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.

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Meadow Creek Dairy Appalachian Semi-Soft Raw Cow’s Milk
Photo: Dana Gallagher

Best in Cheese: Virginia

Meadow Creek Dairy Appalachian Semi-Soft Raw Cow’s Milk (from $18/lb.) Don’t be fooled by its benign, butterlike appearance and aroma: This is a very milky cheese with a gently pungent, sharp, lemony kick. Its smooth, creamy texture coats your mouth in the best way. Available June through March.

 

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