Beer and Cheese Recap: Nodding Head

Last night was a truly fantastic tasting. My thanks to Curt, Fava and Gordon, who poured particularly healthy samples of beer and kept the jokes rolling. Thank you also to all who attended; we had a record number of customers last night. And for those of you who missed it, here are the pairings: Grog
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Happy Hours Announced through April!

If you are unaware of this glorious, free Happy Hour, here is the summary: A local brewer brings 3-4 varieties of craft beer, we pair each one with a delicious cheese, and you taste them for free. If you are so inclined, you can purchase a half pound of any three of the cheeses for
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Sweet Potato Ravioli

by Hunter Fike Sometimes, everything comes together perfectly. Last night the family convened to create a menu that involved very little preparation and even less of a plan. A modify-as-you-go, see-whats-in-the-pantry-and-roll-with-it theme that, amazingly, resulted in one of our greatest successes in recent memory. The dish? Ravioli, stuffed with Sweet Potatoes and Ricotta di Pecora
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Stoudts

Thank you to everyone who braved the forecast and came to the Italian Market for Happy Hour last night. For everyone who missed it, here were the pairings: Karnival Kolsch with Trugole: This was the unofficial release of the Stoudt’s Kolsch, which will be hitting retail establishments and local bars next week. A smooth, dry
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We Now Offer Milk in Liquid Form!

Granted, most of you consider milk a liquid, but we Cheese Mongers have a hard time imaging milk in anything but its most glorious solid state: Cheese. That being said, we certainly don’t mind a frosty cold glass of milk in its original form. So, we set out to find some really tasty, honest, local
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The Arrival of Hook’s 15-Year

Just a quick post today to announce that the Hook’s 12-Year Cheddar, mentioned several posts ago, has run out. However, just in the nick of time, the 15-Year just came through the doors. It is like the 12-Year in every way, but amplified. Extra, extra sharp and loaded with crunchy crystals, it is dressed to
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Beer and Cheese Recap: Philly Brewing Company

Last night, in case you missed it, Dean and Tony from PBC stopped by to sample five varieties of their craft. As usual, Zeke and I paired a delicious cheese with each offering. Here are the results: Rowhouse Red with Ossau-Iraty: Rowhouse Red is a classic session beer with notes of toasted malts and grains.
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Happy Hours for February and March

Every Wednesday Night, 5-8pm. If you are unfamiliar with the Happy Hours at Di Bruno’s Italian Market location, it is time to familiarize yourself. The concept is simple, casual and, remarkably, FREE! Every week, a local brewer brings a mixed case of his or her craft and samples it to customers. A complimentary sample of
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Hooks 12-Year Cheddar

by Hunter Fike At DiBruno Brothers House of Cheese, new cheeses infiltrate our counter every week, but very few generate the kind of excitement that has been swirling around our newest discovery. It’s Hook’s 12-Year Cheddar, a masterpiece of a cheese from Mineral Point, Wisconsin. What makes this cheese so loveable? Many things. First and
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