat cheese and mixed it all around and it changed everything. The sauce got so creamy and rich. Absolutely awesome.

  • Price: $9.57

Cranberry Wensleydale

Cranberries and cheese – what a pairing this is! This cheese is pretty firm to start with, nice and dense. But man, is it ever rich and buttery. The cranberries really liven things up in this one, and they balance the flavor perfectly.

  • Price: $1.75 (per ounce)

Humboldt Fog

Humboldt Fog Cheese

Humboldt Fog cheese is really fancy. The way the ash runs through the middle makes it look kinda weird, but, it sure does pack some flavor. It’s made with goat’s milk, which gives it a really rich, tangy taste.

  • Price: 16.50

Kirkland Signature Spanish Manchego (Aged 6 Months)

Kirkland Signature Spanish Manchego Cheese

Kirkland Spanish Manchego cheese has been hanging around for 6 whole months, getting all nice and flavorful. This Manchego is so good you can literally mix it with anything, or just flat out eat it on its own.

The price is a bit higher than the other cheese variations I listed so far, but trust me, it is absolutely worth it.

  • Price: $26.71


Burrata from Costco

Burrata from Costco takes any meal and kicks it up a notch. Pasta, salad, you name it – this cheese makes it way better. The first time I tried it, I couldn’t believe how creamy it was.

It’s like they took mozzarella and turned the delicious up to 11. And the price? For what you get, it’s an absolute steal.

  • Price: $8.70

Kirkland Signature French Double Cream Brie

Kirkland Signature French Double Cream Brie

Kirkland sure knows how to track down the good stuff. They get their brie from a little town in France called Isigny Sainte-Mère. And let me tell you, it tastes just as rich and smooth as the bries those French brands are always bragging about. But the best part – you can get this brie for way less cash than those other ones.

  • Price: $12.43


Dubliner Cheese from Costco

Dubliner cheese from Kerrygold tastes as if cheddar, Swiss, and parmesan all had a baby. Throw some on your next grilled cheese sandwich – it’ll blow your mind how much better it makes it. Try it, you’re welcome in advance!

  • Price: $16.36

Pecorino Romano

Kirkland Pecorino Romano Cheese

Making some carbonara? Better snap up some Kirkland Pecorino Romano cheese from Costco. It’s from some creamery over in Italy, and not that I really care where it’s from, I just know it tastes good on the pasta. The price is a bit high, but if you are preparing some of those Italian specialties, this is a must-have addition.

  • Price: 27.15


Le Gruyère from Costco

Gruyère truly is the pinnacle of alpine sophistication. There’s nothing I adore more than melting this cheese into a comforting bowl of French onion soup—or, let’s be honest, just scarfing it down solo. Who needs accompaniments when you’ve got such high-class cheese at your fingertips?

  • Price: $14.92


In a nutshell, if Costco’s cheese aisle were a TV show, it would be a binge-worthy hit. Whether you’re a cheese novice or a self-proclaimed aficionado, there’s something for everyone in this dairy wonderland.

In addition to its stellar cheese selection, Costco’s seafood aisle is equally impressive, offering a diverse array of fresh catches that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Just remember, this is about enjoying the creamy, crumbly, and sometimes funky flavors from around the world, all from the comfort of your oversized shopping cart. If you are considering buying cheese at Costco, I say absolutely go for it!

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