Friday, May 1, 2009

Weekend Pairing 5/1/09

May is "Eat Local" month here at Pastoral. We are kicking it off with a local pairing. Pleasant Ridge Reserve is a raw cow's milk cheese from Uplands Cheese co. in Wisconsin. This cheese is the result of hard work and a quest for perfection from the makers.

Pleasant Ridge Reserve is made in tune with mother nature. When the fields are lush and green and the cows are grazing, only then is their milk turned into cheese. Does it make a difference? Of course! Terroir is important in cheesemaking as it is in wine. Pleasant Ridge Reserve has won numerous awards and after sampling this nutty, creamy, grassy, green Alpine styled cheese we think you'll be ready to give it an award of your own.

Our suggestion for wine is the Highland Red from August Hill Winery right here in Illinois. This red is made from fromtenac grapes. It has some fruity notes of cherries and dark berries with just a bit of pepper. It drinks like a light bodied pinot noir, and is delicious! Come in for a sample, leave with a bottle of your own!

Don't forget that tomorrow is the first Saturday of the month and that means it's time for a free wine tasting at our downtown store. Come and join us from 6:30pm-8:30pm as we pour samples of local and delectable products. Our store in the Loop is located at 53 E. Lake St. right between Wabash and N. Michigan. Hope to see you there!


No comments:

Post a Comment