Somewhat belatedly, we find ourselves in the depths of winter, although I’m still not sure if we’re totally there yet. I’ve been anticipating blizzards and all the challenges they bring with them since, ooh, November, so I wasn’t disappointed when...
This week's pairing is a marriage of Kentucky's very own Tomme de Nena and Domaine Sauvete, a white wine from the Loire Valley in France. Read all about why these two work so well together!
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: the key to any great song, any great painting and this spectacular pairing!
The cheese and Porter pair well together. The hazelnut and macadamia nut notes in the cheese glide easily into the root beer/caramely flavors in the beer. The buttery texture of the cheese needs a little more acidity from the Porter to completely cut through the fat and leave the tongue singing.
It's winter and everyone is eating soup these days and we all know that soup is better with cheese, but lets stray away from the cheddars, the alpine cheeses and the parmesans of the world for a second and try something else, something new maybe.
This is a really elegant and classic pairing that should do much to provide a solid base for many a Chicagoan's New Year's party, so let's sell some!
On the 9th day of gifting our Assistant Buyer Adrienne brought to you: Quince & Apples Apples in Sparkling wine preserves!
On the 8th day of the Hot For The Holidays gifting guide Manager David gave to you some advice about some awesome pickled vegetables to give as gifts or take for yourself. (Or Both).
In today's installment of Hot For The Holidays, sandwich associate Charlie explains why he has such deep feelings for the Swissmar universal cheese knife.
In today's installment of the Hot For The Holidays gift guide, Cheesemonger Bryan tells you about his favorite way to remember everything he's tasted.
In Part 4 of our Hot For The Holidays gifting guide, cheesemonger Nick gives you a tip on a beautiful seasonal cheese for the winter months.
Day 3 of the Hot For The Holidays gift guide brings you the wonderful artisan cured meats of the Creminelli family in Utah. The savory, bold flavors in our Creminelli salami will be sure to leave you with your mouth agape. But then close it again quickly so you can keep eating them. Store Manager Nicole tells you all about what makes these charcuterie treasures so special.
This week guest monger Stephanie Houghton gives us her take on this new twist on a classic type of pairing (blue and dessert wine):
"The mead has a yummy honey sweetness but it is well-balanced with nice acidity and a fruity notes of...
Today's installment of the Hot For The Holidays gift guide is like butter. Literally. Counter Associate Nora tells you all about her (and Julia Child's!) favorite butter from Normandy, France
Gift giving for your foodie friends can be a challenging position to be in. There's so many options, how can one possibly choose? That's what your friendly neighborhood Pastoralite is for! Here, day by day, we'll be listing the things that we think make for great holiday gifts in our Hot For The Holidays gift-giving guide, brought to you by a different Pastoralite each day, so check back often to find the perfect inspiration for delicious holiday treats!