09/21/2017 13:59 EDT | Updated 09/22/2017 10:58 EDT

These Trader Joe's Products Will Forever Change The Way You Snack

Get ready to fall even more deeply in love with our favorite grocery chain (if that’s even possible).

Photo courtesy of Trader Joe's.

Our relationship with Trader Joe’s is not platonic; it is full-on romantic. And just like any romance, it has its ups and its downs. But instead of focusing on the rocky times (ahem, the mile-long lines and general mayhem) let’s take a moment to recognize the magical moments — a.k.a the cheese section.

The dairy area at TJ’s is the stuff that gourmet-on-a-budget dreams are made of: delicious, well-stocked, cheap and filled with character. Running the gamut from classic, creamy Bries to full-bodied blues, unexpected goat-cheese blends, and so many more, there are enough insanely affordable options for total cheese-plate domination. And because we’re so intimate with Mr. Joe, we won’t stop there. We’ll be pairing these wonderful wedges with some of their equally thrilling cracker counterparts.

So grab a bottle of wine, light a candle, and get ready to fall even more deeply in love with our favorite grocery chain (if that’s even possible).

Pair: Pub Cheese A creamy, spreadable sharp cheddar blend.

With: Cornbread Crisps Sweet, salty, and crunchy cornbread crisps that are ready for dipping and dunking.

Pair: Sliced Fresh Mozzarella Creamy, pre-sliced cheese bliss.

With: Organic Baguette Not quite a cracker — but toasted in the oven, sliced, and covered with TJ's fresh mozz and a drizzle of olive oil? We'll plate it, and take it.

Pair: Queso de la Mancha Manchego This cheese is aged six months for an optimal light and nutty flavor.

With: Meyer Lemon Cookie Thins For a surprisingly tangy-sweet combo.

Pair: Double Créme Brie With Truffles Brie AND truffles? And we never purchased another cheese, ever again.

With: Honey Graham Crackers Trust us; The creamy brie and savory truffles compliment the sweet and crunchy honey grahams in a miraculous way.

Pair: Espresso Mélange Cheddar Cheese Brace yourselves for a unique and punchy mix of cheddar, gruyere, AND espresso coffee grounds.

With: Classic Original Water Crackers The necessary even-keel base for such a loud slice of java-cheese.

Pair: Mini Basque Cheese A semi-soft French sheep's milk, this mini Basque tastes (and slices) best at room-temp.

With: Brioche Toasts Like bread and butter, baby.

Pair: Creamy Toscano Cheese Soaked in Syrah for extra levels of creamy complexity.

With: Social Snackers These crackers pack the perfect buttery flakes to compliment the creamy Toscano.

Pair: Grand Blue Blue Cheese This bold, sharp, and tangy blue is simply grand.

With: Cranberry Coconut Snacking Crackers The sweetness of these snacking crackers cut and compliment the Grand Blue's complexity.

For more of our snacking secrets, click here!

By: Elizabeth Buxton