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When an occasion calls for luxury in abundance, this commanding collection offers a royal delicatessen's worth of imported goods.
An unparalleled collection of charcuterie, imported French cheeses and gourmet pairings, both savory and sweet, served in a large tailored isothermic cooler. When the occasion calls for luxury in abundance, this commanding collection offers a royal delicatessen's worth of imported fare.
Included in this Gift
- Spanish Iberico Ham, Monte Chevre Truffle Goat Cheese.
- Stuffed Olives, Marcona Almonds, Barrel Aged Balsamic.
- Blood Orange Olive Oil, White Truffle Oil, Toscano Salami.
- Roasted Glazed Figs, Dipped Chocolate Oranges, and more.
Each gourmet item is carefully assembled inside this isothermic cooler to safeguard the shipping process. A free card is included with your personal message or greeting, as well as complimentary scissors so your recipient can easily open their gift.
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Measures 9" x 11" x 10".Gift #18049
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Cantalet DoreA rich, earthy, and sharp cow's milk cheese from Auvergne, France. 6.5 oz
MontChevre Truffle LogCreamy goat's milk cheese flecked with savory truffles. 4 oz
Barrel Aged Balsamic VinegarVelvety balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy that has been slowly aged for up to 18 years to achieve the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness. 8.45 oz
Blood Orange Olive OilOrganic Morro blood oranges are stone-pressed with California olives to create this vibrant oil for drizzling, marinating, and seasoning. 8.5 oz
Fanciful FruitsChoice dried fruit picked from California's fertile valleys. Includes apricots, plums, and more. A wholesome, delicious snack from Torn Ranch. 8 oz.
Le Grand TrufflesFour elegant truffles: cappuccino, raspberry, milk chocolate, and grand marnier. 3 oz
Orange Blossom HoneyFrom Savannah Bee Company, this all-natural, Florida-grown honey explodes with floral and citrus flavors. 3 oz
Strawberry Pome FraisAll natural, classic gel candies sanded in fine sugar, from Torn Ranch. Four piece box. 2 oz
White Truffle OilPressed grapeseed oil infused with the essence of white truffle, for adding an umami presence to sautes, salads, and fresh baked bread. 3.4 oz
Petit BasqueAn approachable sheep's milk cheese with succulent notes of caramel and stone fruit. 5.5 oz
La Cigogne Elderflower TommeA creamy Alsatian cheese laced with fragrant elderflower blossoms. 7.5 oz
Olli Spiced SalamiSlow cured Olli salami crafted from heritage breed hogs and aromatic spices. 6 oz
Belgian Chocolate PearPremium Belgian hollow Milk Chocolate in the shape of a pear, foil wrapped and decorated with a whimsical leaf.
Chocolate Dipped Orange SlicesGlazed navel orange slices are partially dipped in dark chocolate for a striking look and unique flavor. 2 oz
Jamon Iberico de BellotaWidely considered to be the world's finest ham, Jamon Iberico de Bellota originates from free-range hogs that roam the oak forests of Western Spain feeding on acorns. The end result is a wonderfully marbled, nutty meat unlike any other. 2 oz
Maille Dijon Originale MustardCreamy texture, perfectly spiced taste, and smooth finish -- the Grand Champion at the 19th Annual World-Wide Mustard Competition. 7.3 oz
Silva Red Pepper Stuffed OlivesHand-stuffed olives from the South of Spain are plump with natural red peppers. 13 oz
Stuffed PeppersSweet hot peppers filled with Austrian cream cheese in savory herb-splashed oil. 8.8 oz
Zoe's Uncured SalamiGarlic, pepper, and cream sherry wine come together in this natural uncured salami with no added nitrates. 8 oz
Sometimes described as the French cousin of English Farmhouse Cheddar, Cantalet is a semi-hard cow's milk cheese that displays fresh buttery flavors when young then deepens into a sharp, earthy expression of its native Auvergne region as it matures. The paste is dense, rich, and creamy with a slight crumble that increases with age, while the rustic rind brings to mind the long history of the style, dating back 2,000 years to the time of the Gauls and coming to prominence at the table of Louis XIV. This is truly a heritage cheese worth savoring.
Cantalet Dore complements a vast variety of reds, but for an off-the-path experience open a bottle of gold-toned Gewurztraminer and enjoy the interplay of sweet, aromatic wine with the umami-edged Cantalet.
La Cigogne Elderflower Tomme
La Cigogne (translation: "The Stork") is a unique semi-hard cow's milk tomme seemingly plucked straight from one of the pastoral meadows of its native Alsace. Sunny and lean like a traditional tomme, yet surprisingly creamy, La Cigogne lingers on the palate with delicate milk and a light vanilla sweetness. There is also -- quite literally -- a bouquet of floral notes to be discerned in the ivory-toned paste as the cheese is infused with the lacy elderflower blossoms that can be seen blooming on the hills of Alsace every spring. Four months of aging seasons the cheese and integrates the flavor of the blossoms beautifully.
Restrain La Cigogne with a dry Alsatian Riesling -- try Heimbourg or Clos Windsbuhl -- or bring its vanilla and honey spice to the forefront with an unfiltered farmhouse ale.
MontChevre Truffle Log
Creamy, unctuous, and bracingly tart with capric acid, goat's milk cheese is truly a force to be reckoned with. Artisan maker MontChevre has perfected a balanced, approachable example of the style. Their milk is collected from local herds then slowly drained and folded for a smooth cheese with real depth. Here they've added another layer to their usual flavor profile; this tender cheese is flecked with truffle shavings, infusing it with an indelible umami presence and creating a savory, rich take on chevre.
When it comes to matching goat's milk, there really is no substitute for a good Sancerre; the sprightly acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc grape cleanses and preps the palate for another bite without overpowering the tartness of the cheese. Go for a bottle of Lucien Crochet or Gerard Boulay.
Though it may share a herringbone-patterned rind and an area of origin with the better known Manchego, Petit Basque is a sheep's milk beauty entirely its own. Succulent and creamy with a smooth, inviting paste, Petit Basque is less gamey and more approachable than many of its more "sheepy" brethren. Which is not to say it's simple; roasted nuts, stone fruit, and a subtle note of caramelized creme brulee shell all offer themselves to the attentive palate in a robust slice of this refreshingly young cheese from the Pyrenees.
Match an agreeable wedge of Petit Basque with an equally generous bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau for an exuberant and immediate fruit forward pairing, perfect for an early evening cheese course or a late summer picnic.
Imperial Cured Meat and Cheese Collection has been purchased most frequently by our customers for the following occasions:
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ChristyMission accomplished!November 29, 2014
My client received this gift basket from me! Her comments were. "Are you for real? The gift is absolutely unreal! I cannot wait to enjoy this amazing collection."
I think that the gift basket did exactly what it was intended to do. Show gratitude and delight my client. Mission accomplished!