50 Pounds of Cheese, New Cookbooks, A Stunning Young Barolo and More!

Cheese cooler is FULL UP, y'all! Come down and get yourselves ready for the weekend! We have lots of new arrivals - here are just a few!  

  Espresso Bellavitano is a unique Cheddar-Parmesan inspired farmstead cow's cheese rubbed with fresh ground Italian roast espresso beans. The sweet, slightly smoky, roasted flavours of an espresso coffee complements the creamy and sweet BellaVitano. A Sartori-family original, this gourmet cheese is a celebrated gold medal winner at the 2017 World Cheese Awards. This artisan cheese tastes delicious with sweet pastries, nuts, bagels, chocolate and dried apricots.

 

Espresso Bellavitano is a unique Cheddar-Parmesan inspired farmstead cow's cheese rubbed with fresh ground Italian roast espresso beans. The sweet, slightly smoky, roasted flavours of an espresso coffee complements the creamy and sweet BellaVitano. A Sartori-family original, this gourmet cheese is a celebrated gold medal winner at the 2017 World Cheese Awards. This artisan cheese tastes delicious with sweet pastries, nuts, bagels, chocolate and dried apricots.

From the historic Wensleydale Creamery in England, this latest creation quickly made waves at the New York Fancy Food Show last summer. Creamy, buttery cheddar is perfectly blended with tangy, caramelized onions to produce a new English favorite. Totally addictive. 

From the historic Wensleydale Creamery in England, this latest creation quickly made waves at the New York Fancy Food Show last summer. Creamy, buttery cheddar is perfectly blended with tangy, caramelized onions to produce a new English favorite. Totally addictive. 

Young Beemster gets a peppery kick from hatch chiles in this cheese. These peppers vary in heat from subtle to fiery hot. Don’t be scared; this sweet and creamy cheese takes you close to the fire without getting burned. This is a great melting cheese, so add it to beans & rice, tacos, nachos and fajitas. You can also spice up a routine turkey sandwich or create a South western burger with a few slices of avocado. Beemster's production is located in Northern Holland, famous for its rich milk and fertile grazing land.

Young Beemster gets a peppery kick from hatch chiles in this cheese. These peppers vary in heat from subtle to fiery hot. Don’t be scared; this sweet and creamy cheese takes you close to the fire without getting burned. This is a great melting cheese, so add it to beans & rice, tacos, nachos and fajitas. You can also spice up a routine turkey sandwich or create a South western burger with a few slices of avocado.

Beemster's production is located in Northern Holland, famous for its rich milk and fertile grazing land.

Aged for a full five years, this Triple Aged Gouda is both intense and complex. Like a fine wine, maturity has been generous to this gouda, lending it nuances other cheeses only dream of. A beguiling array of flavors tease the taste buds and leave you wanting more of this very special item.

Aged for a full five years, this Triple Aged Gouda is both intense and complex. Like a fine wine, maturity has been generous to this gouda, lending it nuances other cheeses only dream of. A beguiling array of flavors tease the taste buds and leave you wanting more of this very special item.

 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalleto 2013 - $45.99 - 94 WE/94 JS/90 WS - Wild berry, aromatic herb, crushed blue flower and exotic spice aromas lead the way in this full-bodied wine. It delivers ripe but elegant Marasca cherry, cranberry, licorice and vanilla hints framed by taut, fine-grained tannins that lend structure and finesse.

 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalleto 2013 - $45.99 - 94 WE/94 JS/90 WS - Wild berry, aromatic herb, crushed blue flower and exotic spice aromas lead the way in this full-bodied wine. It delivers ripe but elegant Marasca cherry, cranberry, licorice and vanilla hints framed by taut, fine-grained tannins that lend structure and finesse.

