Last fall, I had the opportunity to travel to the Jura with Ihsan and Valerie, owners of the Formaggio Kitchen shops, and visit Fromageries Marcel Petite, affineur (or ager) of Comté cheese. All cheesemongers on our counters hear a tremendous amount about Fort Saint Antoine where Marcel Petite ages their finest wheels – it is Continue Reading »
Only a few times a year do we get these exceptional, thin and richly flavored truffles from Brigitte Roussel in France’s Brittany region.
With the approach of the holiday dedicated to love and lovers, this wine from the northernmost Beaujolais Cru, Saint-Amour, gets all the attention it deserves!
The best way to appreciate the rich, nuanced character of Domaine la Bouïssière Gigondas is by comparing these three fantastic vintages!
Our Wine Team offers their top picks for the wines they’re most excited to give this holiday season.
Crafted by the Courrèges family on France’s “Île de Beauté,” this Corsican red wine is wonderful with seared lamb chops and roasted Brussels sprouts.
We love this highly drinkable wine from the town of Le Pradet, in southern Provence!
This fantastic red wine from Roussillon is the perfect pair for an autumn dinner featuring root vegetables and apples.
Juicy red fruit and acidity make Pascal Pibaleau rosé one of the best Loire Valley wines for a stormy New England September.
About this time last year, while traveling through the Pyrenees mountains, Valerie, Ihsan and I stopped for a few days to pay a visit to the small farm that produces one of our favorite products: Piment d’Espelette AOC. Piment d’Espelette (translation: peppers from Espelette) are bright red peppers grown in the town of Espelette and Continue Reading »
Landing in Geneva, our first day began auspiciously with 65°F blue skies and a new convertible (our reserved sedan was unavailable) to drive us west into the Jura. Tripp (domestic cheese buyer for our Cambridge shop), and Sarah (Tripp’s counterpart at the South End), and I marveled at the snow-capped mountains in the eastern distance Continue Reading »
One of the great perks of working at Formaggio Kitchen is the opportunity to travel around the world in search of delicious foods. Ihsan and Valerie Gurdal, owners of the Formaggio Kitchen family of shops, feel strongly that being on the ground to meet with farmers, affineurs and food producers is the best way to Continue Reading »