15 Fields Cheddar
15 Fields Cheddar is a new product that was developed by Sheridans Cheesemongers in Ireland. Sheridans is a small company that was founded in 1995 by brothers, Kevin and Seamus Sheridan, who began by selling farmhouse cheeses in the markets of Dublin. Since, they have expanded their business and now export their carefully selected products. In collaboration with Irish cheesemaker, Knockanore Cows Eamonn, they have brought 15 Fields, a raw milk clothbound Irish cheddar to the market. The day after the cheese is made it is brought to Sheridans where it is wrapped in Maturing Cloth, rubbed with lard (a traditional method of preservation), and then aged for eight months. The combination of quality farm fresh milk, the traditional cheddaring process, and the micro-climate in the maturing room helps to create this beautiful rustic cheese. 15 Fields is earthy with notes of pineapple and fresh grass. Come down and try a taste!
Raclette Night! Wednesday Evenings 5:30 to 7:30
Winter is here! It’s time once again to break out your sweaters and scarves and cozy up with a plate of hot melty cheese. Raclette Night will happen every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 (or until the cheese runs out) through the spring. It is $7 for a small plate of potatoes, ham, cornichons, mustard, with broiled Raclette cheese. See you there!
Wines of Greece Tasting, Thursday, February 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm
Elliot Karpman from PDX Wines will be sharing a unique selection of Greek Wines with us this week. As usual, the tasting will be Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:30.
Here is what he will be pouring:
Douloufakis “Dafnios” Vidiano, Crete, 2016
This white wine is made from Vidiano, an ancient Cretan varietal that was almost extinct 25 years ago. Young passionate winemakers have worked to revive this grape, today there are signs of a small scale revival. This grape typically shows notes of tropical fruit, balanced with high acid, and touch of vanilla. This wine is reminiscent of a white Burgundy.
Glinavos Paleokerisio, Ioannina, 2016
A unique orange wine, semi-sparkling and semi-dry. Produced from the indigenous white grape Debbina and a small percentage of the red grape Vlahiko. Honey colored, with complex aromas of apple, butter, and sweet spices. This wine is rich and refreshing.
Troupis Agiorgitiko Fteri, Mantinia, 2015
Made from the Agiorgitiko grape from the hills around the plain of Nemea, this red wine is dark red and has fragrances of gooseberry and pomegranate. It has velvety tannins and pairs well with braised meat and coq au vin.
Skouras Nemea St. George, Nemea, 2014
Made from 100% Agiorgitiko, this wine is bright cherry red. The nose reveals aromas of red berries, such as raspberries and ripe strawberries with a touch of aniseed and clove. It is medium bodied with balanced acidity and elegant tannins.
As usual, the wines are discounted tomorrow night only. See you there!
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