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Say Cheese! Perfect Pairings with Verdejo and Tempranillo


Red, white, Spain — and blue too. That’s almost all you need to remember when it comes to pairing cheese with its perfect Spanish wine partners. The “almost” part is the fact the wines are not just any Spanish red and white wines. Instead, we’re talking Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero and Rueda’s premier white […]

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 […]

Savory Cake Towers Move In On Sweet Territory


Photo from @harperandblohm Instagram Celebrations call for cake, but that cake does not have to be sweet. Beyond the elaborate cheeseboard, savory wheels and wedges can be a party centerpiece, and increasingly, the multi-tiered wedding cake is being swapped for a tower of cheese. Instead of choosing between vanilla and chocolate or marzipan and whipped […]

Cheese Plate: In Good Company


photographed by NINA GALLANT | styled by KENDRA SMITH While many kids dream of growing up to be doctor or a firefighter, there’s a reason why you won’t find a cheesemonger outfit among the Halloween costumes at the big box store: people in the cheese world often come to it from an entirely different profession. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Perfect Summer Cheese Boards


Corn, tomatoes, and peaches oh my! These are probably the first things that pop into your head when you think of Summer produce. But the days are getting shorter, before you know it we’ll be watching the leaves change while sipping on pumpkin spice lattes, so you better hurry to the farmers market and grab […]

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