Join us for our very first Strawberry Festival this weekend (May 20th & 21st) at our Santa Monica store! Lots of fun, food, live entertainment, and so much more!
Bring the kids and your sweet tooth and enjoy a chocolate dipped strawberry station, strawberry-themed pop-up shops, a live DJ, and face-painting!
It's all happening this weekend, May 20th & 21st 10am-4pm! Read More
LaClare Farms is family owned and operated by Larry and Clara Hedrich & four of their five children in Wisconsin. They began their journey in 1978 when they purchased a 22-acre farm to raise their five children. They began their dairy goat operation at this time as well, showing their goats throughout Wisconsin and Michigan for a few years. In 1996 the opportunity to go commercial came up and the first load of goat milk was picked up in April of 1996. The family milked over 100 goats for nine years before starting the Quality Dairy Goat Produces Co-op with another group of farmers. The QDGPC has set the standard for quality milk across the US. They have supplied LaClare Farms, Sartori Cheese, Carr Valley Cheese and LaLoos Ice Cream with goat milk.
Then the fun began… in 2008 looking to add value back to the farm through other avenues, Evalon cheese was born. LaClare Farms won their first award with Evalon at the United States Champion Cheese contest. At this… Read More
Mull of Kintyre is hand-crafted in an old distillery on the remote Kintyre Peninsula in the picturesque region of southwestern Scotland. This unique cheddar is crafted in the historic Campbeltown Creamery which has been producing cheese since 1923. The lush green land helps give Mull of Kintyre Cheddar its rich flavor and delicate sweetness. This extra mature cheddar is slowly aged for a minimum of 12 months by their master cheese graders. This creates a firm bodied cheese that delivers a distinctive eating experience.
Mull of Kintyre is a two-time International Cheese Awards Gold winner for Best Scottish Cheese.
A lovely cheddar like this should be paired with Ballast Point Sculpin I.P.A. or a dark Porter. It also goes well with apples and honey.
On February 2nd our wonderful demo team will be handing out samples of this amazing cheese Read More
Jasper Hill is a working dairy farm with an on-site creamery in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Cellars at Jasper hill is an underground aging facility located in Greensboro, VT. These cellars were constructed for the purpose of providing affinage, or aging expertise for local cheesemakers. This facility ages soft ripened beauties to aged cheddars.
Bayley Hazen Blue
This is one of the first cheeses made in the Jasper Hill Creamery. The recipe is based on a British natural rind blue. Bayley Hazen Blue is made from raw cow milk and aged for 3 months. The paste is dense and creamy and the usual peppery character of blue cheese is subdued, elevating the grassy, nutty flavors of the milk. It has a toasted-nut sweetness, and anise spice character. This cheese is wonderful with a nice dark chocolate or the Boulevard Brewing Company’s Bourbon Barrel Quad.
This beautiful cheese is made to the traditions of French tommes like St… Read More
5 Spoke Creamery is located 57 miles north of New York City. All of their cheeses are hand made with raw milk in the farmstead tradition, meaning the cheese is produced on sight with the milk of a closed heard. This milk comes from Holstein cows that are free of pesticides and hormones. The cows are milked at 4:00 am and they make the cheese at 9:00 am all in a facility that is 100% solar.
Their herd of Holstein cows are pastured and free to roam, picking and choosing what they eat from a variety of grasses, herbs, flowers and weeds. The raw milk of these grass-fed cows has a depth of flavor which cannot be duplicated. 5 Spoke Creamery’s cheeses are creamier and more flavorful than those made from pasteurized milk. This also offers numerous health benefits that are inherent to raw milk. Raw milk cheeses have all the good bacteria found naturally in milk and none of the bad. State laws require a minimum of 60 days for aging which eliminated pathogenic bacteria so the… Read More
Our fourth annual “Say Cheese” celebration starts January 25, 2017.