Artadi Vinas de Laguardia, Rioja - $21.99 -   This new Village Series from acclaimed artisanal producer, Artadi,  insures that each wine, which bares the name of its origin, is a unique representation of village where the grapes are grown. They are wines of personality and character, and Artadi's new Vinas de Laguardia is the standard for fruit-forward wines with complex flavors and delicate tannins. Made with 100% Tempranillo Critical Acclaim 91 Wine Enthusiast  A dense, dark color and ripe and raisinated black fruit aromas welcome one into this multi-vineyard Rioja. On the palate, it's loaded with berry and vanilla flavors, its textured finish showing a hint of toast. 90 Wine Spectator  This tightly knit red shows good density, with plum, blackberry, cola and toast notes shadowed by firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Not giving much now, but has the stuffing to bloom.

Artadi Vinas de Laguardia, Rioja - $21.99 -  

This new Village Series from acclaimed artisanal producer, Artadi,  insures that each wine, which bares the name of its origin, is a unique representation of village where the grapes are grown. They are wines of personality and character, and Artadi's new Vinas de Laguardia is the standard for fruit-forward wines with complex flavors and delicate tannins. Made with 100% Tempranillo

Critical Acclaim

91 Wine Enthusiast 

A dense, dark color and ripe and raisinated black fruit aromas welcome one into this multi-vineyard Rioja. On the palate, it's loaded with berry and vanilla flavors, its textured finish showing a hint of toast.

90 Wine Spectator 

This tightly knit red shows good density, with plum, blackberry, cola and toast notes shadowed by firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Not giving much now, but has the stuffing to bloom.

2011 Taylor Fladgate LBV Port -  $28.99 The 2011 Late Bottled Vintage Port (bottled in October 2015) is a field blend aged for 58 months. It comes with a bar top cork and 106 grams per liter of residual sugar. Inky black, this highly extracted Port has sensual texture and an unctuous finish laced with delicious, primary fruit flavor. It's a rather sexy LBV this year, big, dense and mouth-coating. It has a fair bit of power, too. For an LBV to drink now, this is simply beautiful. It is not necessarily expected to go anywhere--it's made for drinking now--but it can certainly hold if you choose to do so, barring cork failures.

2011 Taylor Fladgate LBV Port -  $28.99

The 2011 Late Bottled Vintage Port (bottled in October 2015) is a field blend aged for 58 months. It comes with a bar top cork and 106 grams per liter of residual sugar. Inky black, this highly extracted Port has sensual texture and an unctuous finish laced with delicious, primary fruit flavor. It's a rather sexy LBV this year, big, dense and mouth-coating. It has a fair bit of power, too. For an LBV to drink now, this is simply beautiful. It is not necessarily expected to go anywhere--it's made for drinking now--but it can certainly hold if you choose to do so, barring cork failures.

NV Yalumba Museum Reserve Dessert Wine - $24.99 92 -The Wine Advocate The Non-Vintage Museum Reserve Muscat is medium amber with a superb bouquet of honey, ginger, candied apricots, and peach. Ripe, sweet, and hedonistic, it has a very long finish. 92 - Wine Enthusiast Yalumba's Muscat includes some lots from outside Rutherglen, but it's still an excellent example of fortified Muscat, featuring hints of caramelized cherries and a sweet, complex melange of caramel, toffee and chocolate balanced by citrusy freshness. 91 -Wine Spectator Sweet, bordering on syrupy, but nicely held in check by sufficient acidity, allowing the coffee, sassafras, vanilla and clotted cream flavors to glide effortlessly through the expressive finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported.

NV Yalumba Museum Reserve Dessert Wine - $24.99

92 -The Wine Advocate

The Non-Vintage Museum Reserve Muscat is medium amber with a superb bouquet of honey, ginger, candied apricots, and peach. Ripe, sweet, and hedonistic, it has a very long finish.

92 - Wine Enthusiast

Yalumba's Muscat includes some lots from outside Rutherglen, but it's still an excellent example of fortified Muscat, featuring hints of caramelized cherries and a sweet, complex melange of caramel, toffee and chocolate balanced by citrusy freshness.

