New Italian Cheeses & Wines!

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We just got a few new Italian cheeses and wines, and they are unique and delicious!

The Cheeses:

Taleggio di Montagna is a pungent washed-rind cow’s milk cheese, name after Italy’s Val Taleggio, the Alpine valley where the cheese is made. This version is imported by Corsican Cellars, and it is the best Taleggio we have ever tried!

Asiago Stravecchio (“very old”, in Italian), is a raw cow’s milk cheese. Aged over one & a half  years in Veneto, Italy, this DOP Asiago is very firm and grainy, with a bold, spicy taste. A classic pasta cheese, it is also great on an antipasti platter with tapenade & meats.

The Wines:

Felsina I Sistri is a 2012 Chardonnay made in Tuscany. It is deep yellow in color, with a ripe-fruit nose, a blend of tropical fruit and vanilla, and appealing notes of spice. Elegant structure and superb finish. Pairs well with Taleggio di Montagna and our house made Hazelnut Gianduja.

Passimento, by Famiglia Pasqua, is a 2011 red blend, with 40% Merlot, 30% Corvina, and 30% Croatina. The Merlot grapes are air dried before fermentation, resulting in a full, juicy wine with ripe, dark berry, black cherry and brown sugar notes. Pairs wonderfully with Asiago Stravecchio or Gorgonzola Piccante.

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