Third Annual Say Cheese!
posted on January 27th, 2016 by Carl Smith
If you love cheese, then you are in for a treat! Today marks the start of our third annual “Say Cheese” celebration of everything cheese. Queso, Formaggio, Kase, Fromage, Ost, and Kaas – no matter which language you speak, we are all talking cheese! Cheese is produced in every continent of the world and made from a variety of milk, such as cow, sheep, goat and even donkey. You can travel across the globe and experience every region’s interpretation of cheese, or just come to Bristol Farms and discover over 350 delicious varieties that we have to offer. You can find cheeses in a range of domestic to imported, soft to hard, double cream, soft ripened, blues, and countless more.
Discover a few of our favorites:
Widmer’s Colby Cheddar
First produced in Colby, Wisconsin in 1885. It has a firm, open texture with tiny holes. Similar in flavor to Cheddar, Colby is softer and has a more open texture and higher moisture content. Cheese makers spray the curds with cold water and stir them while they are still in the vat to prevent the curds from knitting together. This procedure gives Colby a more elastic texture than Cheddar. Slice for sandwiches, shred into casseroles, or cube for snacks.
Cypress Grove Sgt. Pepper Goat Milk Cheese
This Goat’s milk cheese has a secret combination of exotic spices and pepper threads that result in a complex and visually pleasing experience with a kick! Toss a disk with angel hair pasta, add a few splashes of pasta water, sauteed shrimp, and bell pepper and you’ve just kicked up your pasta game. Add a dollop to spice-up your burger, or try spicing up a classic hot dog with crumbled Sgt. Pepper and fresh tomatoes. Creamy, spicy, and just plain good.
Roth Cellars Private Reserve
Made in traditional copper vats before aging in the Roth Cellars, skilled cellar masters wash, brush, turn and care for Roth’s Private Reserve until it has reached its optimal flavor. Aged a minimum of six months, it is released on flavor, not on date. The natural rind boasts a straw yellow color with the occasional reddish hue. The interior is ivory in color with a dense, pliant texture. Inspired by traditional Alpine-style cheeses, Roth’s Private Reserve has a rich, robust, earthy flavor with a nuanced sweet and nutty finish.
We invite you to jump in on our cheesy celebration. For more information on cheese, events, recipes, pairings, and more, visit our “Say Cheese!” page here.