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Nicolau Farms

4451 S. Carpenter Rd.
Modesto, CA 95358
+1 (209) 538-4558

Contact:  Walter Nicolau

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The Nicolau Family has been dairy farming in Stanislaus County since the early 1900s when Jose Nicolau left the small island of Flores in the Azores to seek a better life. With him he brought a passion for family, farming, and food, as did all Portuguese immigrants. Eventually he would establish his dairy farm in the Westport District just outside the town of Modesto, California, in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Over a century later, Walter Nicolau III is still committed to the same values which his great grandfather brought to this great nation, with Nicolau Farms continuing to focus on our family, tending to our land and livestock, and handcrafting high quality artisan cheese for families, friends, and followers presently and for generations to come.

Discover Nicolau Farms' Specialty Cheeses

Calabrian Chili Casiago

CamembertSpicy, full-flavored chilis blend perfectly with smooth, buttery Casiago to create a symphony of flavor in every bite. Gently blending Nicolau's classic Casiago with imported Calabrian chili peppers to create layers of full-flavored heat and spice. This creates a unique heat that is well-rounded and perfectly balanced, making it an explosive hit on a cheese board.

Shelf Life: 300 days

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; random weight

Black Truffle Casiago

CamembertA symphony of distinct flavor takes over Nicolau's classic Casiago, highlighted by the intricate and earthy flavors of Italian black truffles coursing throughout. These distinguishing notes of black truffle, buttery cow's milk, and rich goat's milk crescendo into a beautiful finish inspiring an encore bite after bite.

Shelf Life: 300 days

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; random weight