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A cheese tasting experience unlike any other: Cantalet Dore, Petit Basque, Sottocenere, and Comte Extra are paired with quince paste, orange blossom honey, and more, presented in a tailored isothermic cooler.
Included in this Gift
- Artisan Cheeses: Cantelet, Petit Basque, Sotocenere and more.
- Quince Pate, Marcona Almonds, Barrel Aged Balsamic.
- Orange Blossom Honey, Petit Toasts, Cherry Almond Compote.
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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Your gift will leave a lasting impression as they continue to use and enjoy this elegantly tailored isothermic cooler, perfect for day trips, picnics or an afternoon at the beach.
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Measures 9" x 10" x 11".Gift #18704
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Cantalet DoreA rich, earthy, and sharp cow's milk cheese from Auvergne, France. 6.5 oz
34 Degree Crispbread CrackersMade with natural ingredients, these wafer-thin gourmet crackers are baked until they are subtly toasty and overtly tasty. 4.5 oz
Chocolate Dipped Orange SlicesGlazed navel orange slices are partially dipped in dark chocolate for a striking look and unique flavor. 2 oz
Membrillo Quince PasteGolden sun-ripened quince fruit is slow-cooked to create this traditional accompaniment. A lively, sweet addition to any cheese course. 8.82 oz
Petite Maison Cherry & Almond CompoteTart Montmorency cherries mingled with roasted almonds and red wine in a compote that's perfect for cheese platters or as a finishing sauce. 8.4 oz
Petit BasqueAn approachable sheep's milk cheese with succulent notes of caramel and stone fruit. 5.5 oz
Comte Extra Des Monts-JuraA cheese made from sweet, grassy summer milk that matures into a complex wheel with notes of toffee, fruit, and lingering brine. 8.5 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
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
Pome Frais Sanded Orange Sweet and tangy jellied oranges are made with premium ingredients and dusted lightly with fine sugar. Four pieces included. 1.3 oz
SottocenereAn irresistible semi-soft Italian cheese, pasteurized from cow's milk and laced with succulent truffles. 5.9 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.
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.
From the Northern Italian region of Veneto, this irresistible semi-soft cheese is pasteurized from cow's milk and laced with delicate flecks of truffle. The rind is rubbed in truffle oil and aged in a coating of nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, licorice, cloves, and fennel. A thin layer of ash covers the spiced rind as the cheese ages, which is where this creamy cheese gets its name - Sottocenere essentially means "under ash".
Aromatic, unusual and delicate, the silky indulgence of Sottocenere is perfectly suited to the sparkle of Lambrusco or an Italian Barbera.
Comte Extra Des Monts-Jura
In the Jura Mountains on the French-Swiss border, freshly made wheels of sweet, grassy summer-milk Comte are collected from local fruitieres by the Seignemartin family and cellared on spruce planks for a minimum of 15 months. The mild white Comte matures into a rich, nutty wheel with a dusty rind and a light caramel paste. Tasting reveals toffee, fruit, and a lingering salt finish balanced by the remaining sweetness of the summer milk. All Comte is judged by the strict standards of its region; only wheels with the highest marks are granted Extra status and imprinted with the green sigil seen on Comte Extra Des Monts-Jura.
A complex cheese that can match both reds and whites, Comte Extra is the perfect foil for an Alsace Pinot Noir or a welcome companion to an un-oaked, or lightly-oaked, Chardonnay.
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