We often recommend Stella Vallis Tomme, from NY’s Amazing Real Live Food Co, when people ask for “just something to snack on.” It’s an ideal snack cheese, made from raw cow’s milk: firm, sharp, salty, earthy and nutty.
We’ve found that it pairs wonderfully with all porters, but especially Stovepipe Porter from Otter Creek Brewing in Vermont. It’s a dark beer with roasty coffee flavors, but it’s a little more dry and not as heavy or alcoholic as many porters.
Tasted together, the beer and cheese produce a rich, smoky, meaty flavor – somewhat like bacon or even hot dogs!
This is definitely an example of a pairing that is more than the sum of its parts.
Buy both Stella Vallis Tomme and Stovepipe Porter together this week, and get 10% off!