Ellsworth Creamery Cheddar Cheese Curds 16 oz
Displaced Wisconsinites and snack lovers across the nation have cause to rejoice: fresh from the vat cheddar cheese curds! Curd is tasty, and Ellsworth Creamery from the curd capital of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, knows how to do it right. This is the product of the first part of Cheddar making, before they are pressed together into blocks or wheels and aged to create the Cheddar we're all familiar with. Squeaky fresh, these mild, bite sized, pasteurized cow's milk morsels make for a great snack. Take a tip from the WI cheeseheads: fry them up and serve with beer.
Just the Facts
Lagers and KolschLager, Dunkel, Schwarz, Pilsner, Kolsch Ale
Lagers run the gamut from crisp, pale Pilsners to dark-malted Dunkels and Märzens. Flavors are typically approachable and mellow, a delicate balance of toasted bread, gentle sweetness, and mild hop bitterness for structure.
Pair with: Almost any firm, mild cheese like Tomme de Savoie or Landaff Creamery Landaff.
Pale Ales & IPAsHoppy Beers - Pale Ale, IPA, Amber, Red Ale
Hops, glorious hops! Think of hops as the seasoning for beer: they lend the bitter yin to balance malt’s sugary yang. In IPAs and other hoppy beers this humble flower takes center stage. Flavors range from grassy to grapefruit, earthy and dry to resinous pine, depending on which hop varietals are used.
Pair with: Cheeses with enough body to stand up to the bitterness, like clothbound cheddar or aged Gouda.
Pinot NoirLighter bodied and delicate. Old World style generally offers more funk, New World more fruit.
Old World Pinot: Flavors of fresh cherries and raspberry balanced by a barnyard funk and high minerality. Sometimes has floral aromas, reminiscent of rose petal.
Pair with: Almost anything! Works with funky Frenchies Epoisses and Langres, or mild natural rinds like Tomme de Savoie.