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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 »

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 »

Q & A with Richard Kzirian

Violette Wine Cellars is the importer, distributor, and retailer for natural and biodynamic wine where Richard Kzirian, long time friend of Ihsan and Valerie Gurdal, has challenged the wine scene for decades. Valerie reached out to chat with the wine pioneer himself about the industry and his perspective on how it has evolved in the last few decades. Ihsan and Continue Reading »