Taste Test: Our Guide to the Best Products at the Supermarket

There are tens of thousands of products on supermarket shelves; let us help you pick the best—in both taste and nutrition. After booting out foods that don't fit our nutrition standards, products are served to a Cooking Light staff tasting panel for blind taste tests. Here are the winning products in a variety of categories.

2012 Taste Test Awards: Artisanal Category Winners

Taste testers loved these gourmet treats for their delectable qualities—and you will too. Splurge on these meats, cheeses, sweets, and drinks for an extra special treat for your taste buds. By: Cindy Hatcher

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Best in Cheese: California
Photo: Randy Mayor

Best in Cheese: California

Barinaga Ranch Txiki ($30 for 1 pound)

Pleasantly musty, deeply earthy flavors from Marcia Barinaga's Marin County farm, which has only been churning out cheese since 2009. Chef Thomas Keller is a big fan.

 

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