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An Italian cheese named after the caves of Val Taleggio.  The cheese has a strong smell, but its taste is relatively mild with an unusual fruity tang. 

Food Pairing:  nuts, salads, grilled cheese, mac n’ cheese, pasta, mushrooms

Wine/Beer Pairing: Chardonnay, White or Red Burgundy, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, German lager, American brown or porter, malty Belgian style

Fontina Fontal 

A farmer's style cheese made in northern Italy.  This cheese has a sweet, nutty taste.  This is the perfect melting cheese.

Food Pairing: in sauces, pasta, pizza, risotto, grilled cheese, mac n’ cheese

Wine/Beer Pairing: Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Blanc, Sancerre, English Porter

Pecorino Toscano

A sheep’s milk cheese made in Tuscany, Italy.  This cheese is mild and smooth with a buttery taste.  There are hints of almonds, lanolin and grass with a clean, balanced finish.

Food Pairing:  great on pizza (especially for those lactose intolerant, with dried fruit, honey or fig jam

Wine/Beer Pairing:  Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rose

Piave Vecchio 

A cow’s milk cheese, aged for 12 months, produced in northern Italy.  The flavor is intensely sweet with a tropical fruity flavor underlined by an almond bitterness.

Food Pairing: salads, pasta, pizza, over vegetables, olives, prosciutto

Wine/Beer Pairing: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Rioja, amber ale

Parmigiano Reggiano (raw)

A classic cheese made from grass fed cow milk, produced in Italy.  This cheese is aged for a minimum of twelve months.  It has a hard, gritty texture with a fruity, nutty taste.

Food Pairing: pasta, risotto, asparagus, mushrooms, zucchini, salads, pizza

Wine/Beer Pairing:  Pinot Grigio, crisp white wines, sparkling wines, Chianti, medium body reds, pilsner, amber ale

Fresh Mozzarella 

A cow’s milk fresh cheese made in Connecticut.  This cheese is a delicate, clean-flavored fresh mozzarella with a soft, porcelain white appearance.

Food Pairing: tomatoes, roasted peppers, herbs, cured meats, melon, grapes, salads, pasta, pizza

Wine/Beer Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre, Belgian wheat beer

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