Shepherd's Way Farm Big Woods Blue
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The creamy nature of sheep’s milk is front and center in this rindless blue. Some blue cheeses like to hit you over the head with the spicy notes that come from the bluing process; Big Woods is far more subtle, with the focus placed more on the milk quality. It’s a blue cheese that will satisfy a blue skeptic. But it will also win over legitimate blue cheese lovers; in fact, it already has—Big Woods Blue has earned honors at ACS on multiple occasions.
Just the Facts
ChiantiChianti is named for a region in Italy, and is actually made from a blend of grapes (mostly Sangiovese). This dry, medium-bodied wine has a distinct herbal quality (think rosemary and oregano) with flavors of dried plums and cherries.
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.
Pinot GrigioA lighter, crisper white wine. Tends to be refreshing and fruity, with aromas of stone fruit, peach, quince, and lemon.