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Cheese

  1. PASTORAL ANDERSONVILLE & APPELLATION ARE FINALLY HERE!

    PASTORAL ANDERSONVILLE & APPELLATION ARE FINALLY HERE!
    Hallå Andersonville! After much anticipation we are very excited to announce the opening of our fourth Pastoral retail location and second full-service restaurant, Appellation in Andersonville! We're thrilled to join the community and invite you into this 3,800 square foot space which features the products and menu items you already love, as well as a 75-seat restaurant and wine bar...
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  2. 5 WAYS TO ENJOY SPRING CHEESES

    5 WAYS TO ENJOY SPRING CHEESES
    Spring is a wonderful time to explore seasonal varieties of artisan cheeses which aren't typically available year round, or hit the peak of perfection when paired with the flavors of the season. Nothing beats a classic grilled cheese or dunking a fresh baguette into a velvety bloomy rind, but here are a few of the ways we're branching out our...
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  3. MEET BAETJE FARMS' AT PASTORAL'S 5TH ANNUAL ARTISAN PRODUCER FESTIVAL

    MEET BAETJE FARMS' AT PASTORAL'S 5TH ANNUAL ARTISAN PRODUCER FESTIVAL
    Baetje Farms is situated in the oldest town in Missouri in Sainte Genevieve County, amidst a land rich in agricultural diversity. Steve Baetje prides himself on the great care he takes of his goat herd. The animals are free to do whatever they’d like over acres of land including drinking from an endless supply of natural spring water. During kidding...
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  4. Pastoral's 5th Annual Artisan Producer Festival!

    Pastoral's 5th Annual Artisan Producer Festival!
      Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine and the Chicago French Market are proud to announce the 5th Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, April 25, 2015. This is a FREE tasting and meet-the-maker event featuring producers of artisan cheese, bread, beer, wine, charcuterie, confections, and other food...
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  5. NEW Selections from Neal's Yard Dairy

    NEW Selections from Neal's Yard Dairy
    For over 35 years, Neal's Yard Dairy has been working directly with farmers and producers of traditional, artisan cheeses in the UK to hand-select, age and distribute the many traditional and fantastic cheeses of the British Isles.  By visiting farms and cheesemakers often and providing them with valuable feedback from their market and wholesale customers (like Pastoral!), Neal's Yard has...
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  6. Sweet Blue Dreams for the 8th Day of Cheesemas

    Sweet Blue Dreams for the 8th Day of Cheesemas
    On the 8th day of Cheesemas, my cheesemonger gave to me - a french blue, piquant and dreamy. A true French classic, made with the same blue mold used to make the famous French Roquefort, Bleu d’Auvergne is a more buttery, mildly spicy cow’s milk blue. The soft, creamy paste is subtly salty with sweet, grassy notes. Stop by any...
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  7. Ho Ho Ho - Pimento! The 7th Day of Cheese!

    On the 7th Day of Cheesemas, my cheesemonger gave to me - Pimento cheese so sharp and garlicky! Our housemade pimento cheese is the crowd-pleasing, cheese spread dreams are made of - featuring Widmer's Cheese Cellars 1 Year Cheddar and Grafton Aged Cheddar from Vermont. The two cheeses are blended with mayo, peppers, garlic and spices for a delightful snack...
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  8. Celebrate the 6th Day of Cheesemas with this Salty, Spanish Delight!

    On the 6th day of Cheesemas, my cheesemonger gave to me - a firm washed-rind so robust and salty! This cheese has a natural rind and has been washed in its youth with a salt water brine. Made with raw cow milk, the flavor profile is robust, salty and stinky with a lingering taste of salty bacon. Each bite is a...
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  9. Shhhh...The 5th Day of Cheesemas is a Secret!

    On the 5th Day of Cheesemas my cheesemonger gave to me - a firm, basque style cheese! Similar to Pastoral crowd-pleasing favorite, Ossau-Iraty, Secret de Compostelle is a firm Basque-style tomme made in the Pyrenees region of France from Spanish sheep milk. The sheep milk imparts a rich, toothsome paste with notes of hazelnut, grass and sweet cream. Its mild...
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  10. Festive and Fruity Cheddar for the 4th Day of Cheesemas!

    On the 4th Day of Cheesemas my cheesemonger gave to me a fruity cheddar known as Prairie Breeze! Milton Creamery was established in 2006 as a partnership between Amish dairy farmers and the Musser Family. The Musser Family in Milton, IA uses milk from local Amish dairy farmers to create some of the most consistently delicious and award-winning cheeses today...
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