Three Months of Artisanal Cheese
Each month, Petrossian offers a collection of three of the world's finest gourmet cheeses. The selection changes at the end of the month, so make sure to check back often to see our latest trio. The total price for cheese and three deliveries is $325.
July's Cheese of the Month Collection includes:
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For centuries, a staple in the diet of the captivating Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, Halloumi has now gone beyond these borders to be loved worldwide. Combining the texture of mozzarella with the briny moisture of feta, Halloumi is easily one of the world's most versatile cheeses. Instead of melting when cooked, Halloumi browns beautifully, especially when grilled. Alternatively, this lively sheep's milk cheese can be served fresh in a salad or sandwich.
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.
Jersey Girl was given the honor of being selected for the cheese course at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Luncheon. Bob Sweitzer and Sharon Tomaselli are both scientists, and former paper makers turned cheese makers in Upstate New York. Their Jersey Girl is unique in that it uses a recipe typically reserved for commodity block cheeses. However, when made with a commitment to raw, grass-fed cow’s milk and then nurtured with a natural cave-aged rind- let’s just say this cheese will change any prejudice you might have against “boring” Colby Jack. Jersey Girl, from Cooperstown Cheese Company is a raw cow’s milk Colby made with milk from Autumn Valley Farm in Worcester, NY is mild and creamy. Autumn Valley is entirely grass fed so the earthiness of the cow’s milk is reflected in the deep yellow hue and rich hearty flavor of the cheese. Since the flavor of the cheese is so dependent on the availability of grass in the fields, the cheese is made in the Spring and Summer months, so it is not always available all year long. This Colby cheese will pair well with a sweet Riesling white wine or apple or pear cider.
Chaource has a rich creamy flavor with subtle mushroomy hints. It is soft and creamy in texture and perfect to serve alongside Champagne.
If Champagne does not do it for you, pair with white wines of the Loire like Pouilly Fumé and even wheat beers.
Note: There will be additional shipping charges to gift programs sent to Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.