Quader de Cavra (limited availability)
This is essentially classic Lombardian Taleggio, but made with goat's milk. While the goat definitely adds a lovely tang and crisp edge to the otherwise familiar flavours of meaty, robust and earthy creaminess, the overall impression is surprisingly balanced. You will likely find yourself unable to stop chowing down on this cheese, but be quick, it's a rare find in the US and hard to get in!
Another rarity, this cheese is sourced from a tiny, tiny dairy in the Austrian Alps (near Bregenzerwald). Made from raw, fresh milk, the cows feed on the intensely green and succulent grasses that emerge after the spring thaw. If you're a lover of all things Alpine, you have to do yourself a treat and add this winner to your palate.
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H. Coturri & Sons Apple Hard Cider
Produced by the reputable makers of fine wines, the Coturris blend organic Gravenstein, Granny Smith and other Sonoman apple varieties into an elegantly dry, crisp and warming winter beverage in the tradition of French Basque cidres; rich and golden with a lovely caramel flavour that provides balance to the tangy fermented fruit.
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856 Cole Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
phone : (415) 665 5020
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