Bristol Farms Cheese department has over 350 varieties of cheese to choose from. Our buyer searches high and low for unique artisanal cheeses, bringing you an assortment unmatched by anyone else. With an assortment like this, it can be quite overwhelming when you arrive at the cheese counter. We have the best Cheese Specialists in the world, there to help you find that perfect item.
These cheeses in particular pair up nicely with beer. In store we will be offering tastings and pairing demonstrations with Boulevard and Ballast Point Brewery. Look for events at your local Bristol Farms! Read More
Oktoberfest is a Bavarian tradition held in Munich, Germany from late September thru the first weekend of October. It is the largest celebration in the world, in that approximately 6 million people are in attendance, consuming more than 7 million liters of beer. It lasts 16 days (with a few exceptions mandated by calendar) and has been held and enjoyed by its citizens since 1810.
These days, one doesn't have to travel the globe to attend an authentic Oktoberfest celebration. There are many hosted locally where you can enjoy great food and brews with a crowd of jolly folks, but if you prefer a more intimate affair, take our tips below for hosting your own Oktoberfest celebration right in your own backyard.
Beer is definitely the star of the show at any Oktoberfest celebration, but food is a key element in the success of the party. Go beyond pretzels and sauerkraut with these recipes and products found at Bristol Farms.
• Browse our beer cooler for a broad range… Read More
Calling all Hatch Chile-Heads! It's time to add another check mark to your Hatch cheese discovery list. We first introduced you to our Hatch Pepper Cheddar, and now we're proud to offer its spicy, sweet sister from the Netherlands, Beemster Hatch Pepper Cheese.
Beemster Hatch Pepper Cheese is a spicy yet deliciously creamy Gouda cheese that gets its peppery kick from hatch chiles which vary in heat from subtle to fiery hot. Don’t be scared, though; this sweet and creamy cheese takes you close to the fire without getting burned. We like to tame some of the flames with a sweetened accompanied fruit jelly or spread, such as Dalmatia Fig Spread.
This is a great melting cheese, so add it to beans & rice, tacos, nachos, and fajitas. You can also spice up a routine turkey sandwich or create a Southwestern burger with a few slices of avocado.
Pair with white wines and beers known for citrus notes and crisp acidity, or red wines that are full-bodied… Read More
It’s Hatch Chile time, and we’ve been roasting them fresh every day. While their popularity mainly exists with a variety of Hispanic deli and bakery dishes, we’ve found other ways of presenting its unique flavor into other ethnic foods. Sushi and it’s “Westernization” has developed into much more than its fish and rice origins with many fusion type restaurants blending sushi with other ethnic flavors. Our sushi masters created a new fusion sushi with our own Fiesta Roll, and during Hatch chile season, we add fresh roasted Hatch chiles to make our Poke and Fiesta Roll better than ever.
Hatch Chile Poke
Our Hatch poke is made fresh daily with a blend of high-quality ingredients. Using the same recipe as our ever popular Spicy Tuna Poke, we decided to turn up the heat a notch by adding diced roasted Hatch chiles. The unique smoky flavor of the roasted Hatch chiles combined with the flavor of our sesame oil blend really elevates the Hatch poke flavor to a league of… Read More
If you haven’t visited our store in the last week or so, you might not realize that we are smack dab in the middle of one our favorite seasons of the entire year, Hatch Chile season! To celebrate our favorite little pepper, our Bakery is proud to serve you with our famous Hatch Chile Cornbread, Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Scones, and Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies.
Our Hatch Chile Cornbread is a twist on our traditional cornbread with the addition of freshly roasted and diced Hatch chiles. Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Scones have cheddar, pepper jack, along with our beloved Hatch chiles. Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies have a unique mix of ingredients which includes chocolate chips, walnuts, Tahitian vanilla, and Hatch chiles. The combination of flavors in our cookies is out of this world.
If you are looking for lighter alternatives or pairings with Hatch chile, visit our Deli, Sushi, Meat or Cheese departments. We have so many wonderful products to choose from. Keep in mind that chile… Read More