French Wine and Cheese for the Holidays

French wines and cheeses

French Wine and Cheese for the Holidays As the holidays approach, we all find ourselves with lots of opportunities to host family and friends. In the colder weather we can break out the richer cheeses and more robust wines for that all important gathering time before the meal, or just for the afternoon visit! In … Continue reading

Shake Up Your Brat Routine With Tomato, Red Onion, Gruyère Salad

Shake Up Your Routine As we enter our last few weeks of summer, you might be ready to shake up your normal burger or brat routine.  How about ditching the bun and enjoying your meal with a different take on a summer salad? Emmi USA Cave Aged Kaltbach Le Gruyère Cheese The folks at Emmi USA … Continue reading

Trentino – Alto Adige Apertivo!

Apertivo in the Trentino – Alto Adige We’re great fans of apertivo time, so today we’re doing our best to create a Trentino – Alto Adige version at home here in Minnesota. We have a fluke 70 deg. day in March, so we moved out to the deck for the 1st time since October.  We’ll … Continue reading

Local Artisan Cheese Class at Sunfish Cellars

I’m a pretty big fan of local artisan cheeses and I search them out at farmers markets and shops around the Twin Cities. Recently I visited  Sunfish Cellars,  a St. Paul wine and beer shop that has a new wine bar and cheese shop attached.  This past week I attended their “Regional Cheeses” class, knowing … Continue reading

A Summer Cheese Plate with Rosé

Confession: we spend a surprising percentage of our grocery budget at the cheese shop!  Once our interest in wine at the dinner table started to grow, we found that artisan cheeses were a natural partner before or after the meal. A proper cheese plate features a variety of textures and flavors.  You usually try to … Continue reading

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