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Sweet Like Honey & Cheese Pairing Guide

Sweet Like Honey & Cheese Pairing Guide

We teamed up with our friends at Bee Raw to provide you with a comprehensive honey and cheese pairing guide.  We recommend sourcing raw honey for t...

The Essential Rosé Wine & Cheese Pairing Guide

The Essential Rosé Wine & Cheese Pairing Guide

Featuring Bollini Pinot Grigio Rosato IGT Summer means rosé all day and what better accompaniment than great cheese.  Rosé wine is characterist...

Spring White Wine & Cheese Pairing Guide

Spring White Wine & Cheese Pairing Guide

  White Wine + Cheese: An Unusual Love Affair  White wine is not always seen as a traditional pairing to cheeses. The delicate quality of som...

Interview with a Natural Wine Expert

Interview with a Natural Wine Expert

What is natural wine and how do you pair natural wine with cheese, especially raw milk cheese?  Through an interview with an Natural Wine Expert we get tips and ideas on what types of cheeses to pair with what types of natural wine.  Read on to learn what makes natural wine so special.

A Brooklyn-based jam maker gives her cheese, jam, and booze pairing ideas.

A Brooklyn-based jam maker gives her cheese, jam, and booze pairing ideas.

Jam-maker Candice Ross provides unbeatable tips on how to build your next cheese board.  In this post, we highlight what types of cheeses pair with different flavors of jam and liquors.  From vodka to bourbon to gin to rye, every liquor has a memorable cheese pairing and jam pairing.

Our Complete Guide to Pairing Cheese and Chocolate (You're Welcome)

Our Complete Guide to Pairing Cheese and Chocolate (You're Welcome)

Both cheese and chocolate are delicious and complex. Both are maddeningly addictive. They make you feel elated, and are aphrodisiacs.  Cheese and chocolate pair well together and they pair well with wine, beer, and liqueurs.  This a step-by-step guide to pairing cheese and chocolate for your next dessert cheese board.

[Video] Why is American Artisan Cheese Important? And How to Pair It...

[Video] Why is American Artisan Cheese Important? And How to Pair It...

Join us in a discussion on American Artisan Cheese.  We highlight the American Artisan Cheese movement and why it is important to our local and regional economies.  We also discuss how to pair the featured cheeses with nuts, fruit, jam, and beer/microbrews!

[Video] Beer and Cheese Tasting at Strongrope Brewery

[Video] Beer and Cheese Tasting at Strongrope Brewery

Microbrews and specialty cheeses are a joy to pair together. Both are more complex and nuanced in flavor, texture, and body than their more conventional counterparts. Watch this video to learn about how to best pair cheese and beer.  It's a lot of fun!

Recipe: Honey Orange Pistachio Lace Cookies

Recipe: Honey Orange Pistachio Lace Cookies

This honey orange pistachio lace cookie recipe provides the best of those worlds: the pistachios balance the sweetness of the honey, and the orange zest brings out deeper, caramelized flavors.  The cookie is a great pairing for a cheese board as an alternative to a cracker.

Two Grottos are better than one for Raw Milk Cheese Day.

Two Grottos are better than one for Raw Milk Cheese Day.

The Case for Raw Milk Cheese Imagine a world where raw milk cheese is outlawed.  Imagine a world where in order to enjoy a raw milk delicacy, you ...

A Day of Pairing Gruyere Cheese Caramels

A Day of Pairing Gruyere Cheese Caramels

People have gotten excited about our handmade Gruyere Cheese Caramels.  We’re currently offering small batch gift wrapped blocks of cheese carame...

Cheese in the City Supper: House Made Cheeses and Summer Fare

Cheese in the City Supper: House Made Cheeses and Summer Fare

Over the past two years I have been hosting seasonal dinners at 61 Local in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.  The formation of each meal has become somewhat...