April Specials 2017
It’s officially spring, no matter what the weather, and we can’t wait to stow away the heavy braising dishes and dust off the grill. Some favorite cheeses this time of year include fresh Chevres like Donnay, and the citrusy Fleur Verte. Enjoy!
Sale: $7.99 /lb (Regular: $9.99)
This cheese is assertive, complex, and unforgettable. The sweet cream and button mushroom flavors of well-made brie are deepened by a distinct vegetal note, with hints of asparagus and broccoli. Made at Ferme de Jouvence, a certified sustainable farm, this is a true farmstead Camembert, rarely exported to the U.S.
Sale: $13.99 each (Regular: 16.99)
An old world Catalonian goat’s milk cheese produced in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Garrotxa all but disappeared during World War II, but was revived in the 1980s. The flavor of Garrotxa (pronounced Ga-roch-ah) is rather delicate, milky with a hint of hazelnut. The interior paste is bone white and makes for a striking contrast against its velvet-like grey rind. Garrotxa pairs wonderfully with Spanish Cava and Jamon Serrano.
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Sale: $17.99 /lb (Regular $20.99)
It is nearly impossible to think of American artisanal cheese without thinking of Pleasant Ridge Reserve, winner of multiple American Cheese Society awards. Made by Uplands Cheese Company in Dodgeville, WI, Pleasant Ridge Reserve is based on French Beaufort. Pleasant Ridge has a full, creamy mouth-feel with flavors ranging from sweet, savory, nutty, and grassy.
Sale: $18.99 each (Regular: 20.99)
From France’s Périgord region, Fleur Verte is a fresh, bone white goat cheese pressed with aromatic herbs: tarragon, thyme, and pink peppercorns. This dense young cheese pairs beautifully with white wines and lighter beers.
Sale: $24.99 /lb (Regular $29.99)
A southern take on the classic French Morbier, Coppinger is a semi-soft washed rind cheese with a striking layer of decorative vegetable ash in its center. The velvety elastic paste is savory with notes of fresh grass and smoked meats, making it ideal for the cheese plate or melted into any dish.
Sale: $15.99 /lb (Regular $20.99)
This blue from the Auvergne region is a sweeter, creamier version of the well-known Bleu d’Auvergne. Spread on a baguette, St. Agur would make a wonderful dessert alongside a nice Loupiac or Sauterne.