Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine and the Chicago French Market are proud to announce the 5th Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival at the Chicago French Market from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, April 25, 2015. This FREE tasting event features producers of artisan cheese, bread, beer, wine, charcuterie, confections, and other food stuffs. See you there!
For over 35 years, Neal's Yard Dairy has been working directly with farmers and producers of traditional, artisan cheeses in the UK to hand-select, age and distribute the many traditional and fantastic cheeses of the British Isles. By...
This month we're highlighting the amazing food-friendly beers of our hometown Chicago. There are a multitude of talented brewers churning out craft beer that pairs perfectly with artisan cheese. Stop in to one of our 3 retail locations or Bar Pastoral where we are showcasing selections from Une Annee Brewery, Lagunitas, Ale Syndicate and Begyle Brewing Company.
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine is pleased to announce that we have signed a lease to open a new space in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The new location will feature a hybrid retail and restaurant/wine bar and will be the our largest project to-date. An undertaking of this size would not be possible without the amazing support of our producers, customers and local communities, and for that we are incredibly grateful!
Celebrate the Month of the Love with artisan fare that inspires, surprises and tells a story of the incredible producers behind our products. While you'll still find lots of melted cheese, roasted meats and hearty comfort food on our menu - we've hit the 'refresh' button to bring you a few dishes and events to brighten up these cold winter days.
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!