Celebrate the 12th day of cheesemas with this classic holiday selection! This stunning raclette-style gem gives you lovely butter, easy fruit, and a gentle bite on the palette with a classically pungent nose. This cheese is made to be melted,...
The dense and creamy slopes of Gorgonzola Mountain await, reserving their spiced earthiness for only the most brazen of adventurers to tackle its summit. This is one of our more approachable blues, the perfect introduction to blue cheeses for...
Also known as "Brin D'Amour", the exterior of this tangy sheep milk cheese is coated with a rosemary, thyme, coriander seed, juniper berries, and sometimes tiny whole chili peppers, all packing a powerful punch!
Stop by any one of our three...
This delicious farm-style young gouda is a trifecta of buttery, melty, cheesy joy! Pair it with dark beer or melt it into one of the best grilled cheeses ever.
Stop by any one of our three retail locations in the city of Chicago, and you could be...
On the 8th day of Cheesemas, my cheesemonger gave to me - a french blue, piquant and dreamy.
On the 7th Day of Cheesemas, my cheesemonger gave to me - Pimento cheese so sharp and garlicky!
On the 6th day of Cheesemas, my cheesemonger gave to me - a firm washed-rind so robust and salty!
On the 5th Day of Cheesemas my cheesemonger gave to me a firm, Basque-style cheese!
On the 4th Day of Cheesemas my cheesemonger gave to me a fruity cheddar known as Prairie Breeze!
On the 3rd Day of Cheesemas my cheesemonger gave to me - a ripened log of classic French cheese!
On the second day of Cheesemas my cheesemonger gave to me - a triple creme from the land of brie!
On the 1st Day of Cheesemas my cheesemonger gave to me - goat cheese feta from Missouri...
In 2004, Ken Miller and Greg O'Neill opened Pastoral in Lakeview with a mission to provide Chicago with the highest level of service and education for our customers, striving to make shopping for and consuming artisan goods enlightening, approachable, fun and delicious. We’re eager to continue finding even more ways to inspire and be inspired by our cherished community of customers, artisans and food lovers. To that end, you’ll find that our 2014-2015 gift catalog pays homage to the community we hold so dear - featuring medleys and collections that reflect our iconic neighborhoods and hometown roots.
On Tuesday, November 11th, join Chef Brooks Hart and Pastoral's Beverage Educator, Mark Wrobel for Bar Pastoral's first ever premium Benchmark Wine Dinner. We're opening our cellars and pouring some of the most interesting and superior wines in our portfolio. Each pour will be paired with a dish that highlights the unique and bold flavors that help set these Benchmark Wines apart from the pack.
October is American Cheese Month and we're celebrating all month long with special dishes and events at Bar Pastoral and special visits from cheesemakers in our retail locations. You'll also find featured cheeses in store and online as well as a special American Cheese Gift Medley paired with a few of our favorite American wines.