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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 […]

5 Unexpected Cheese Pairings from Cheesemongers


The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” is sometimes used to describe the goal of cheese pairings. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the phrase Aristotle penned. What the great philosopher wrote in his Metaphysics, nearly 2,400 years ago, was “the whole is something besides the parts.” But since we’re concerned […]

Wackym’s Cookies are the Perfect Base for a Sweet-Savory Pairing


I’m an avid baker, and never met a packaged cookie that wowed me until I bit into a Wackym’s Kitchen Lemon Shortbread at Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco last February. “Ohhhh …” I sighed as I scanned the other flavors lined up on the table and asked the man in the feathered fedora standing […]

Drinks with Cheese: Functional Beverages to Pair with Cheese


We’ve been making our drinks work for us for centuries— coffee to wake us up, citrus to refresh on a hot day, and tea or booze for just about everything else. Even water, at its core, is “functional.” Yet this precedent has not kept supposedly operative quaffs from taking over the drink fridge at your […]

Cheese + Fish: It’s All Greek To Me


Barrel-aged feta, Cretan Graviera, and whey-made mizithra mix well with seafood in Greece.

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