Uplands Cheese Company Rush Creek Reserve 12 oz
The highly regarded Uplands Cheese Company is behind this spoonable, once-a-year selection. Rush Creek Reserve relies on the transition of the herd’s diet—when the cows move from grazing on verdant summer pastures to hay. The result is a richer milk, perfect for this custardy creation. Each round is wrapped in spruce bark, imbuing the paste with woodsy notes. Hints of bacon and smoke make it a good match for cured meat like Murray’s Genoa Salami.
*Please note: Rush Creek Reserve’s rind naturally has a mottled mix of white, blue, and green cheese molds. They’re part of the rind’s natural aging process and help soften the interior paste to its custard-like perfection.
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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.
RieslingThis food-friendly wine ranges from super sweet to quite dry. Acidity, minerality, and aromas of tropical fruit are almost always present.
Dry: Characterized by bracing acidity and stark minerality. Tropical fruit on the nose, stunningly balanced flavor overall.
Pair with: This versatile wine works equally well with a fresh chevre (bringing out acidity) as it does a stinker like Willoughby (playing up the sweet/salty contrast).
Sweet: The other end of the spectrum offers a cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and tropical fruit dominate, along with floral, perfumed accents.
Pair with: With something this strong it’s best to contrast the sweetness with something funky or salty: A pungent washed rind like Grayson or a punchy blue like Bleu du Bocage.
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