Cheese for Chardonnay

by Joe Colosi The warmer seasons are fast upon us, and a chilled white wine in the sunlight is just the thing to make the most of the weather. Chardonnay fits the bill, especially with an accompanying cheese. As usual, Hunter and I sampled two bottles, one Chardonnay from California, the other from Burgundy, in
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Cheese Plate of the Week April 16th, 2008

Ardrahan: Cow Milk, County Cork, Ireland-The history of Ardrahan cheese begins in 1925 with the establishment of the Lullaby Milk Company. Their herd of pedigree Frieshians routinely gave award-winning milk Ireland throughout the 20th century. However as competition from larger milk companies grew, the Lullaby Milk Company was forced to find alternative profit sources. In
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Cheese for Pinot Noir

By Joseph Colosi Most people like a good pinot noir because it is tasty, drinkable, and it enhances dinner (especially lamb and roasted vegetables). The right cheese will elevate the wine itself, just like pulling air through the wine in your mouth and sloshing it around will (Seriously, try it. It’s fun too.). Different cheeses
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Cheese Plate of the Week February 25th 2008

Humboldt Fog: Goat, Humboldt County, California-Perhaps the most recognizable of all American farmstead cheese, Humboldt Fog is made in Cypress Grove by Mary Keehn. A layer of ash, representing the fog that rolls through Humboldt County every morning, contributes to the aesthetics. Of the numerous awards and recognitions it has received, perhaps the most noble
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Cheese Plate of the Week January 28th 2008

Aged Triple Cream Goat:Goat, Hudson Valley, NY-A rich texture paired with a buttery, clean flavor separates this goat from your traditional chevre. While its charms are in its delicate flavors, the result is a cheese with obvious attractions that can be enjoyed as part of a cheese plate before or after dinner. Bitto della Valtellina:
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Cheese Plate of the Week October 29th, 2007

Mozzarella di Bufala:Buffalo milk, Southern Italy-A staple of the southern regions of Campagna, Basilicata and Calabria, Mozzarella di Bufala is produced solely with the milk of Italian water buffalo. Within 24 hours of its formation, it is flown to the United States to ensure freshness. Texturally, it is supple and yielding, nearly falling apart at
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