Welcome to the beginning of Fall! We love this time of year. The weather is cooling, warm comfort food is returning to our tables, and the beautiful colors of fall can be seen in stores and all around our neighborhoods. We let Fall inspire our search for this month’s cheese selection with the flavors of roasting herbs, chives, cream and just a touch of garlic to keep those pesky Vampires away.
October is American Cheese Month for 2021 so in addition to finding cheeses reminiscent of fall flavors, we selected cheeses from American Artisan dairy farms with some of the most beautiful fall color landscapes in the country. Fall flavors, artisan cheese, American dairy farms, and a great bottle of wine create a perfect welcome to fall and festive way to get ready for the coming holidays.
In Italy the term “Toma” is used to identify cheese made by the farmer herself. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., being a woman owned farmstead knew it was the perfect name for their creation of a semi-firm endlessly versatile everyday cheese. Toma was so food and snack friendly that they decided to compliment the creamy buttery flavors that made this cheese so well loved by adding additional flavors, so for this month’s Cheese Club, we introduce you to… TomaProvence! It is a perfect snacking cheese full of savory rosemary, basil, marjoram, savory and wild thyme taking you on an excursion to the Mediterranean with every bite. TomaProvence is made from pasteurized, rBST-free cows milk, aged for 90 days, made with vegetarian rennet, and is gluten free. TomaProvence pairs perfectly with Le Envoy Gamay Rose.