New York State Yellow Cheddar 6 months
New Yorkers love cheese, and this hunk of sharp, grassy goodness is a testament to the Empire State’s cheesy tradition. Crafted from the pasteurized cow's milk of family farms in upstate New York, our New York State Yellow Cheddar is chosen especially for its balance of sweet, milky umami and piquant, bright bite. Try it alongside a New York apple or nestled between two slices of white pullman bread for a classic grilled cheese. It’ll no doubt call for a drink, so be ready with a Brooklyn Brown Ale or a glass of Cabernet Franc from the Hudson Valley.
Just the Facts
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.
Porters and StoutsPorter, Stout, Imperial Stout
Welcome to the dark side of beer. Porters and Stouts are born of heavily roasted malted barley, which colors the beer and develops toasty flavors recalling chocolate, coffee, and chicory. Looks can be deceiving, though: dark doesn’t always mean strong. Porters and stouts can be incredibly light in body, or big boozy affairs that pour like syrup.
Pair with: A mild, creamy blue like Cambozola Black.
Sauvignon BlancTypically bright and lemony, with clean citrus flavors. Can also have grassy and vegetal aromas (think green bell pepper).