91 -Wine Spectator

Sweet, bordering on syrupy, but nicely held in check by sufficient acidity, allowing the coffee, sassafras, vanilla and clotted cream flavors to glide effortlessly through the expressive finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported.

Fonseca LBV 2011 Port - $28.99 David Guimaraens blends this wine from Fonseca Vintage lots that do not make the final cut, along with wines initially designated for LBV. He bottles the wine unfined and unfiltered, intending it to be decanted. His 2011 is remarkable: It has the succulent fruit depths of the Fonseca style, and the intensity of a Vintage-level wine. You could quibble and say the tannins are not Vintage quality, with some rhubarb-like astringency, or the wine is too big and powerful for an LBV. But you’re not likely to find many LBVs with this full-on ripeness, extraordinary lusciousness and complex flavor length. - 94 points Wine & Spirits

Fonseca LBV 2011 Port - $28.99

David Guimaraens blends this wine from Fonseca Vintage lots that do not make the final cut, along with wines initially designated for LBV. He bottles the wine unfined and unfiltered, intending it to be decanted. His 2011 is remarkable: It has the succulent fruit depths of the Fonseca style, and the intensity of a Vintage-level wine. You could quibble and say the tannins are not Vintage quality, with some rhubarb-like astringency, or the wine is too big and powerful for an LBV. But you’re not likely to find many LBVs with this full-on ripeness, extraordinary lusciousness and complex flavor length. - 94 points Wine & Spirits

 “Thoroughly delicious… Comprised of 225 black-and-white photographs by Paul Child, the husband of Julia Child, taken during the couple's time in France beginning in 1948, this intimate photo album delivers mesmerizing visual addenda to Julia Child's memoir, My Life in France. Zeroing in on postwar Paris, the book covers the couple's early years in France and yields a unique perspective on postwar Europe as well as on the backstory of the woman whose name is synonymous with French cuisine in 20th-century America. The collection includes photos of Julia's days at the Cordon Bleu with fellow chefs, as well as snapshots of her at work amid pots and pans in the tiny kitchen of the couple's Paris apartment. In other photos, Paul plays with shadows and angles while shooting the streets of Paris or the fields of the French countryside. There are also the more everyday traveler's shots featuring a leggy Julia that illuminate the love story between the photographer and his muse.” - Publishers Weekly

 “Thoroughly delicious… Comprised of 225 black-and-white photographs by Paul Child, the husband of Julia Child, taken during the couple's time in France beginning in 1948, this intimate photo album delivers mesmerizing visual addenda to Julia Child's memoir, My Life in France. Zeroing in on postwar Paris, the book covers the couple's early years in France and yields a unique perspective on postwar Europe as well as on the backstory of the woman whose name is synonymous with French cuisine in 20th-century America. The collection includes photos of Julia's days at the Cordon Bleu with fellow chefs, as well as snapshots of her at work amid pots and pans in the tiny kitchen of the couple's Paris apartment. In other photos, Paul plays with shadows and angles while shooting the streets of Paris or the fields of the French countryside. There are also the more everyday traveler's shots featuring a leggy Julia that illuminate the love story between the photographer and his muse.”

- Publishers Weekly

The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails is full of tantalizing recipes, beautiful photographs, and wonderful stories of the people and places that helped cocktails flourish in the American South. . . . Though this book is filled with tempting recipes, it is the history of the South, and the stories about how various cocktails came to be, that make this book so fascinating and a pleasure to read. Information on prohibition dance caves, the association between the mint julep and the Antebellum South, or why New Orleans can be considered the center of Southern cocktail making fill the pages of this luscious book. ( ForeWord Reviews (starred))


The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails is full of tantalizing recipes, beautiful photographs, and wonderful stories of the people and places that helped cocktails flourish in the American South. . . . Though this book is filled with tempting recipes, it is the history of the South, and the stories about how various cocktails came to be, that make this book so fascinating and a pleasure to read. Information on prohibition dance caves, the association between the mint julep and the Antebellum South, or why New Orleans can be considered the center of Southern cocktail making fill the pages of this luscious book. ( ForeWord Reviews (starred))

