Posts Tagged ‘saint agur’

Quatre Tips for a Cheese Board

Monday, April 4th, 2016

When it comes to designing a cheese board 4 words should come to mind; tangy, creamy, funky and salty. This 4 categories will help you take your palette on a magical journey of cheese.

goat

Tangy

Think: goat cheese. Your first bite on a cheese board should be fresh. Ile de France Goat cheese is slightly salty, a bit tangy and above all – fresh tasting, with a rich texture.

chaumes

Creamy

Think: soft and supple. You could go with a classic Brie or Camembert here but why not change it up. Try Chaumes. Chaumes has a soft, springy but creamy texture. It is rich in fruity aromatics but has an hazelnut after taste.

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Funky

Think: something you haven’t tried before. We love Etorki. It is a sheep’s milk cheese from the French Basque region. Etorki has a smooth, velvety texture and rich, hazelnut, almost burnt caramel-like flavor. Its aroma is sweet and buttery, and the cheese is voluptuous on the tongue. It pairs very well with pickles, olives and cured meats.

blue

Salty

Think: blue cheese. Our Saint Agur is a perfectly sinful, blue cheese to add to your cheese board. It entices you with its naked butteriness and delicate sharpness. It is slightly less salty than other blues but has 60% buttercream making delectably sinful. Pair this blue and others with honey, fruits and nuts!

Cocktail Hour with Cheese

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

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With cheese, the obvious, go-to alcoholic beverage is wine. So much so that you probably never thought you could have something else. Cocktails, however, make a great accompaniment to cheese. Cocktails allow you to really embrace and complement the flavors of the cheese you are indulging in. Here are 3 of our favorite cocktail and cheese pairings:


Manhattan with Saint Agur
The richy, woody flavor of the Manhattan compliments the rich, salty flavor of the blue cheese.

Ingredients:
2 dashes bitters
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 1/2 ounces bourbon
1 maraschino cherry

Directions:
Fill a short glass 2/3 full with ice. Add bitters, vermouth, and bourbon. Add cherry and smash against the side of the glass. Stir to combine.


American Collins with Ile de France Goat Cheese
The herbaceous flavor of gin and sweetness from fresh fruit compliment the salty and tangy flavor of goat cheese.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
4 bing cherries, pitted
8 blueberries
Club soda

Directions:
Muddle the fruit on the bottom of a glass. If you do not have a muddler, you can use a spoon or other kitchen utensil to mash up the fruit. Add in gin and ice. Stir to combine. Then top with club soda.


The Hemingway and St. André
Lime and grapefruit juice help cut the butteriness of this ‘heavenly’ cheese.

Ingredients:
2 oz rum
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz grapefruit juice

Combine rum, lime juice, maraschino liqueur, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass.