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Margie's Cheese Bits

  • CheesePlate
    March 04, 2016

    Full Bloom

    perfecting the seasonal cheese plate Here at Martin’s, spring is one of our favorite times of the year for creating cheese spreads. Our Gourmet & Cheese Specialist Sarah Ponder suggested the best ingredients to create your own floral-inspired spring cheese plate. Top Spring Cheese Picks:   Bonne Bouche the flagship of Vermont Creamery’s signature geotrichum-rinded […]

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    December 31, 2015

    Baybee : A new American Cheese

    Inspired by the traditional English Huntsman Cheese, Bay Blue is first collaboration of it’s kind between two American Creameries, Beehive and Point Reyes. This seasonal cheese is layered with fudgy textured, sweet caramel flavored blue cheese sandwiched between layers of Promontory, a buttery creamy cheddar style cheese with fruity notes.  Bay Bee Cheese is available at all Martin Wine […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Tips for Cheese Pairing

    When our cheese experts begin creating one of their ambrosial cheese plates, they always start with the basics. 1. What are you drinking? Your beverage of choice is critical when choosing the types of cheeses to plate. For example, if you will be drinking a crisp white, sparkling wine or dry rosé you’ll want to […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Cheese? Please!

    Our Cheesemongers’ Guide to the Perfect Cheese Plate As you probably already know, there are a plethera of options available to you when compiling and perfecting a beautiful cheese plate. Try drizzles of balsamic vinegar, tapenades, and fresh crusty bread, or keep it simple with crackers. Our in-house Cheesemongers have created an easy-to-follow guide so […]

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  • April 06, 2015

    Entertaining with Cheese

      I entertain with cheese constantly. My house guests expect it and are always enthusiastic about what I serve. They basically go ape over it.  Why do I love cheese? Because it can be simple or complex depending on what I want to do and how much time I have. In its simplest form I unwrap […]

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  • April 06, 2015

    Brillat-Savarin

        A wheel of creamy delicious Brillat-Savarin flipped upside down with the base cut off and surrounded by a bed of fresh, ripe strawberries. Something about a buttery triple crème and juicy sweet berries is a combination that one doesn’t forget. Some of our customer purchase the whole wheel and have us wire cut the base off […]

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  • CheeseFeatured
    February 20, 2015

    Eat yourself Irish!

    Dubliners Irish Cheddar Milk: Cow • Texture: Hard & Sharp • Price: $4.07 1/4 lb It has a distinctive rounded flavor and a natural hint of sweetness. Aged for 12 months, it has elements of mature cheddar, sweet nutty tones of a Swiss and the piquant bite of aged Parmesan. For Pairing: New Belgium Portage Porter  […]

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