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Boont Corners Vintage
Bayley Hazen Blue
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon
Fermin Jamon Serrano
The Ned Pinot Gris
Trios Cabernet Blend
Noble Bread delivered every Saturday!
I have two quick pieces of information to mention this week. Firstly, after a too-long wait Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon is back. Nueske's smokes their bacon for 24 hours over Wisconsin Applewood logs giving it a deep but balanced smoke to the high quality pork. We love carrying it as a slab so you can have as much or as little as you need and as thin or thick as you like depending on how you are using it. It is a great way of having a little more control over a wonderful food. Secondly, I wanted to mention that we will be available on Pikfly.com in a day or so. Pikfly.com is a local delivery service that specializes in smaller businesses like ourselves. Our prices remain the same and they charge a small delivery charge. We have picked some of our more popular cheeses, meats, and accompaniments to feature on the site. We are super excited to offer a service that could be of benefit to some of our customers. Of course, we would ideally love to see you in to the shop but that is not always the most convenient way to shop especially during the Summer months. So check out their website and let us know what you think. Enjoy!
I am so excited to be participating in the Cheese of Choice Coalition's first Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day this Saturday! You might be wondering why Raw milk is so important? Other than preserving traditional cheese recipes and processes used for famous cheeses like Roquefort, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Comte there are several advantages to raw milk cheese. Raw milk cheeses are full of flavor. There is an extra layer of complexity in milk that is lost in the pasteurization process that makes raw milk cheese all the more delicious and interesting. Raw milk cheeses are also healthier, they are full of extra minerals, vitamins, and probiotics that your body can process efficiently. Another benefit, because raw milk is so highly regulated and watched over, especially in the US, the producers willing to take on a raw milk cheese tend to be extremely careful cheesemakers with an abundance of passion. This is why we chose all domestic raw-milk cheeses for our 5 cheese box this Saturday. We want to keep traditions but also support all of the new beautiful cheeses cheesemakers have to offer. The first cheese is Landaff Tomme made by Landaff Creamery in New Hampshire and aged at the Cellars at Jasper Hill in Vermont. It is a semi-firm cheese inspired by Welsh Caerphilly with flavors of buttermilk and white mushroom. Next we have Boont Corners Reserve from Pennyroyal Farms in Mendocino California. Boont Corners is a mix of raw goat and sheep's milk. It has a wide range of subtle flavors including nutty, tangy, caramel, grassy, earthy, and floral. The third cheese is Aschunty Mountian from Cobb Hill in Vermont. It is a Swiss Appenzellar inspired cheese with a dense texture and nutty flavor. The fourth is a Wedge & Bottle staple, we have carried Meadow Creak Dairy's Grayson from Virginia since the opening of our shop. Grayson is a washed rind cheese with a strong meaty flavor and wonderfully stinky pungent aroma. Lastly, we have Bayley Hazen Blue made and aged at Jasper Hill. The rich paste is creamy, nutty, and grassy which is a perfect balance with the spicy blue mold. Our cheese plate will also include crusty bread, tomato jam from Elliott's Edibles, citrus smoked jam, and pickles. We can serve it here at the shop or box it up for you to enjoy at home.
"Raw-milk cheese is one of the most beautiful and romantic links between human beings and the earth that we will ever know."
--Steve Jenkins - Author of the Cheese Primer
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