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Our Favorite Products of 2017

Every year, we poll our staff members to hear about their favorite products. The top 10 of 2017 is a mix of housemade specialties, local finds, and direct imports. Julia, General Manager at the Cambridge shop, said of her choices: “I realized that all of my favorites are very simple products, but executed perfectly. You can’t beat simple, perfect food.” Beyond that, what does this list, from Southern cheese dip to heirloom apples, have in common? One staffer said it perfectly: “I picked items that transport my taste buds back to places I love.” Continue Reading »

Italian Holiday Sweet Breads 101: Panettone, Pandolce, and Panforte

by Julie Cappellano At Formaggio Kitchen we prepare months in advance for the busy, festive holiday season by placing orders, stocking up on gift baskets and ribbons, and planning our holiday menus. By October we’re ready and waiting for the first harbingers of the holidays to arrive from Italy: fluffy, hand-wrapped panettone from Perbellini. About Continue Reading »

Beer Meets Wood: A Primer on Barrel-Fermented and Barrel-Aged Beers

If you’ve been paying close attention to the beer section at Formaggio Kitchen, you may have noticed something: it’s getting older, quite literally. More than ever, we’re able to feature beer that has been aged well beyond the time it takes to brew a standard lager or ale. Instead of weeks, many of these beers Continue Reading »

Olive Oil from Proyecto Los Aires: Staff Tasting at the Source

by Nikki Crugnale Touring the Olive Grove at Proyecto Los Aires On a recent trip to Spain, I visited Proyecto Los Aires, a small olive oil producer based in Arcicollar, Spain. Husband-and-wife Guillermo and Laura operate this picturesque olive grove, about 1 hour from Madrid. Interestingly, both were biologists who changed career paths to pursue Continue Reading »