The Deli Dish

November 3, 2022

Meet the Maker: Sweet Grass Dairy

With over 30 national and international awards for their cheeses, Sweet Grass Dairy is leading the way for cheesemakers from the American South. Their commitment to quality milk from barn-free cows, grazing on fresh grass year-round in Thomasville, Georgia comes through in their range of cheeses from fresh fluffy spreads to aged piquant blues. In […]

October 6, 2022

Cheese 101

A delicious education on the world of cheese! Join our expert cheesemongers as they guide you through the seven major styles of cheese: Fresh, Soft-Ripened, Pressed Curd, Cooked Curd, Milled Curd, Gouda, and Blue. You’ll enjoy samples, learn the basics of how these cheeses are made, notes on their flavor profiles and useful tips for […]

September 29, 2022

Virtual Happy Hour: Hard Cider and Cheese

Fall is in the air and the cider apples are starting to ripen and show up at our farmer’s markets.  We love this time of year because we think hard cider is a great paring with cheese!  In this Virtual Happy Hour, our Deli Event Coordinator and resident Certified Cheese Professional Tessie Ives-Wilson has paired 2 cheeses with 3 […]

September 5, 2022

Introducing Deer Creek

  Deer Creek is one of our newest vendors on our counter at the Deli! Their collection of handmade artisan cheddars have an award-winning flavor and charming stories to go with them. Rather than cheesemakers or cheesemongers, Deer Creek prefers to call themselves “cheese hotrodders.” Their outside-the-box ideas and flavor blends truly put them in […]

August 31, 2022

Cider and Cheese: How to Pair!

How to pair cider and cheese from Deli Events Coordinator and American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, Tessie Ives-Wilson! Apples (and thus cider) and cheese have a long and illustrious history of being paired together. Because of the short season and relative novelty (historically speaking) of unfermented sweet cider, there aren’t as many historical pairings, […]

August 4, 2022

Virtual Happy Hour: Cocktails and Cheese

Grab your bar caddy and settle in for a Virtual Happy Hour!! We’ll mix 3 drinks to pair with our favorite summer cheeses.  Grab your favorite gin, vodka, and spiced rum*–we’ll provide the mixers, cheese and accompaniments. Cheers! Your host for the evening will be our Deli event coordinator and American Cheese Society Certified Cheese […]

July 13, 2022

Comté at the Deli

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Incredible Mountain Cheese from Eastern France Comté is one of France’s oldest cheeses and one of last strong bastions of traditional cheese making. A great Comté will be buttery, softly nutty, intensely excellent without going over any edge. All our Comté comes to us from Marcel Petit, the firm that’s been […]

July 8, 2022

Green Hill Cheese from Sweet Grass Dairy

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A taste of South Georgia showing out at the Deli One of the great things that food has brought to me over all these years is the multitude of wonderful relationships I have with generous and caring craftspeople. It’s been well over a decade since I first met Jessica and Jeremy […]

July 8, 2022

Gubbeen Cheese from the Ferguson Family

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A washed-rind cheese from the southwest of Ireland This lovely, washed-rind cheese has been tasting super terrific over the last few weeks, and the people behind it are all beautiful souls. Part of the reason that I’ve long been so enamored with Ireland is because the spirit of generosity is so […]

July 6, 2022

Valserena Parmigiano Reggiano

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Farmstead Parmigiano Reggiano from a 5th-generation family-run dairy, made from the milk of Sola Bruna cows Back in 1982 when we opened, it was hard to get our hands on Parmigiano Reggiano. Today, by contrast, you can probably find the classic “parmesan” of Italy in nearly every upscale grocery in the U.S. […]

July 6, 2022

Cheshire Cheese from Appleby’s Farmhouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The last traditional Cheshire maker in Britain It’s been nearly three decades now that we’ve been selling the Appleby family’s very fine farmhouse Cheshire cheese at the Deli. I first visited Abbey Farm at Hawkstone, where Lucy Appleby was making her now-famous raw milk traditional Cheshire, sometime in the late ’80s. […]

June 30, 2022

Virtual Happy Hour: Cheese and Beer

June brings us patio weather, perfect for summer sippin’ and snackin’!  Bring your laptop outside and tune in to our Virtual Happy Hour: Cheese and Beer – relax in the comfort of home AND taste some great beer and cheese pairings AND learn some new things.  Your tasting kit will have enough beer and cheese […]