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Perfect Pairings

  1. Valentine's Day Pairing!

    Valentine's Day Pairing!
    In honor of the day of St. Valentine... WHOSE MIRACLES INCLUDE HAVING A BEATING HEART MADE OF PURE CHOCOLATE ...WE HAVE A TRIO OF DELIGHTS COMING TOGETHER THIS WEEK The Chocolate: First we have the Pralus Republique Dominicaine, a 75% cacao dark chocolate bar from one of France’s most respected chocolatiers. This bar combines the culinary expertise of one of...
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  2. Pairing of the Week: Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Brekle's Brown

    Pairing of the Week: Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Brekle's Brown
    This week is Midwest Cheese week. Let's celebrate all that is great about living so close to Wisconsin. To celebrate the annually anticipated arrival of Rush Creek Reserve, this week's pairing features Uplands' other fantastic product: Pleasant Ridge Reserve. THE CHEESE Name: Pleasant Ridge Reserve Producer: Uplands Cheese Co. Cheesemaker: Andy Hatch Region: Dodgeville, WI Milk: Raw Cow (genetic mix...
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  3. Saving the World...With Cheese?

    Saving the World...With Cheese?
    This week Pastoral is hosting the folks from Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. for tastings and featuring Point Reyes Toma paired with Tensley Blanc (65% Grenache Blanc/ 35% Roussanne). This occasion presents itself as an opportunity to feature a sustainable, top-notch farmstead creamery. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese uses the dairy of its 300 heads of cattle to produce award-winning cheeses...
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  4. Pairing of the Week: Black Sheep and Illahe Viognier

    Pairing of the Week: Black Sheep and Illahe Viognier
    This week's pairing highlights an ACS award winner from our own backyard. The Cheese Black Sheep Producer: Prairie Fruits Farm Milk: Sheep Type: Ash-ripened (Geotrichum rind) Congratulations to Leslie, Nat and Alison for their first place ribbon at ACS! Black Sheep won a blue ribbon in the Soft Ripened Open Category - Sheep or Mixed Milk. Black Sheep is quite...
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  5. 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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  6. Pairing of the Week: Teahive and Domaine des Cedres Cotes du Rhone

    Pairing of the Week: Teahive and Domaine des Cedres Cotes du Rhone
    The Cheese Teahive Producer: Beehive Cheese Co. Location: Uintah, UT Milk: Pasteurized Cow BeeHive Cheese Company began in 2005 when brothers-in-law Pat Ford and Tim Welsh left corporate America to pursue a simpler way of life as artisan cheesemakers. To this day they are currently still one of only a handful of artisan cheesemakers in Utah. TeaHive is one of...
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  7. 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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  8. Pairing of the Week: Tumalo Farms Classico & Charles and Charles Rosé

    In honor of Independence Day being this week, we've paired an American wine with an American cheese in a patriotic pairing! The Cheese Classico Producer: Tumalo FarmsRegion: Bend, OregonMilk: Pasteurized Goat MilkType: Cooked, pressedAffinage: approx. 6 months Tumalo Farms is the baby of cheesemaker Flavio DeCastilhos. Flavio is a relative newcomer to the cheese world, having spent 20 years in...
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  9. Pairing of the Week: Jasper Hill "Washed Moses" & Domaine Binner "Saveurs"

    This week's pairing is a subtle "wink" at the classic Alsatian pairing of Muenster and white wine. THE CHEESE Conundrum "Washed Moses" Producer: Cellars at Jasper HillRegion: Greensboro, VTMilk: Pasteurized Cow It is with great excitement that we bring you the opportunity to participate in the product development process for a new cheese, known as the "Conundrum Project". It is...
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  10. 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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