Friday, February 20, 2009

Weekend Pairing

Cesar (our cheese buyer) and Jan (our sommelier/wine buyer) have come up with another great pairing. This weekend we are featuring the Affidelice, a washed rind cheese from the Burgundy region of France, black cherry and licorice confit and a 2006 Furlan Traminer from Italy. Together this is a wow combination! Come on in this weekend, and try it for yourself.



Hi there and welcome to the Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine blog. We are a small independent cheese shop with two locations in Chicago, IL. With a location downtown by Millenium Park, and our original location in Lakeview right by Bobtail ice cream, you're never too far from good artisan cheese, bread or wine.

Whether it's snacks and sandwiches for an office party, a catering tray for a special event, or a bottle of wine to bring with you to your favorite BYOB restaurant, here at Pastoral Artisan, we've got you covered.

This blog is here to give you a more intimate look at what we do and who we are. Of course we will keep you up to date on new events and products coming into the store, but we also want to answer questions you might have and get people eating, drinking and talking.

We will open this blog up to our diverse staff whom many of you know already. Jan, our sommelier/wine buyer and Cesar our cheese buyer are just two of the many people who will be sharing their experiences with you all as our blog progresses.

Stay tuned! Something is always happening at Pastoral Artisan and with our blog you'll be the first to know.