The Cheese Shop is all about personal contact and service, and a commitment to small-scale, artisanal products sourced locally and from around the world. In that vein, one cannot get more small-scale, personal-contact-driven than this! Premium European Wines is a local husband/wife team (Paul and Oxana Knutrud) who, in their words: “…not only know our wines but we know our winemakers. We only import wines from wineries where we know the owners and winemakers personally. Each of our represented vineyards are family owned and our wines are either estate bottled or the wine was made from grapes controlled by the winery…” Join them here for a trip around the world and back again, through wine!
In the frenetically-paced days before Thanksgiving, stop in at The Cheese Shop and taste spectacular wines selected to accompany your feast. Join Sheri from Humboldt Imports to experience some spectacular red, white and sparkling wines from renowned Australian producer Schild, as well as a perfectly-balanced rose from (of all places) Uruguay!
Hardwick Winery has been producing wine in Hardwick, Mass. on the banks of the Quabbin Reservoir for more than 14 years. Experience locally-made wines from estate-grown grape varietals, including the award-winning “Massets. Cranberry”: wine blended with local cranberries – excellent for Thanksgiving!
We welcome Italian Wine Traders in for the second time in less than a month! Take an oenological tour through Italy with one our stellar small, independent importer/distributors – Italian Wine Traders! 12:00 (noon)-5:30pm. See you there!
*Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 9th by 4:00PM*
FIRST COURSE: Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
ENTREE: Beef Bourguignon with Carrots, Pearl Onions & Mushrooms
DESSERT: New England Cheese Plate
WINE PAIRING: 2015 Pinot Noir “Bellule”, JP Bourgeois-Lefgroup, France
Come down to the Shop beginning at 1:00pm, and Monica A. from Wine-Cask Imports will guide you through an oenological tour of the top wine-growing regions of California, Oregon and Spain! Delicious red and white wines sure to please (and go well with your holiday feasting!).
*Orders for this week can be placed by Thursday, 11/3 by 4:00PM*
FIRST COURSE: Shaved Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon, Pecorino,
Almonds & Cranberries with Apple Sherry Dressing
ENTREE: Roast Hubbard Squash & Ricotta Lasagna with Sage & Béchamel
DESSERT: Apple Crisp with Spiced Crème Fraiche
WINE PAIRING: 2014 Grillo, Aziende Vitvinicola Tonnino, Italy
$80 (serves two people)
We’ve got a two-fer! Cafe Europa will be in, starting at 2:00pm, showing delicious wines from U.S., New Zealand and Spain. Additionally, we’ve got Springfield, Mass-based Artifact Cider in, starting at 3:00pm, with their outstanding array of locally-sourced and -made hard cider! Come on down and taste!