This Friday marks one of the most divisive holidays that we celebrate in America. For some, Valentine’s Day is a chance to celebrate love and a great excuse to get fancy, while for others February 14th is one of the most dreaded days of the year. But whether you love or hate today, we hope you use it as an excuse to get together with a significant other or a group of friends and treat yourself!
And what better way to treat yourself than with a nice bottle of wine (or beer or port) and a delicious hunk of cheese? If you’re looking for the perfect treat for yourself or your friends or that special someone, drop by The Wine Source to pick up one of these edible gifts.
Toma della Rocca
This Northern Italian cheese is a blend of goat, cow and sheep’s milk. Luscious creaminess underneath its delicate rind mixes seamlessly with its ever so slightly chalky interior. Subtly complex with a milky floral finish. Perfect paired with a nice bottle of sparkling wine.
The definition of decadence- this small goat cheese round is topped with black truffle. Its light moist texture is reminiscent of spongecake, and the tanginess of the goat cheese balances perfectly with the earthiness of the truffles. Delicious to eat and beautiful on any cheese plate!
Colston Bassett Stilton
Long a treasured favorite of The Wine Source cheesemongers, this English cow’s blue is balanced perfection. Butter crumbly and sweet with slight earthy notes, this is an excellent go-to for a dessert. Its classic pairing is with Port, but it works just as well with a sweet sparkling wine or after dinner coffee.
This Swiss mountain cheese can be a revelation for those who have never tasted it. Made exclusively in the summer and always over log fires, this raw cow’s milk cheese is fruity, nutty and intense with a distinct smoky flavor. Excellent on its own, it is also a good melting cheese. Be sure to use a little in your Valentine’s Day fondue!