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Archives: February 2014

  1. The Pastoral Oscurds: Best Washed Rind - Hudson Red

    The Pastoral Oscurds: Best Washed Rind - Hudson Red
    For the Oscurd winner of the Best Washed Rind category we have the luscious American farmstead cheese, Hudson Red Best Washed Rind: Hudson Red Situated in the picturesque Hudson River Valley, Twin Maple Farm has been continuously farmed since 1801. In 2008, a company called Pampered Cow converted a part of Twin Maple Farm into The Creamery and created Hudson...
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  2. The Pastoral Oscurds: Best Washed Rind - Hudson Red

    The Pastoral Oscurds: Best Washed Rind - Hudson Red
    For the Oscurd winner of the Best Washed Rind category we have the luscious American farmstead cheese, Hudson RedBest Washed Rind: Hudson Red Situated in the picturesque Hudson River Valley, Twin Maple Farm has been continuously farmed since 1801. In 2008, a company called Pampered Cow converted a part of Twin Maple Farm into The Creamery and created Hudson Red...
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  3. The Pastoral Oscurds - Best Extra Aged: Maxx Extra

    The Pastoral Oscurds - Best Extra Aged: Maxx Extra
    For our second winner we're exploring the Alps to discover a super sharp mountain cheese from Switzerland. Best Extra Aged: Maxx Extra Maxx Extra is part of a new wave of Swiss cheese originals that have been created in the past ten years in response to the decline of the Swiss Cheese Union. The Union had strictly regulated the production...
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  4. The Pastoral Oscurds - Best Extra Aged: Maxx Extra

    The Pastoral Oscurds - Best Extra Aged: Maxx Extra
    For our second winner we're exploring the Alps to discover a super sharp mountain cheese from Switzerland.Best Extra Aged: Maxx Extra Maxx Extra is part of a new wave of Swiss cheese originals that have been created in the past ten years in response to the decline of the Swiss Cheese Union. The Union had strictly regulated the production of...
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  5. The Pastoral Oscurds - Best Aged: Cabot Clothbound Cheddar

    The Pastoral Oscurds - Best Aged: Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
    Continuing with our awards ceremony for the most intriguing cheese to cross our cutting boards this year is the Best Aged Category. Best Aged - Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Cabot Creamery was one of the first family farm Cooperatives in Vermont when it was established in 1919 and to this day is renowned for its quality American Cheddar production. In 2003...
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  6. The Pastoral Oscurds - Best Aged: Cabot Clothbound Cheddar

    The Pastoral Oscurds - Best Aged: Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
    Continuing with our awards ceremony for the most intriguing cheese to cross our cutting boards this year is the Best Aged Category.Best Aged - Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Cabot Creamery was one of the first family farm Cooperatives in Vermont when it was established in 1919 and to this day is renowned for its quality American Cheddar production. In 2003, Cabot...
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  7. The Pastoral Oscurds - Celebrating the Year's Outstanding Cheese Performances

    The Pastoral Oscurds - Celebrating the Year's Outstanding Cheese Performances
    Pastoral is proud to present the most memorable curds, wedges and wheels to hit our taste buds this year. Never before has the Academy of Artisan Cheeses nominated so many cheeses for this prestigious award - the OSCURDS! In an unprecedented showing of unstoppable talent we have 6 winners this year, representing what we believe to be cheeses who have...
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  8. The Pastoral Oscurds - Celebrating the Year's Outstanding Cheese Performances

    The Pastoral Oscurds - Celebrating the Year's Outstanding Cheese Performances
    Pastoral is proud to present the most memorable curds, wedges and wheels to hit our taste buds this year. Never before has the Academy of Artisan Cheeses nominated so many cheeses for this prestigious award - the OSCURDS! In an unprecedented showing of unstoppable talent we have 6 winners this year, representing what we believe to be cheeses who have...
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  9. Better Together: Illinois Sparkling Co. 'Brut' + Tarentaise

    Better Together: Illinois Sparkling Co. 'Brut' + Tarentaise
    Illinois Sparkling Co. specializes in making sparkling wines using 100% Illinois grown grapes. The grapes are grown just south of Kankakee and the wines are made using the Champagne Method in Utica. The Brut bottling is crisp and clean and pairs with pretty much everything, but we really like it with sweet and nutty mountain cheeses!           John and...
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  10. Better Together: Illinois Sparkling Co. 'Brut' + Tarentaise

    Illinois Sparkling Co. specializes in making sparkling wines using 100% Illinois grown grapes. The grapes are grown just south of Kankakee and the wines are made using the Champagne Method in Utica. The Brut bottling is crisp and clean and pairs with pretty much everything, but we really like it with sweet and nutty mountain cheeses!           John and...
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