Winter Cocktails and Cheese Chasers!

It’s cold out there, but don’t let it get you down. Check out these quick drink recipes and cheese pairings you can whip up right in your kitchen!

Your Older Brother“Your Older Brother”

Mix equal parts White Whale “Your Older Brother” and vodka. Garnish with a lemon twist. Pair with Humboldt Fog cheese.

Humboldt FogHumboldt Fog is an American icon that may be inspired by the classic French chèvres, but there’s no other cheese quite like it. The fluffy bloom ripens from the outside-in, producing an ever-growing ring of gooey, goaty gloss around the still flaky and rich center, redolent with notes of citrus and herbs emerging from the buttermilk base. The characteristic layer of vegetable ash identifies this cheese, but don’t let its navy tone fool you—this is no blue.

Owl's Toddy

“Owl’s Toddy”

Mix 2 parts Owl’s Brew “The Classic” with 1 part Whiskey and garnish with apple slices. Heat ingredients in a saucepan (do not boil). Pour in a cup and garnish with apples or cinnamon sticks. Pair with Adelegger.

AdeleggerAdelegger is the meatiest of the Alpines, moving from smooth to crunchy in each bite. You’ll get all the roasted-nuttiness you expect from this style with an additional, über-robust layer of savory qualities.  You already know the French and the Swiss—round out your geography with this German brute.

Dark & Stormy

“Dark & Stormy”

Mix 1 oz. Tait Farm Foods Ginger Shrub with 1-1/2 oz. Dark Rum and then follow with 8 oz. sparkling water. Mix well, add ice, and a twist of lemon or lime. Pair with Fiore Sardo.

Fiore SardoFiore Sardo starts with great milk. The sheeps’ diet consists of dry, woody herbs and the flavor of the cheese is a direct representation of the landscape. The cheese is lightly smoked over balsam wood and set to age on wooden racks. Milk quality and technique combine to create a flavor experience like no other.

Manhattan

“Manhattan”

Mix 2 oz. Whiskey with 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth, 2 dashes of bitters, and you’ll need Amarena cherries. Mash the cherries, mix well, and then add ice and a cherry garnish. Pair with Isle of Mull cheddar.

Isle of MullIsle of Mull is an incredibly earthy and at times rustic Scottish take on cheddar. A malty, almost bready sweetness stands up against the smoky, peaty undertones.

Coffee and Tea

Coffee & Tea 

Gorgonzola DolceEnjoy a hot coffee with Gorgonzola Dolce, a younger, creamier Gorgonzola—in Italian ‘dolce’ or ‘sweet’—is made in the suburbs of Milan and aged at least three months. Its spreadable texture and mild flavor profile make it an ideal cheese for cooking and enjoying by itself.

BerkswellOr perhaps a hot tea is more your style! Sip it slowly and chase it with delicious Berkswell cheese. Berkswell is rich and sweet with a fruity acidity. It’s chewy, dense, firm, and slightly grainy. Moist when young and quite firm when older, Berkswell has hints of passion fruit curd, cream, and freshly baked biscuits.

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