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So Happy Together: Hard Apple Cider = Easy Cheese Pairing

In Curd on the Street On July 28, 2014 0 Comments

  by Jenn Smith   Cider works well as a companion to cheese for a number of reasons – the acidity that comes from tart, juicy cider apples cuts through the inherent richness and saltiness of cheese, the carbonation scours the palate of butterfat, letting you take another bite, and the flavors of cider – terroir-driven, sometimes earthy, usually fruity – complement the flavor profiles of many cheeses. While we were up at the Vermont Cheese Festival I made a point of seeking out the local cider makers – when you are slinging cheese on a hot day as I was, cider is a refreshing choice for an adult beverage – it’s average alcohol by volume (ABV) is generally lower than wine or even most beers so, less tipsy-making. And what better way to celebrate the bounty of New England then by drinking an agricultural product made by locals from local fruit!   I was particularly impressed with the ciders coming out of Whetstone Ciderworks. They are bright, rustic, and reflect the complex deliciousness of the heirloom apples that the cider makers source from orchards around their family farm. They have a couple of different expressions, but I was particularly ... Read More

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Take a Peek: Ayers Brook Goat Dairy

In Curd on the Street On July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Becky Nawrocki Ayers Brook Goat Dairy opened the barn doors to their state-of-the-art milking facility to give us an inside peek.  These lovely ladies have been specially… Read More

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Vertical Pairings at the Vermont Cheesemaker Festival

In Cheese 101, Curd on the Street, Events, Staff Picks On July 23, 2014 0 Comments

Vertical Pairings at the Vermont Cheesemaker Festival By Caitlin Bower   Vertical tasting explores the history of a cheese: how it starts (as milk, as curd, as a fresh cheese, as… Read More

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The Dark Side of the Bloom: Cabot Clothbound Under Black Light

In Curd on the Street On July 21, 2014 0 Comments

By Jenn Smith   Where trippy overlaps with educational in the Venn diagram: looking at Cabot Clothbound under black light at the Cellars at Jasper Hill, getting a… Read More