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Monday, October 30, 2006
This Week at Saxelby Cheesemongers
This week’s cheese update is dedicated to some cheeses that have been out of the shop for a while (due to personal obligations, book signing tours, Hawaiian vacations, you know, the usual…) We’ve managed to get them back to Saxelby Cheesemongers, and oh boy are we excited about it!
Bonnieview Farm Ben Nevis:
A delightful sheeps’ milk cheese from Vermont that tastes like crispy fresh cut grass mingled with toasted almonds and earth. An odd combination you say?! Well, alright, maybe it is. But one taste just might make a believer out of you.
Cato Corner Farm Bloomsday:
The rare and elusive Bloomsday… This cheese used to be made just once annually, on the anniversary of a day in the life of Leopold Bloom (from James Joyce’s Ulysses) but turned out to be so good, they had to make some more! Creamy and peanut-y and hearty to boot, this raw cows’ milk cheese is most probably what you’ve been craving.
Jasper Hill Farm Bartlett Blue:
It’s like Bayley Hazen’s fat drunk British cousin came rolling into town to show off his swagger. Dang this cheese is good! A Stilton-esque blue, Bartlett is rich and fruity with a viscous, thick, and creamy paste.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Goat Appreciation Week!
They’re cute. They’re affectionate. They’re mischevious. They smell goaty. Three cheers for the good old Capra hircus (ie goat)!
This week of goat love was spurned by our trip to Sprout Creek Farm last Saturday, where we were inundated with Alpines, Nubians, Toggenbergs... just about every kind of goat you can imagine! And thanks be to goats, they make some yummy cheese. Here are just a few examples of what we’ve got in the cheese case this week…
Twig Farm Goat Tomme:
A savory, grassy and earthy wheel of goat goodness from the cellars of Twig Farm. It has the taste of flowers and grasses compressed into melt-in-your-mouth cheese! If you haven’t yet tried Twig Farm’s cheeses, shame on you.
Beltane Farm Danse de la Lune:
A tiny mold-ripened goats’ milk cheese that packs a tangy punch along with each and every creamy bite. Like Van Morrison said, well it’s a marvelous night for a moon dance… in cheese format.
Lazy Lady Farm Les Pyramids:
Beautiful, fresh and elegant, with a delicate white rind that somehow contains the perfect amount of musky goat flavor. These little mold-ripened pyramids are begging to be carved up at your dinner table.
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Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Calling cheese lovers, cheese nerds and anyone else who's up for a field trip.
Saxelby Cheesemongers invite you to spend
A Day A-Whey
Saturday October 21st, 2006
See a real creamery in action!
Pick apples in the golden sunlight!
Enjoy a gourmet picnic surrounded by nature!
First, a trip to Sprout Creek Farm - an innovative farm and education center on over 200 acres. It currently produces artisinal cheeses, grass-fed meats and organic vegetables. We'll take a tour with its founder, Margo Morris, and see what it's like on a working, sustainable farm.
After the tour, lunchtime! Enjoy a bountiful, gourmet picnic lunch prepared by the farm's staff of gourmet chefs made with ingredients grown right on the farm.
Finally, we'll cavort over to Barton Orchard for apple picking and a few precious hours of sunshine.
The entire day is only $75 per person, all of which goes to Sprout Creek Farm's Educational program.
Starts and ends at Saxelby Cheesemongers
The lavish, lush, luxury coach departs at 8:30am, returning by 6pm.
For tickets and information, visit
Brought to you by Saxelby, Matthew Scott, Sprout Creek Farm and Barton Orchard