What bettter way to celebrate American cheeses than to pair them with American charcuterie?! Here’s some matches made in heaven for you to try.
Flagship Reserve & Tamworth Prosciutto
Flagship Reserve is a cloth-bound cheddar cheese from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Seattle. This cheese is made only on the days when the milk composition is perfect for such a cheese. Nutty with just the right amount of acidity and a long finish, Flagship Reserve pairs perfectly with La Quercia’s Tamworth Prosciutto. This domestic Prosciutto is made in Iowa from pigs that are at least 75% Tamworth breed. Like the Flagship Reserve, the Tamworth is nutty with a touch of sweetness. Both the cheese and the meat are flavorful but not overbearing, and the buttery texture of the Tamworth pairs well with the dense, crunchy texture of the cheese. Be careful though- this pairing can become quite addictive!