The owners and staff at Wine & Cheese believe in the heritage and traditions of food and culture around the world and in supporting the craft of traditional artisan fare. As such, we are pleased to share with you some of the best the world has to offer in Artisan Cheeses and Charcuterie (cured meats, sausages and pates). Because buying local is also important to us, we source our products from area businesses, farms and dairies whenever possible. We hope you enjoy your time with us. Please sit back, relax and prepare to have a great time!
Robiola Bosina (“Due Latte”) - This Brie style cheese from the Piedmont in Italy is a blend of cow and sheep’s milk. Mild, creamy goodness is made with perfectly balanced flavors: mushrooms, salt, and just of little bit of sweetness. Bosina's silky interior will spill from the tender, edible rind ever so gently across the plate when given time to warm up. Its tangy taste is attributable to being infused with the wild herbs on which the animals pasture.
As far as wine pairings go, its beautiful with bubbly and lighter whites and reds that don’t overwhelm its subtle flavors. I love the Lucien Albrech Cremant d’Alsace with it as well as the Black Diamond Pinot Noir or Dupeuble Beaujolais for reds. The lightness of the Gruner Veltliner is another natural choice. Come in and try some!
La Tur - A dense, creamy blend of cow, goat and sheep milk from Italy. Runny and oozing around the perimeter with a moist, palette-coating paste. Its flavor is earthy and full, with a lingering lactic tang. The effect is like ice cream served from a warm scoop, decadent and melting from the outside in.
For a wine pairing, La Tur’s mild flavor makes it very friendly with medium body reds and most whites. Our favorites are the Naverran Cava, Gruet Blanc de Noir, all the Pinot Noirs and the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. the Leth Gruner Veltliner, Foris Pinot Gris, and Nemorino Trebbiano Semillon blend. As this cheese comes from the Piedmont, it is delicious with Moscato d’Asti, Dolcetto and Barbera. Stay clear of oaky chards and other whites with moderate to heavy malolactic fermentation as the lactic sourness really brings out the buttermilk notes.
We are again offering our popular Valentine's Package for couples! As VDay falls on Friday, we are offering this special romantic on both Thursday and Saturday as well! To try and help with the demand, we are taking reservations for ANY size party on any of these days, so give us a call and book a time!
We will be starting each couple off with a glass of French bubbly, followed by our bruchetta appetizer, a three cheese plate of your choosing and dessert! The $75 price also includes a $25 wine credit to be spent on flights, glasses or bottles!
Hope to see you here! We will also have live music on Thursday night featuring Megan Burtt!
Enrico Rivetto will be at Wine & Cheese on Tuesday, Dec 3rd at 7pm for an intimate exploration of some great Piedmont wines. This is a reservation only event with limited seating available. Call 303-452-4900 to sign up.
The Rivetto family has been making wine in Piemonte for over a hundred years between Serralunga and Sinio. On about 50 acres of rich marl, lime and clay soils at an elevation of about 1200ft they craft wines of remarkable disctinction with minimal chemical meddling.
Along with our beautiful platters of charcuterie and cheeses we will be pouring the following wines. The price for the evening is $68 per person.
Rivetto Nascetta Langhe Bianco 2012
An incredibly rare, indigenous varietal to Piedmont that currently only 8 different wineries are cultivating. Strikingly aromatic and expressive, this wine sees no oak but is aged for 9 months sur lie which adds weight and depth to this undeniably delicious bottling.
Rivetto Barbera Zio Nando 2011
From a vineyard originally planted in 1945 in the height of WWII, this plush and rich Barbera is aged in French oak barrique, deftly balancing the bright cherry fruits of the varietal with nuances of vanilla and toasty oak.