Each winter, I chuckle when I hear myself describing 30 degree weather as “balmy,” while simultaneously shaking my head at the arctic outcrops of snow outside. With all the white snow setting everything in frigid, monochromatic contrast, I find myself craving shades of yellow and orange, and the warm spectrum of flavors that go along with them. A delicate, understated Savoie white from Gilles Berlioz, made of 100% Jacquère, is the perfect complement to one of my favorite aged Sardinian goat milk cheeses, Pantaleo. Coupled with some thin slices of exuberantly tart kumquats, I get all of the sunshine and fresh aromas I need to make it through the deep-freeze of winter. Continue Reading »
The Mystic Cheese Company was dreamed up by Brian Civitello and introduces both a new approach to cheesemaking and some delicious, fresh cheeses to our counter!
Last fall, I had the opportunity to visit the winery of Jean David, in the town of Seguret in the southern Rhône valley.
Every year, it is with great anticipation that we order torrone and panettone from Sorelle Nurzia, a small confectioners in Italy. These delicious goodies arrive in the shop brightly packaged, beautiful-looking and wonderfully festive – kicking off the holiday season here at the shop!
Ascutney Mountain is a marvelous cheese that was originally developed from a recipe for Swiss Appenzeller. It is aged 7-8 months and is made with raw Jersey cow milk and vegetable rennet.
Lois’ robiola is modeled after Robiola Rocaverano (Italy’s only DOP robiola) and is named after her grandmother, “Robiola di Mia Nonna.” Like many small producers, her production is strictly seasonal.