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Adult Grilled Cheese Recipe Contest Starts Now!

Smile and say “cheese” because April is National Grilled Cheese Month! You may think of this traditional sandwich as more of a kid’s food, but one fun benefit of adulting is putting a grownup spin on a classic favorite. In honor of Nat’l Grilled Cheese Month, we’re running an ultimate grilled cheese recipe contest! And as delicious as the classic American or cheddar on white version is, we’re looking for creativity - from unique cheese combos to bread choice to carefully thought… Read More

Full Moon on Wednesday = 40% off Cypress Grove Midnight Moon Cheese!

This Wednesday, (10/24) we'll have a full moon shining bright in the night's sky...which means all day on Wednesday, we'll be offering the Cypress Grove classic goat cheese Midnight Moon for 40% off. Cypress Grove Chevre, based in Humboldt County, California, has been producing award-winning cheeses for thirty-five years. At the annual World Cheese Awards, Midnight Moon has medaled every year since 2014. Searching for healthy dairy alternatives for her children, Cypress Grove founder Mary… Read More

Provolone Rediscovered: Don Giovanni Auricchio’s Secret Recipe

In America, we're most used to eating provolone cheese on sandwiches. In fact, we consume giant amounts of it on sandwiches, pizzas, and party trays. However, the type we're accustomed to eating isn't the provolone treasured by Italians. Once you've tasted "true" provolone, aged in a cave in northern Italy, you'll feel your vocabulary for Italian cheeses expanding. A car is a car, but a Ferrari is a Ferrari. Provolone has been referred to as Italy's national cheese. Auricchio, a family-owned… Read More

Take a Trip Through Taste: Italy Edition

If you’ve been following along with us as we share a few of our select favorite European cuisines, then chances are you’ve also been anticipating our tasting “arrival” in Italy. Any conversation about Italian culture would feel incomplete without an acknowledgment of its incredible food. The cured and roasted meats like Prosciutto Di Parma and Porchetta, the creamy cheeses like Bufala and Provolone, and the many pastas and wines of Italy are all legendary; and this month we are… Read More

Party Planning 101: Building the Perfect Cheese + Charcuterie Board

When it comes to planning the perfect party appetizer that allows guests to nibble and mingle, there's one spread that generally ranks supreme. Everyone loves it - even if they've never heard the proper name for it. Charcuterie. We know it sounds rather fancy - especially if you're not a regular connoisseur of it. But, it's basically just a selection of cured meats with accompaniments of cheese, olives, crackers or crusty bread, and a sweet little something like preserves, chutney, or jam… Read More

Sweet, Savory, Spanish: Mitica Honey & Queso Manchego

Sweet dreams are made of (Manchego) cheese. Queso Manchego is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain, which is also home to Don Quixote. It is made from unpasteurized sheep's milk and is one of the popular sheep's milk cheeses from Spain. Did you know...the unique pattern on Manchego's rind honors a time when the cheese was wrapped in sheets of woven esparto grass? Pretty cool little tidbit for all you cheese lovers... Authentic queso manchego is only made from the Manchego sheep's… Read More

National Grilled Cheese Month Instagram Contest

Let's Get {Grilled} Cheesy! This April we’re partnering with Wisconsin’s Master Cheese Makers for National Grilled Cheese Month! Because everyone loves a warm and melty grilled cheese. And as delicious as the classic American or cheddar on white version is, we’re all about getting creative with the sandwich too. So from now until May 15th, you can enter your very own creation into the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Recipe showdown as well as Bristol Farms’ very own grilled cheese contest on… Read More

A Taste of Scotland: Scottish Cheese

In case you couldn't tell, we're pretty big purveyors of cheese. From snacking to melting to everything between, cheese is a guilty pleasure indeed. And we always strive to carry all those cheeses you know and love plus some of the exotic gourmet ones too. This month, we're featuring a few of Scotland's finest cheddar cheeses. Amazing on their own, all three of these cheeses are also quite delicious on a baguette with a delightful sweet chutney to contrast the bite of cheddar. Connage… Read More

The Many Uses of Our Delicious Hatch Chile Cream Cheese

Is your plain bagel and cream cheese breakfast on-the-go lacking a little something extra? Then feast your eyes on our Hatch Chile cream cheese. Made with authentic Hatch Valley chile that we’ve roasted, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped, this perfectly spicy cream cheese is just what your toasted bagel needed. But this cream cheese is way more versatile than that! -Use it to stuff jalapenos and bake for a double-header of spice that just may be the best jalapeno popper you’ve ever… Read More

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