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Maggie’s Reserve from Cricket Creek Farm and Robert Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir

5 Wine and Cheese Pairings You Need To Try This Summer


July always feels like a month-long party: Swimming pools are open for business, our nation celebrates its birthday, and backyard patio tables everywhere are loaded to the gills with amazingly delicious seasonal food. It’s summertime, and the eatin’ is fine. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to need a couple bottles of wine to […]

Humboldt Fog Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup with Cypress Grove’s Humboldt Fog


A wedge of this soft-ripened goat’s milk cheese adds an irresistible creaminess and tang to each bite of the classic spring-forward soup.   Special thanks to Cypress Grove for sponsoring this recipe.

heirloom tomatoes

You Say Tomato, I Say Cheese


In summertime, pairings for cheese are easy: just look to friendly heirloom tomatoes

Broiled Ugli fruit with creamy mascarpone cheese

Pairing Ugli Fruit and Cheese


The combo of ugli fruit and cheese is proof that looks are only skin-deep

A selection of nut butters on a white plate

Pairing Nut Butter and Cheese


When searching for a cheese accompaniment, go nuts (hehe, get it? Nut butter and cheese?)

A spread with pickled, roasted, and raw jalapeño peppers

Pairing Jalapeño and Cheese


Spice up your life… and your cheese pairings by teaming up jalapeño and cheese

Raw endive leaves filled with fresh chevre and springkled with salt and cracked black pepper

Pairing Endive and Cheese


Cooked or raw, the petal-like endive is the perfect vehicle for cheese

manchego and duck appetizer skewers

Pairing Duck and Cheese


Sheep’s milk cheeses and creamy blues put a fresh spin on delicate but meaty duck