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Imported Cheese

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Announcing Two Great February Classes!

    Announcing Two Great February Classes!
    We're pleased to introduce our Winter Classes Program in February with TWO great offerings! Pastoral hosts classes at our locations in Lakeview on Tuesdays and in the Loop on Saturdays. They run for approximately 90 minutes and range in price. Pupils are extended a 15% discount that can be used within one week of attendance. Bubbles, Cheese and Chocolate As...
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  4. Pairing of the Week: Montgomery's Farmhouse Cheddar and Koval Lion's Pride Dark Oak Whiskey

    Pairing of the Week: Montgomery's Farmhouse Cheddar and Koval Lion's Pride Dark Oak Whiskey
    Appropriately it's an American and a Brit for this week's pairing, as the American delegation continues to excel at the London Games. The Cheese Montgomery's Farmhouse Cheddar Producer: Jamie Montgomery and Steve Bridges Region: Somerset, England (southwest) Milk: Unpasteurized Cow Rennet: Animal Did you know that in 2004 Jamie Montgomery, George Keen (of Keen's) and Richard Calver (of Westcombe's) came...
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  5. Pairing of the Week: Mozzarella di Bufala and Villa Matilde Falanghina

    Pairing of the Week: Mozzarella di Bufala and Villa Matilde Falanghina
    Here's to a pairing that signifies that summer is in full swing. As those amazing heirloom tomatoes call to you at the farmer's market, keep this pairing in mind. And for the love of all that is delicious, add some Prosciutto to this pairing. It will blow your mind... The Cheese Name: Mozzarella di Bufala DOP Region: Campania, Italy Milk...
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  6. Pairing of the Week: Sartori Raspberry Bellavitano and Chateau de Lavernette Rose

    Pairing of the Week: Sartori Raspberry Bellavitano and Chateau de Lavernette Rose
    Summer is in full effect and with festival season getting in to gear as well, here's a pairing that's fit for any warm weather occasion! The Cheese Rapsberry Bellavitano Producer: Sartori Location: Plymouth, WI Milk: Pasteurized Cow Rennet: Microbial (vegetarian) **allergen note: this cheese is not gluten free as it is washed in Raspberry Tart Ale from New Glarus** Sartori...
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  7. Tuesday Treat! Chiriboga Blue and Garlic Dip

    Tuesday Treat! Chiriboga Blue and Garlic Dip
    We hope you're enjoying your return to your various work places after the long weekend. If you're anything like us, the warm weather has you itching to go to the lake and to as many barbecues as you possibly can before the march of time leads us right back into the fall. Our own Lisa is renowned among her co-workers...
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  8. Chicago Craft Beer Week Pairing: Racer 5 and Montgomery Farmhouse Cheddar

    Chicago Craft Beer Week Pairing: Racer 5 and Montgomery Farmhouse Cheddar
    Pastoral is having a blast with the myriad of events around the city for Chicago Craft Beer Week. We even revamped our beer selection for the occasion! We have brought in several new beers with the intention of further showcasing the broad spectrum of beer styles as they relate to pairing with our broad spectrum of cheese, chocolate, and charcuterie...
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  9. Pairing of the Week: Chiriboga Blue and Tintero La Grangia

    Pairing of the Week: Chiriboga Blue and Tintero La Grangia
    Blue cheese served after dinner with a dessert wine is not news in itself, but this pairing we think is special in that it introduces a brand-new cheese to our case alongside a less-new but still pretty new wine that dances along the line between dessert wine and summer sipper. The pairing together is elegant and perfect for a warm...
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  10. Pairing of the Week: Maxx 365 and Julian Cider

    This week's pairing may seem more harvest-inspired at first glance but once you get a taste of it, you'll realize how amazingly light and seasonally appropriate it is. Enjoy! The Cheese Maxx 365 Producer: Kaserei Studer AG Region: Thurgau, Switzerland Milk: Raw Cow Rennet: Animal Kaserei Studer AG was founded as a dairy association in 1867 on Lake Bodensee in...
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