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Cheese! Something we’re usually pretty excited about. This one even more than usual.
We’ve been having a lot of fun offering an ever-changing selection of cheeses as a sort-of weekly sampler pack. But we’ve also been picking a single cheese to offer in larger quantity every few weeks. Currently featured is the perfect mid-winter cheese; Raclette.
Raclette de Savoie
There is truly no better time than January to talk about this amazing cheese – or to eat it! Raclette (the cheese) offers a rich heartiness and sustenance that is the ideal antidote for the dreary mid-winter months; Raclette (the dish of roasted or steamed vegetables, pickled vegetables, and ham with crusty bread) is a delicious, simple meal that doesn’t require a lot of forethought or energy to prepare. Superb served with a chilled glass of crisp alpine wine, or the gleaming-sleek but surprisingly powerful reds of the alps. And as winter turns into spring, Raclette is a great way to celebrate the first arrivals of new potatoes, spring onions, and lighter salad greens.
Raclette was first eaten as early as the 16th century by the people of the mountainous Canton Valais of Switzerland. The name Raclette is derived from the French verb “racler” – to scrape. Some say it began with cow herdsmen who brought the cheese when moving cows in mountain pastures; others say it was grape harvesters in the vineyards. Eventually they both had the sensibility to kick back in the evening, break out a wheel of what we know today as Raclette and prop it in front of a fire. The top layer of this semi firm paste would give way to the fires heat and move like lava, bubbling and oozing until scraped on to a piece of bread. Remarkably, the cheese under this layer stayed relatively unchanged and could be wrapped in a towel for use the next night or placed in front of the fire for another round. Shop Here
Here’s what we’re looking forward to filling our glasses with this monthSaké Adventure! $90 / 3-pack (Very limited availability)
Saké is delicious, but when served outside of a Japanese restaurant, saké can seem daunting. Let’s get back to the part about saké being delicious. It’s a food-friendly drink that plays well with a surprising variety of dishes and comes in a broad range of styles. Here’s a set of three very different sakés that we enjoy, each distinct, and each delicious
Junmai Gingo Sasa Nigori from Tamanohikari Brewery in Kinki – a dry and well-balanced, unfiltered sake. A serious, but immediately delicious cloudy white saké
Gin No Kurenai Junmai Sake from Amabuki Brewery in Kyushi – A rosé colored saké made from very-rare black-rice. Very pretty, fruity and elegant.
“Drunken Whale,” Tokubetsu Junmai from Suigei in Shikoku – Clean, pure, and pleasing, this is very good sake from a brewery founded in 1872
Chef’s Glass – February 2021 – “Vacation in the Alps” 6-pack