Known for its passion for innovation and artisan expertise, Castello® is the premier cheesemaker and importer of a collection of award-winning, creatively crafted cheeses.
A passionate beginning
Castello® was founded in 1893 by Rasmus Tholstrup, a pioneering cheesemaker with a passion for creating unique cheeses. More than 120 years later, our master cheesemakers build upon his legacy with a level of craftsmanship, innovation and passion that would make Rasmus proud. Our award-winning cheeses are creatively and precisely crafted, ensuring each cheese has a unique flavor and texture that is distinctly Castello®. To ensure a high-quality product, Castello® cheeses are made at a single creamery that specializes in the production of that particular cheese.
It’s a legacy worth savoring.
The origin of Danish Blue
In the 1920s, Marius Boel discovered an innovation to improve the taste of classic sheep’s milk Roquefort — replacing sheep’s milk with the rich milk from Danish cows. The result was Danish Blue, a creamier, richer and fuller flavored cheese. It was an instant success and remains an enduring classic.
With aromatic qualities and fine taste, Castello® blue cheeses are crafted in the classic Danish tradition.
Generations of awards
Castello® cheese has a long history of accolades, including prizes from the American Culinary Institute and American Tasting Institute. It was also given a Super Gold rating — the highest honor — at the 2013 World Cheese Awards.