 "[Acheson] makes a case for the tried-and-true Crock-Pot in The Chef and the Slow Cooker. Find rich bone broths and plenty of Southern-accented braises--plus Acheson's fun sketches."-- Food & Wine "Acheson presents some fresh twists on traditional slow cooker dishes (think braised pork shoulder with fennel and raisins), but where it really stands out from the pack is in showing home cooks how to use the appliances in unexpected ways, from making duck confit and ramen broth to poaching eggs and making preserves. " --Eater "[Acheson's] new slow cooker cookbook features plenty of just-fancy-enough recipes like Pot Roast with Charred Onion and Chickpea Salad, along with plenty of cheffy insight into the potential of the humble slow cooker." --Epicurious "Cheffed-up recipes for any time of day." --Tasting Table "If you’re still using your slow cooker only for retro favorites like chili and beef stew, Chef Acheson is here to rock your world. The master of Atlanta fine dining uses his culinary pedigree to totally rethink the old kitchen workhorse, without sacrificing any of the convenience."--PureWow "Acheson pushes Crock-Pot cookery to new heights, capitalizing on a reliable 'shortcut that doesn't sacrifice quality or taste' for convenience."-- Publishers Weekly Food52's Fall Cookbook Must-Haves The Kitchn's The New Cookbooks We're Most Excited About This Fall

 "[Acheson] makes a case for the tried-and-true Crock-Pot in The Chef and the Slow Cooker. Find rich bone broths and plenty of Southern-accented braises--plus Acheson's fun sketches."-- Food & Wine

"Acheson presents some fresh twists on traditional slow cooker dishes (think braised pork shoulder with fennel and raisins), but where it really stands out from the pack is in showing home cooks how to use the appliances in unexpected ways, from making duck confit and ramen broth to poaching eggs and making preserves. " --Eater

"[Acheson's] new slow cooker cookbook features plenty of just-fancy-enough recipes like Pot Roast with Charred Onion and Chickpea Salad, along with plenty of cheffy insight into the potential of the humble slow cooker." --Epicurious

"Cheffed-up recipes for any time of day." --Tasting Table

"If you’re still using your slow cooker only for retro favorites like chili and beef stew, Chef Acheson is here to rock your world. The master of Atlanta fine dining uses his culinary pedigree to totally rethink the old kitchen workhorse, without sacrificing any of the convenience."--PureWow "Acheson pushes Crock-Pot cookery to new heights, capitalizing on a reliable 'shortcut that doesn't sacrifice quality or taste' for convenience."-- Publishers Weekly

Food52's Fall Cookbook Must-Haves

The Kitchn's The New Cookbooks We're Most Excited About This Fall

Now, from the editors of Garden & Gun comes this illustrated encyclopedia covering age-old traditions and current culture. S Is for Southern contains nearly five hundred entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, with essays from notable Southern writers including:     •          Roy Blount, Jr., on humidity •          Frances Mayes on the magnolia •          Jessica B. Harris on field peas •          Rick Bragg on Harper Lee •          Jon Meacham on the Civil War •          Allison Glock on Dolly Parton •          Randall Kenan on Edna Lewis •          The Lee Brothers on boiled peanuts •          Jonathan Miles on Larry Brown •          Julia Reed on the Delta

Now, from the editors of Garden & Gun comes this illustrated encyclopedia covering age-old traditions and current culture. S Is for Southern contains nearly five hundred entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, with essays from notable Southern writers including:

 

 

•          Roy Blount, Jr., on humidity

•          Frances Mayes on the magnolia

•          Jessica B. Harris on field peas

•          Rick Bragg on Harper Lee

•          Jon Meacham on the Civil War

•          Allison Glock on Dolly Parton

•          Randall Kenan on Edna Lewis

•          The Lee Brothers on boiled peanuts

•          Jonathan Miles on Larry Brown

•          Julia Reed on the Delta

Kristian Denis