Staff Picks June 2023
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Lamb Chopper, is a very young sheep’s milk gouda, buttery and creamy in texture and packed with an intense aroma of fresh sheep's milk. Suitable for vegetarians looking for a cheese made with a non-animal rennet. Melts beautifully as a cooking cheese but is equally deliciously shaved over melon, mint, and prosciutto or toasted bread. Well-matched with fresh pears, grapes, and dried fruits. Pairs wonderfully with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio.
Thistle rennet gives Zimbro, a Portuguese raw sheep’s milk cheese its uniquely herbaceous flavor. Soft and creamy within a straw colored rind, spoon this luxurious cheese onto your favorite baguette and enjoy with a Syrah or Tempranillo.
Ibores is a zesty, warm-flavored goat milk cheese from the rugged province of Extremadura in Spain. It is firm, with a pleasant, lingering tangy finish. Rubbed with pimentón and olive oil during the two month aging process, the wheels are visually striking and offer a great alternative to fresh goat cheeses.
Grand Cru Surchoix
Grand Cru Surchoix is an Alpine-style, washed-rind, raw cow's milk cheese. Surchoix wheels are aged for at least 9 months, resulting in this luscious cheese with a creamy paste and crunchy crystals. Its flavor is buttery with a meaty richness and an extraordinary nutty, mushroomy flavor. Award-winning in both US and international competitions, Grand Cru Surchoix is superb when paired with a zinfandel or jammy red.
Each cheese comes with a fromager note (describing the cheese with beverage pairing suggestions) and a cheese serving tag identifying its name, origin and milk type.