Italian Wine Tasting
Thursday, February 7th from 5:30 to 7:30
Susan Navarre of Corridor 5
This week’s wine tasting will be featuring a selection of Italian wines from Piedmont and Tuscany. The tasting will include two lovely white wines: Villa Sparina’s Gavi made from Piedmonte’s Cortese grape and Piemonte Bianco from Tenute Sella, a dry, elegant Riesling made in the province of Biella. Susan will also be pouring two red wines Thursday evening, a 2016 Chianti Superiore DOCG made from a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot from Le Due Arbie and a Barbera del Monferrato from Villa Sparina.
We hope you can join us!
Cascadia Creamery’s Sawtooth
Cascadia Creamery is located at the base of Mount Adams, in Troutlake, Washington. Founders, Marci Ebeling and John Shuman, are dedicated to creating sustainable, organic, raw milk cheeses that honor the local landscape surrounding Cascadia Creamery. The artisan creamery sources their milk from a neighboring farm that milks only heritage Jersey, Dutch-Belted, and Friesian cows. All their cheeses are aged for a minimum of 60 days in ancient lava tube caves. The natural caves provide ideal temperatures, humidity and airflow for aging cheese.
Cascadia Creamery makes a number of cheeses, including, Sleeping Beauty, Cloud Cap, Sawtooth, and Glacier Blue. We are particularly excited about their washed rind cheese, Sawtooth right now. Named after the nearby Sawtooth Huckleberry Fields, this a raw milk cheese is washed with a simple salt brine, giving it its pale orange rind. The wheels we have been receiving have been delightfully plump with a tacky straw-yellow paste. Sawtooth is a well-balanced cheese, showing notes of cream, fresh grass, and delicately fruity funk.
Wednesday Evenings 6pm to 8pm
Brrr! It’s cold out there! What better way to warm up than with a plate of hot melty cheese. Raclette Night is Wednesday evenings from 6-8 (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!
CHEESE BEER WINE CIDER:
A Field Guide to 75 Perfect Pairings
By Steve Jones & Adam Lindsley
We are extremely proud and excited to announce the upcoming release of Steve Jones & Adam Lindsley’s new book, CHEESE BEER WINE CIDER: A Field Guide to 75 Perfect Pairings. As the title suggests, it’s all about taking a great cheese and finding the very best beer, cider, or wine to drink with it. You may be surprised by the results! Along the way, you’ll learn about goats, cheese crystals, cider apples, and a smattering of other fun topics related to the stuff you’ll be eating. Steve and Adam spent the last three years eating gobs of cheese and drinking gallons of alcohol (“research,” you see) to ensure only the very best pairings make it to your cheese plates.
Their new book will be released March 19, 2019! It is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Just follow this LINK to order a copy of your book now!
Oregon Cheese Festival
The Oregon Cheese Festival takes place every March at Rogue Creamery in Central Point. This year the festival will be taking place March 16th and 17th. The festival is a farmer’s market style event celebrating cheese and all the wonderful things that go with it. This year Steve Jones will be teaching a cheese pairing class that features his new book, Cheese Beer Wine Cider. Get your tickets now!
6031 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215