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5 Halloween Pairings to Enjoy at Home this Year


Conjure that Halloween fun from home by pairing some beloved seasonal treats with cheese this year.

Roquefort with Red Wine Poached Prunes


Ending a meal with cheese is luxurious. Roquefort pairs so well with jammy wines and dried fruit gives it the perfect amount of sweetness.

In Season: An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor A-Whey


Apples are to autumn what ice cream is to summer—once the temps drop and leaves change, our cravings for a crisp Pink Lady or Granny Smith are ignited. That’s because the fruit starts to mature in late summer and throughout the fall, feeding the country in the form of pies, ciders (more on this here), […]

Drinks with Cheese: Not Far From the Tree


Apple cider is as American as, well, apple pie. It’s been part of our culture since European settlers brought apple seeds across the pond just to brew the boozy beverage, back when the fruit itself was deemed too bitter to enjoy on its own. This trend caught on, especially in New England and the Northwest […]

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité: Bastille Day Pairings


Celebrate Bastille Day from afar with classic French cheese and wine pairings

Leading the Whey


We’re doing things a little differently this issue. While we usually dedicate this space to drinks paired with cheese, we’re trying drinks made with cheese this time—or rather, drinks made with cheese’s abundant byproduct: whey. To make most cultured dairy products, curds are separated from whey (that watery stuff at the top of your yogurt […]

Meat And Cheese: Pâté


James Beard, ever the proletariat, insisted that pâté was really nothing more than meatloaf—albeit, dressed for a party. I’m sure Beard made a mean meatloaf, but to equate the two is an oversimplification to say the least. In terms of sheer variety, not to mention flavor, the rich, complex, hauntingly delicious European-style pâtés, terrines, and […]

Great 28 Pairings: Mesquite


In its native southwestern United States, northern Mexico, and South America, mesquite is called the “Tree of Life” because it has provided natives with food, medicine, and fuel for thousands of years. Following the mass cattle drives of the mid-19th century, mesquite became better-known as an invasive pest, propagated by the animals’ manure; the drought-tolerant […]

Great 28 Pairings: Potatoes


According to the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru (which has preserved almost 7,000 varieties of potatoes), “More than a billion people worldwide eat potatoes, and global crop production exceeds 300 million metric tons.” Originating from the Andes region in Peru and Bolivia, potatoes became one of the world’s most important crops when the Spanish […]

Great 28 Pairings: Miso


Miso and cheese are cut from the same cloth.Described as salty, tangy, funky, and savory, both miso and cheese are high-protein and pack a big umami punch thanks to fermentation (or culturing, in the case of curds). Miso is a traditional Japanese ingredient made by fermenting soybeans with salt and kji, a microbe that produces […]

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