Taleggio - is 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
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
Provolone - is an aged provolone cheese made in Italy. This cheese is aged for a minimum of 6 months and is regarded as one of the best tasting provolones in the world. It is a very smooth cheese offering a bold, nutty flavor.
Food Pairing: sandwiches, fruits and vegetables, pizza or grilled meat
Wine/Beer Pairing: Chianti, Shiraz, pale ale
Piave Vecchio – is 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) - is 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 – is 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