Happy New Year to you all! Thank you for being such good friends during the holiday season! You all make it so much fun to play “Grocery Store!” So. A new beginning…here are some of the new items that have shown up on the East Side in the past couple of months:
Montebello Artisan Organic Pasta
Montebello is an Italian classic...a true artisan pasta that uses long forgotten Old World techniques to create distinctive flavor and texture. Durum wheat semolina is organically grown on small family farms in the rolling hills overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The semolina is then carefully ground and combined with pure mountain spring water to produce a fine dough, which is extruded through hand-made bronze dies to create a rough texture.
Instead of flash drying in ovens, the artisans of Montebello dry their prized pasta slowly in traditional drying rooms. These Old World practices produce a delicious hand crafted pasta with a unique porous texture that cooks evenly and holds sauces beautifully. Enjoy Montebello knowing that it is the finest pasta available. Buon Appetito!
Just in time for xmas entertaining, I"ve received a shipment of Cowgirl Creamery organic, artisanal, ACS award-winning cheeses. It's very rare that cheese lovers in Bloomington get a chance to enjoy cheeses that have been judged to be the best in America.
- Mike Clarke, Specialty Buyer
Cowgirl Creamery's Fall/Winter seasonal cheese, is made from organic whole milk from the Chileno Valley Jersey Dairy. PIERCE PT is washed in a muscato wine and rolled in dried herbs from the Tomales Bay coastal region. The result is a delicious cheese, semi-firm yet creamy, complex yet never overpowering, that you'll recall longingly when it's out-of-season. PIERCE PT received a 1st Place award at the 2006 American Cheese Society Conference. 9-ounce round
The East store is pleased to offer the following very special cheeses for your holiday tables.
A close cousin to Roquefort, the Bleu des Causses
is a cow's milk cheese, matured for 3 to 6 weeks
in the natural caves of the gorges du Tarn. The taste
is of summer pastures, soft and savoury. In the
winter this taste is more pronounced.
Drizzle with honey on warm crusty bread