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A Cheese You Will Love: Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt Tam

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What weighs five ounces, is about an inch and half tall and is no more than five weeks old?  I can only think of one thing, the MT TAM from Cowgirl Creamery. This lush heavy butter fat cheese has a soft and very edible rind, slightly oozy in the center and will make you leap like a lord. Lords do leap quite a bit, and Mt Tam may very well be the reason why.

Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt Tam is arguably the finest example of a triple cream in the United States. It has a rich and buttery flavor with a natural essence of cremini mushrooms, a certain nuttiness from the aging, topped with a delicious lemony finish that pairs ever so wonderfully with your favorite bubbles. It is a festive cheese and it clings to a festive wine. But do not fear pairing with whatever works for you.

In the past few weeks we have enjoyed the cheese with a delicious 2010 Pinot Noir from MacMurray, and more recently with a Malbec. The Malbec had an assist from particularly beautiful and plump blackberries, which were on the sour side but played well into the hands of the wine and cheese combination. The MacMurray pairs well with most anything.   Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairing at Community Beer Co. March 26th

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Community Beer Company welcomes Cheesemonger, Ali Morgan, from Rare Edibles, as she continues her quest to bring together our favorite fermentables: cheese and beer!

At the event they will feature four select craft brews, each paired with a complimentary and contrasting cheese with descriptions of taste profiles and styles from brewers and industry experts. That’s four beers, eight cheeses for only $30.  Come hang out at the brewery and kick it as they explore the melange of flavors that have been enjoyed communally for thousands of years. This event will sell out fast, so grab your tickets today.   Continue reading

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Scardello Cheese Update

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The news came out recently that Scardello is working on an expansion project at the new Dallas Farmers Market and will be part of the indoor shopping and dining experience called The Market (formerly known as Shed 2).

There are loads of great vendors that will make coming to the Farmer’s market a great experience. After grabbing fresh, local produce at The Shed (the Farmers Market’s outdoor area) you’ll be able to come into The Market for spices, fish and meats, soup stocks and even grab a coffee or Italian pastries and of course, cheese.   Continue reading

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Scardello Announces New Cheese Classes For January

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Our favorite cheesemonger just announced some exciting news, and it could possibly be your answer for that last minute gift for the holidays. Scardello has a new line up of classes for January. These classes sell out quickly, so you will want to act fast. A few of these are very limited.

If you are unfamiliar with Scardello, they are located on the northwest corner of Oak Lawn and Lemmon in Dallas. Scardello is the place for interesting cheeses, all of which you may sample before purchase. They carry a hefty supply of local artisan cheeses, and have a wall of wine to pair with your cheese of choice. Also look for gift boxes and a cheese of the month club that can be shipped anywhere. Check them out onlineContinue reading

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Scardello Turns Six

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Rich Rogers of Scardello

In late October of 2008, Scardello opened it’s doors. They had a crack team of cheese lovers who were ready for anything that came their way. And just like what happens each time they open a new wheel of cheese, they really didn’t know what to expect.

Today Scardello still have an amazing staff of knowledgeable, and enthusiastic cheesemongers, and a case loaded with seriously incredible cheese.  The owners, Rich and Karen Rogers have carefully curated the tiny shop that has flourished into a true Dallas gem offering classes with cheese, wine and even chocolate.  Continue reading

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Scardello Has A Romantic Picnic Waiting For You

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Scardello Artisan Cheese is excited for the warmer weather headed our way and want to help you enjoy the outdoors with its new “Monger’s Picnic Service.” The new-and-improved program offers two biodegradable and recyclable options, the Couples Picnic, for $25, and the Group Picnic, for $50.   Continue reading

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Enjoy A Cheesy Night At Scardello

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We love Scardello for their wonderful selection of cheeses, the affordable wine, and those mighty fine grilled cheese sandwiches. But what many may not know is that they provide these amazing cheese classes and events. Check out some of the upcoming events and sign up online today. These are intimate and fill quickly. And guys, these make terrific Valentine’s gifts.    Continue reading

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