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Vermont’s Finest: Thanksgiving Cheeses for 2015

Thanksgiving Cheese 2015

Our top Thanksgiving cheese picks for 2015: Shelburne 2 Year Cheddar, Lorenzo, Bayley Hazen Blue, and Sage Farm’s fresh goat cheese, Wood’s Cider Jelly and Castleton crackers

One of our favorite ways to celebrate Thanksgiving is with a round up of some of New England’s best cheeses. While we love the fruits of Europe’s great cheese-making traditions, Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to reflect on and celebrate American cheese makers, and our country’s own tradition of beautiful cheeses of all milk types and textures. This year, our Cambridge store’s domestic cheese buyer Tripp, along with the rest of the cheese team, have brought together four of our favorite Vermont cheeses for a perfect addition to the holiday table!

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Gratin is the New Mac and Cheese

Now that daylight savings time has come to a close, and the curtain of night falls on the Northeast at about 4:30 in the afternoon, we can no longer deny the impending onslaught of winter. Sandals and shorts must be tucked under the bed until next year; out come the fleece leggings and snow boots. Continue Reading »

Strega di Triora: Jams and Preserves from the Witches of Liguria

It’s no secret that Formaggio Kitchen mongers love a good jam. The sweetness of fruit is a natural partner for cheese, rounding out the punch of stronger types and playing harmoniously with milder, milkier wedges. The jams we favor are those that allow the fruit to shine, without adding too much sugar or using unnecessary Continue Reading »

A Visit to the World’s Oldest Known Winery

The cave complex at Areni, Armenia houses the world’s oldest known winery. ARENI, ARMENIA.  As caves go it isn’t the sort to attract attention. There are no souvenir shops on the approach and no dramatic lighting within intended to highlight the kind of fantastic calcified structures that are so beloved of spelunker-wannabe tourists. There is Continue Reading »

Our Favorite Beers for Fall

In my estimation, there is no better time for beer than the fall. Naturally, it’s imperative to keep a steady supply of quaffable, refreshing brews on hand in the heat of summer, but once cool weather arrives, we can adjust the contents of our beer fridges accordingly. Out with the bracing IPAs and citrusy wheat beers, Continue Reading »