June Specials 2017
Summer is here and it’s time for those special evenings entertaining on the patio or deck. We’ve selected some of our favorite cheeses for entertaining, and these 6 will make a great grouping on any cheese board. Add some charcuterie, pickles, olives, and mustards, and call it dinner!
Sale: $16.99 /lb (Regular: $21.99)
Abondance is a semi-hard, fragrant cheese made in the Haute-Savoie department of France. Floral and tender, this AOC protected alpine cheese is made from the raw milk of specially bred mountain cattle. Perfect for fondue, or a glorious grilled ham and cheese sandwich (add a touch of mustard). Pair with drier Rieslings, Gewürztraminer, or ale.
Big Woods Blue
Sale: $18.99/lb (Regular: 22.99)
Big Woods Blue is a full-flavored sheep milk blue cheese. Named one of the best blue cheeses in the country, Big Woods Blue blends the spicy notes of a blue with the creaminess of sheep milk for a complex flavor. Finishing top in its class at ACS more than once – and a 2011 ACS award winner – Big Woods Blue has been widely praised by food writers nationwide. Terrific on or tucked inside a grilled burger.
Brie Fermier Chevre
Sale: $16.99 /lb (Regular $19.99)
Ferme de Jouvence, or “Farm of Rejuvenation,” is reviving tradition as it works to replenish the land’s natural resources. The farm is certified sustainable and their goats provide top-quality milk for the surprisingly clean tasting Chevre Brie. It has a nice tang up front and a mild buttery finish. The paste is uniform, soft but not runny, beneath a delicate bloomy rind.
Sale: $11.99 each (Regular: 15.99)
Made by Marieke Penterman, in Thorpe, Wisconsin, this gouda is dense and creamy with notes of hazelnuts and just the right amount of sweetness. If you love Gouda, then this may just become your number one!
Sale: $19.99 /lb (Regular $26.99)
Willoughby is a delicious new cheese from Jasper Hill Farms in Vermont. This is a washed rind cow’s milk cheese that is oozy and pungent, with notes of smoky beef and fresh cream, unctuous and fragrant. A must try!
Sale: $19.99 /lb (Regular $23.99)
This lightly smoked cheese from the Basque region of Spain is typically made with 100% raw Latxa sheep milk. With age, Idiazabal gains flavor and complexity, and pairs quite nicely with membrillo and marcona almonds. Idiazabal is the forefather of all Spanish sheep’s milk cheese, so if you love Manchego, then you must try this.