Massachusetts Cheese/Cider Pairings


Submitted by Enthusiast Member Beth Falk

I’m a firm believer that there’s no right or wrong in food and wine pairings – if you like a combination, then it’s a good one. But there are a few iconic pairs whose reputation for universal appeal is well-deserved, and make it clear, for example, why all those old English gentlemen insisted upon having port and walnuts with their Stilton. The right hard cider/cheese pairing can create the same kind of “aha” moment for a food lover. Read More …

Herdsman Pless Potato Casserole

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This simple, hearty dish, created by Artisan Member Sue Rubel of Nobscot Artisan Cheese, was designed to highlight her Alpine-style Herdsman Pless. While Sue no longer sells her beautiful cheeses, there are plenty of great cheeses made in Massachusetts that would work here. Try something like Herdsman from Chase Hill Farm, Appleton Farms’ Alpine, Maggie’s Round from Cricket Creek or Prescott from Robinson Farm. Read More …