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Archives: July 2009

  1. Pairing and Event

    Before we get into this week's pairing just a reminder that this coming Saturday from 6:30pm until the last drop is poured, we are doing our monthly free wine tasting at our Loop location. This month's theme is "Hot Summer Whites". Jan has selected some great wines to pair with any summer outing you have planned. Going to Ravinia for...
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  2. Pairing and Event

    Before we get into this week's pairing just a reminder that this coming Saturday from 6:30pm until the last drop is poured, we are doing our monthly free wine tasting at our Loop location. This month's theme is "Hot Summer Whites". Jan has selected some great wines to pair with any summer outing you have planned. Going to Ravinia for...
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  3. New Pairing! New Cheese!

    This week we are featuring cheese from Cobb Hill Cheese in Hartland, VT called Ascutney Mountain. Made from Jersey Cow's milk this cheese has a buttery, rich, nutty, grassy flavor with a slight sweetness to it. Like many Vermont cheeses this one is aged at the Jasper Hill Cellars in the Northeast Kingdom of the state. Adam and I are...
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  4. New Pairing! New Cheese!

    This week we are featuring cheese from Cobb Hill Cheese in Hartland, VT called Ascutney Mountain. Made from Jersey Cow's milk this cheese has a buttery, rich, nutty, grassy flavor with a slight sweetness to it. Like many Vermont cheeses this one is aged at the Jasper Hill Cellars in the Northeast Kingdom of the state. Adam and I are...
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  5. NEAL'S YARD RULES!

    Yesterday I was lucky enough, along with several of my co-workers and wholesale customers, to attend a professional cheese seminar led by Dave Lockwood and Raef Hodgeson from Neal's Yard Dairy. Every cheese that passes through this British cheese institution is like gold--the cheeses are carefully selected and aged with an incredible amount of care. Neal's Yard works with traditional...
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  6. NEAL'S YARD RULES!

    Yesterday I was lucky enough, along with several of my co-workers and wholesale customers, to attend a professional cheese seminar led by Dave Lockwood and Raef Hodgeson from Neal's Yard Dairy. Every cheese that passes through this British cheese institution is like gold--the cheeses are carefully selected and aged with an incredible amount of care. Neal's Yard works with traditional...
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  7. My First Cheese Making Experience!

    So, a couple weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of visiting two farms in Lincoln, Nebraska. The experience that I had was like no other. I had the pleasure of helping Charuth Loth, of ShadowBrook Farm and Dutch Girl Creamery, and Krista Dittman, of Branched Oak Farm, sell cheese at the wonderful farmers markets in Lincoln. I also had...
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  8. New Pairing

    This week we are featuring the Roxanne from Prairie Fruits Farm in Champaign, IL and the N.V. Gran Sarao Cava Rosao from Spain. Roxanne is a raw sheep milk cheese from our friend Leslie. Named for one of her does on the farm and not for the song by the Police, Roxanne is a nutty, grassy cheese with a natural...
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  9. My First Cheese Making Experience!

    So, a couple weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of visiting two farms in Lincoln, Nebraska. The experience that I had was like no other. I had the pleasure of helping Charuth Loth, of ShadowBrook Farm and Dutch Girl Creamery, and Krista Dittman, of Branched Oak Farm, sell cheese at the wonderful farmers markets in Lincoln. I also had...
    Read more »
  10. New Pairing

    This week we are featuring the Roxanne from Prairie Fruits Farm in Champaign, IL and the N.V. Gran Sarao Cava Rosao from Spain. Roxanne is a raw sheep milk cheese from our friend Leslie. Named for one of her does on the farm and not for the song by the Police, Roxanne is a nutty, grassy cheese with a natural...
    Read more »

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