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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Cheese Plate of the Week October 15th, 2007

Burrata:Cow, Philadelphia, U.S.A.-An Apulian specialty now produced by DiBruno Brothers, Burrata is a fresh mozzarella stretched flat, and then wrapped around a pocked of fresh ricotta and heavy cream. They are offered plain, or with the addition of pesto, truffle cream or truffle honey. An easy appetizer when served with crusty bread and cured meats.
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Cheese Plate of the Week October 8th, 2007

Crottin Chavignol:Goat, Loire Valley, France -Aged for two weeks and then packed in an odorless, flavorless nitrogen gas, these Crottin Chavignol are as fresh as you can find outside of France. Pleasantly tart and milky, the terroir of the verdant Loire Valley shines through in this most famous of chevres. Knight’s Vail:Cow, Wisconsin, U.S.A.-Introduced in
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Cheese Plate of the Week September 3rd, 2007

Crucolo:Cow, Calabria, Italy-Southern Italy’s answer to Asiago Fresco, Crucolo outshines its inspiration with great depth of flavor and billowy texture. Its idyllic location in the center of the Mediterranean receives bountiful sunlight. The resulting verdure pastures flavor the milk, and the result is layered flavors of wild herbs and grasses. Le Clandestin: Raw Cow and
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Cheese Plate of the Week September 3rd, 2007

Mature Montgomery’s Cheddar:Raw Cow, Somerset, England-Recognized as the premier cheddar in the world, Montgomery’s is one of only three farms that fits the stipulations for Artisan Somerset Cheddar. While typically aged around 20 months, the mature version is aged 26-28. The extra maturation adds not only great depth of flavor, but firms the texture to
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