Hofkaserei Kraus’ Alex
Alex is named after the Alex train system (formerly known as the Allgäu Express) that connects the countryside of Southern Germany to Munich.
Cheesemaker Albert Kraus uses milk from his brother & neighbor’s herd of traditional Brown Swiss cows to make Alex, a semi-soft table cheese that embodies the landscape of the Allgäu in Southern Germany. Using exclusively hay milk from these two herds, Albert creates a cooked curd, pressed cheese that’s washed in local herbs at five months, imparting rich aromas to the rind and deepening the complexity of the paste. Nutty and delicious with notes of cocoa nib. Raw milk, aged 7 months.
Please come by the shop and have a taste!
Cheese Bar Pizza Night Continues!
Every Wednesday evening throughout the Spring and Summer we will be serving Sicilian-style pizza starting at 5pm. Each week we will be featuring two pizzas, one meat and one vegetarian, using seasonal ingredients and of course, delicious cheese!
Loop de Loop Tasting, Thursday, May 11th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Please join us tomorrow evening for an opportunity to taste the beautiful wines from Loop de Loop.
Loop de Loop is a project created by the lovely Julia Bailey in an effort to put into practice what she has learned, and continues to learn from working in Oregon’s wine industry. Matt Berson of Love and Squalor has been her mentor over the last 5 years and directly oversaw and helped in the creation of these wines. Loop de Loop wines use only indigenous yeast and undergo no manipulation, with minimal intervention of any sort. The effort here is to showcase the fruit and the place from where it comes.
Here is what Julia will be pouring:
- 2015 Loop de Loop Riesling
Only three barrels of this indigenous yeast fermentation dry Riesling were made. That’s just 65 cases! The grapes are sourced from Sunnyside Vineyard which is L.I.V.E. certified. Vines were planted in 1971 and is still on the original root stalk. By Oregon standards, these are some pretty old vines!
- 2015 Loop de Loop Pinot Noir
Old vines planted in 1971. 100% Pommard clone Pinot Noir from a marginal vineyard site that worked out extremely well in 2012. It created a much lighter bodied and balanced Pinot, compared to many of the overly ripe jammy, juicy, pinots made in this vintage. There were only four barrels of this wine made, in neutral oak with indigenous yeast fermentation and minimal intervention.
As usual the tasting is complimentary and the wines are discounted tomorrow night only. See you there!
31 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215