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Our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Cheese, Truffles, Chocolate and More!

Still Life with Bread, Ham, Cheese, and Vegetables - Luis Egidio Meléndez

We know that shopping for friends and family isn’t always easy. So, we put our thinking caps on, brainstormed, debated and created some exciting new bundles of goodies! We think there’s something for most every kind of foodie on your list:

Truffle Kerfuffle – Many customers come to us for all manner of truffle products, so this bundle was a no-brainer. While we don’t include an actual fresh truffle, this selection of products delivers the gorgeous, earthy truffle flavor in a variety of ways. Continue Reading »

Celebrating Thanksgiving with an All-American Cheese Board

We checked in with Tripp, the Head Manager on our cheese counter and our domestic cheese buyer. He has put together a wonderful recommendation for a Thanksgiving cheeseboard, incorporating a cross-section of milk types and textures. He draws on some old favorites but also includes a couple of newer cheeses that we think are destined to become classics in their own right!

Butter, Beurre and Burro: What Distinguishes Different Butters?

Here at the shop, we carry quite a variety of butters and sometimes folks ask us what distinguishes them from each other – a very fair question!

Lo Brusc: Varietal Honey at Its Best

What is so lovely about Lo Brusc is that the selection of flavor profiles that their honey offer ranges from super subtle and delicate to bitter, funky and pungent. Their honey is very true to the flower source and I always turn to Lo Brusc as the example for what a particular single source honey should taste like.

Lisbona Tomatis: Bakers of Traditional Italian Cookies

We have been importing Lisbona Tomatis cookies from Italy for 15+ years. Many of our customers know them well – a sweet-savory-secret in our bakery section. However, we worry that tucked on the shelves as they are, new customers may be missing out on this delicious taste of Piedmont.