Super Bowl Party Platters
Have you been looking for an excuse to order an Eastern District party platter? How about Super Bowl Sunday? Order ahead and we’ll customize a cheese tray just for you.
If you’re a Giants fan, we can put together a selection of New York state cheeses including some of these (pictured above):
- NYC’s own fresh and lemony Salvatore Ricotta
- Creamy, savory Nettle Meadow Kunik
- Nutty, smoky Frere Fumant from 3-Corner Field Farm
- Rustic, sharp Sprout Creek Madeline
- Spicy, sweet Ewe’s Blue from Old Chatham Sheepherding Company
For Patriots fans, we can compile some of the greatest hits of New England cheesemaking:
- Springy, mild, fresh mozzarella from Rhode Island’s Narragansett Creamery
- Sweet, gooey, woodsy Harbison from Vermont’s Jasper Hill Farm
- New Hampshire’s tangy, slightly sharp Landaff from Landaff Creamery
- Consider Bardwell’s hearty, beefy Rupert, from Vermont
- Westfield Classic Blue Log, a goat cheese touched with blue, from Massachusetts
Better yet, let us put together a combination of New York and New England cheeses and you can choose the champs yourself!
Party platters cost $6 per person and can include bread, crackers, meats, olives, or other tasty accompaniments. We can deliver within Greenpoint. Orders require a minimum of 5 people and a lead time of two days. Place your order in person or via 718-349-1432 or email@example.com.
Some very special beers have arrived recently….
Hitachino Nest 3 Days is one of the very rare happy accidents that occurred in the midst of last year’s Japanese earthquake. When the quake hit, the brewers needed to abandon a batch of witbier in mid-production. When they were able to return 3 days later, the beer had fermented naturally via the wild yeasts in the brewhouse, yielding a unique, funky farmhouse flavor. Only 8000 bottles of this brew exist.
Professor Fritz Briem Piwo Grodziskie combines two of our favorite beer flavors, smoke and sour, into one amazingly harmonious package. The wheat and barley ale is made from a historical recipe originating in the Polish/Prussian border regions.
Green Flash has created a Belgian-style version of their famous IPA and named it Rayon Vert. It tastes Belgian, and it has that hopped up IPA flavor, but it’s also somehow more than the sum of those two parts. A must-try.
Another innovative recipe from Stillwater, Premium “post-prohibition” style ale is brewed with Pilsner malt, corn and rice, a fermented with farmhouse ale yeast and the zesty brett yeast. Super drinkable and a creative take on an old familiar style.
Rochefort ales are centuries-old Belgian classics, but they’re new to our shelves this week. Brewed at the Trappist Abbey of St-Remy, the three different ales are all strong, full-bodied and complex.
We’re trying out a few different goat’s milk cheeses this month:
Redwood Hill Farm Goat Milk Cheddar is a smooth, snackable cheddar with a touch of goat tanginess complementing the characteristic sharpness. It hails from a 53-year old, family-run dairy in Sonoma County.
Also from Redwood Hill, Camellia is a camembert-style goat cheese, buttery, creamy and mild. It’s perfect for a cheese plate with apples or pears.
The psychedelic beauty pictured above is Capriole’s Wabash Cannonball, named after the river in Indiana. This dense, creamy nugget is rolled in vegetable ash and very lightly aged for a milky, slightly citrusy and musty flavor.
However you’re spending these wintery weekends, we hope you’re having fun and eating and drinking well!