Nutty and cheesy

Nutty and cheesy…
As our latest finds present a savory summary of some gourmet nuts and cheeserie…so awesome for The Season.
…which of course means chestnuts.
Did you know…the best chestnuts for roasting are the larger, better quality called “marroni“.
The only best place for chestnut needs: Fantes of Philly. Roaster pans and chestnut knifes, and all the best how-tos.
From gourmetnut.com these unique treats Chili Lemon Pistachio and Hickory Smoked Almonds   Or be creative…Fusion Espresso Brava Salt or Fusion Vintage Merlot Salt
For classic bests…Dean & DeLuca is featuring a  Harvest Nut Tray
…freshly roasted pistachios + signature Harvest Nut Mix—roasted and salted cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts — blended with dried cranberries, tart cherries and dark raisins.
From their cheeserie…
Beehive Barely Buzzed Cheese A nutty robust cheese via a rub of French Superio lavender buds and a Turkish grind coffee. The rub imparts rich butterscotch and caramel flavors.
Beehive Smoked Apple Walnut Cheese Smoked with walnut shells and apples, this savory and mellow cheese is smooth and creamy as custard. deandeluca.com
…and for enhanced gourmet appreciation….gilttaste.com presents these
elegant offerings…from the cellars at Jasper Hills
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar: Buttery, caramelly, sweet and nutty…wrapped and cellar-aged.
Bayley Hazen Blue: Fresh from the Ayrshire cows at the Jasper Hills creamery http://www.gilttaste.com/products/97816636-the-cellars-at-jasper-hill-jasper-hill-bayley-hazen-blue
While truest gourmands “know” the very best is from murrayscheese.com  oldest and best cheeserie from old New York’s best.
This season’s best selection includes:
Murray’s Cave Aged Humboldt Fog: 2011 American Cheese Society Winner.  A chevre actually, bloomy rind and a line of vegetable ash bisecting each wheel.
Brillat Savarin Wheel: like buttercream icing
Murray’s Cave Aged Harbison: Jasper Hill genre…spruce bark imparts a forest pine flavor.
While musing all the morsels…sip on this: a nutty martini.
Ingredients
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 part berry vodka
  • 1/2 part creme de cassis
  • 1/2 part amaretto
  • 1/2 part lemon/lime soda
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
Put ice cubes in a shaker. Pour in vodka, cream de cassis, amaretto and lemon/lime soda. Add some freshly squeezed lime juice. Shake. Strain into chilled martini glasses.  Trim with seasonal morsel of choice: a cherry, a cranberry or orange rind.  Enjoy.
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