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morbier cheese

Photo: Morbier—France; the flavor of nuts and fruit

 

An Eclectic Mix

An eclectic exploration that includes a unique "blue"-rinded American chevre, a venerable English classic, and a delectable French favorite.

The Cheeses
The Accompaniments

Slices of ripe Comice pear and crisp, spicy macoun apple; toasted black walnuts and pecans; crusty, whole grain bread

The Wine
 

A Taste of Italy

Here is a taste of the Italian cheese-making tradition, from the south to the north.

The Cheeses
The Accompaniments

Thick-cut slices of Italian sopressata; roasted sweet red peppers; as assorted olives; mostarda de Cremona; thick slices of Tuscan-style bread.

The Wine
 

Spanish Favorites

An introduction to Spain's reigning cheeses.

The Cheeses
The Accompaniments

The slices of chorizo; thin-sliced smoked or serrano ham; dried or fresh figs; toasted almonds; marinated olives with lemon zest and garlic; walnut bread.

The Wine
 

A French Selection

A triumvirate of regional French classics.

The Cheeses
The Accompaniments

Sweet peppers, radishes, and celery stalks; lightly steamed green beans; rustic farmhouse-style bread with unsalted butter.

The Wine
 

Real American Cheese

A flight of America's foremost artisanal cheeses.

The Cheeses
The Accompaniments

Medjool dates; honeydew melon wedges; paper-thin slices of domestic or Italian prosciutto; chutney crusty sourdough bread.

The Wine
 

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