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Holiday Pairings with FireFly Farms Spruce Reserve and Potato Chips


Soft and dippable, bark-wrapped cheeses are always an excellent choice for holiday entertaining. Spruce bark imparts a rich earthy flavor on the cheese, while giving delicate wheels extra support so they can age longer and become even softer. Bark wrapped cheeses have long been synonymous with the holiday season because they are often made with […]

Ribera del Duero and Rueda: Your Next Wine Country Destination


It is often said that wine is life, but in Ribera del Duero and Rueda, it is more. Wine represents the roots in the soil and the root of the soul. Each glass made here represents the area’s ancient past and its slow, steady march toward modern winemaking.  Castles dominate the landscape in these regions, […]

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 […]

Pasta with Delicata Squash, Brown Butter, and TomaProvence


This savory pasta dish features Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. TomaProvence and gets a touch of sweetness from delicata squash. In 1959 Bob and Dean Giacomini established their successful dairy farm along Highway 1, just north of Point Reyes Station.  In 2000, together with their daughters, the family began making cheese on the farm with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elegant Entertaining with Grand Noir: Steak Crostini Appetizers


Take your holiday gathering to the next level with these elegant crostini that feature silky Grand Noir blue cheese. In this recipe, Grand Noir acts like a decadent butter when placed on top of hot, seared steak. The result is an appetizer that is multi-textured and packed with flavor.  A Truly Decadent Blue Cheese Draped […]

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 […]

Seven Perfect Bites with Laura Chenel Flavored Goat Logs


Get inspired to snack creatively with Laura Chenel Flavored Goat Logs. Creamy, tangy and flavorful, their award-winning goat cheese makes the perfect pairing for an exciting summertime snack.  Whether you’re sitting poolside, gathering around the campfire with friends, or just indulging in a quick snack, there is a flavored goat log for any occasion. Laura […]

Food and Wine Pairings: The Secret Ingredient


When we think of food and wine pairings, we think about the foods we want to eat, the wines we want to drink, and ideally, a resulting connection between the two that is so perfect that we are launched into a reverie that may no longer have do with what’s in our mouths.  Integral to […]

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