Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Pairing

This week we've got a new pairing, and a new addition to our cheese case! We'd like to introduce you to "Big Eds" from Saxon Homestead Creamery in Cleveland, WI. Side note: Did you know there are 5 towns with the same name of Cleveland in WI? Confusing

This cheese is made in an Alpine style. A bit nutty, and grassy, but instead of the tang you get with say an Emmenthal or Gruyere, this cheese has a round, buttery sweetness to it making it a great cheese for those who like a cheese that's a bit milder, as well as for those who like a cheese that is complex and layered.

Read all about the creamery, their animals, land, and love for what they do here. Come in and help us welcome our new cheese!

You may have noticed that our wine walls are changing. Some wines are leaving and the new wines for the fall/winter seasons are starting to show up. This week we've got another fantastic new wine for you.

2009 Bodega NQN, "Malma" is a lovely Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Argentina. Rich, full-bodied and drinking now this Pinot is like nothing you've had from Oregon or Burgundy. Super-ripe red fruit and a fantastic mouthfeel make this wine truly unique. If you're a Syrah lover, you've got to give this a try!

Confused by all of the new wines on the shelf or the cheeses in the case? Don't be. Just ask one of our staff to help you out. We're here to help answer any questions you may have, and to tempt you into tasting any cheese that tickles your fancy.

Want to know more about cheese and wine? Sign up for one of our classes! There's a Cheese 101 going on downtown this Saturday and a wine class on Tuesday called Not just Napa Exploring California Wines where Jan will take you on a tour of California wines. You want to pay for the wine, not the realestate. Come in and see why California has much more to offer.