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Ribera y Rueda: Food Friendly Wines From Spain


Winemaking in Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines began almost 2,000 years ago. The flag of Castilla y León bears images of castles and lions—symbolism that represents the name of Spain’s largest region and a sense of purpose and prestige that has persisted to this day. It’s a wonder anyone would have […]

Perfect Pairings with FireFly Farm’s Cabra LaMancha


What makes a perfect cheese pairing? According to FireFly Farms co-owner, Pablo Solanet, an ideal cheese pairing is made up of flavors that play on one other. “When you have a good pairing the two flavors compliment each other and they blend, they enhance each other. And that’s when you know you have a perfect […]

Fermented Garlic Honey: Cheese’s New BFF


Most honey you find in the grocery store is sourced from all over the world. By the time it makes it into your shopping cart, that little jar of golden nectar may have racked up thousands of food miles and is so far removed from where it was produced, it’s probably impossible to pinpoint the […]

Pairing Bitters and Cheese Beyond Happy Hour


Sam Unger likes to think of cocktail bitters as the Mary Poppins of flavor. “When we’re making our Pineapple Star Anise [bitters], I’m taking hundreds of pineapples, bringing them into this tiny bottle, then all of a sudden it expands again and it’s able to go into hundreds of drinks,” says Unger, founder of Vancouver-based […]

Cheese Plate: In Good Company


A winter cheese plate curated by Jen Mason of Curds and Co. Pairings and experimenting with confidence are at the heart of Mason’s business. “We want cheese to be accessible and some cheeses need a partner to be accessible,” she says.

Pairing Cheese and Classic Cocktails


The British are known for their gins, Ireland has their whiskeys, the West Indies their rums.Every Alpine country has a bitter digestif, and we’ve got the trinity of France, Spain, and Italy to thank for vermouth. Melting pot that we are, the US made a name for ourselves bringing it all together. Around the turn […]

Spicy ‘Nduja Bite with Naked Goat® Cheese


This snack bite from Forever Cheese delivers big flavor in a small (and easy to make) package. Featuring new Mitica® ‘Nduja, an aromatic and spicy spreadable pork sausage from Italy, and the always popular Naked Goat cheese, this pairing is packed with Mediterranean flavors. For over 20 years Forever Cheese has been importing high-quality artisan […]

Holiday Beverage Pairings with Golden Gate


Make Golden Gate the star of your next party. Made by Marin French Cheese Co., Golden Gate is a complex and decadent triple crème, washed-rind cheese bursting with creamy umami flavors. We crafted two cocktails (one non-alcoholic) to pair with this California original. An apple butter Old Fashioned and a non-alcoholic Ginger Fizz. Both autumnal-themed […]

How to Build the Perfect Butter Board


Butter boards have divided the internet! Topped with sea salt and served with radishes, the thick layer of butter has some people horrified and others delighted. We decided to take a look at the trend and try it out for ourselves, and since this is culture, of course, we had to put cheese on it! […]

FireFly Farms Black & Blue + Kimchee: An Inspired Pairing


Founded by partners Mike Koch and Pablo Solanet in 2002, FireFly Farms makes 10 cheeses using fresh goat’s and cow’s milk from family farms within a 30-mile radius of the creamery. All of the cheeses are handmade from just four ingredients: pasteurized milk, bacterial cultures, vegetable rennet, and salt—no additives, preservatives, stabilizers, or GMOs. Having […]

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