The Malt and the Mongers

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Saxelby Cheesemongers Presents…
The Malt and the Mongers!
$39.00 plus shipping
(includes three half-pound wedges of cheese)

To the Irish, a tall pint of beer is like mother’s milk. We couldn’t love the lactic comparison more! Go truly green this St. Patty’s day with a selection of farmstead cheeses from Saxelby Cheesemongers! Try out our beer pairing guide or match ’em up with your favorite local brews and you’ve got yourself a party. Each selection includes three half-pound wedges of our most beer-friendly fromage: Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, Harpersfield with Ommegang, and Bayley Hazen Blue. We’ve heard that in addition to being delicious, the proper ratio of beer and cheese can also ward off those pesky Leprechauns…

Cabot Clothbound, the sweet and grassy wunderkase from Jasper Hill Farm and Cabot Creamery is a perfect match for India Pale Ale style beers like Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA. With aromas of pine needles and fresh cut grass, a sip of this IPA is like a taking a deep breath in the middle of a Vermont pasture. The sensuous earthy notes in the cheese go toe to toe with the biscuity, maltiness of the IPA.

Harpersfield with Ommegang has a leg up on this pairing! Harpersfield is made just down the road from Cooperstown New York, home of the Ommegang Brewery. The new wheels of cheese are steeped for a week in frothy fermented goodness. The bright and lactic cheese has a decidedly yeasty rind, and cozies up just right with the warm, spicy flavors of a toasty Belgian-style beer like Ommegang’s Abbey Ale.

Bayley Hazen, the rich and brazen blue from Jasper Hill Farm boasts a sweet and savory meld of flavors, touching on rich dark chocolate, toasted nuts and a wee bit of barnyard. Throw it in the ring with a dark and heady beer like Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout. The dark, bittersweet flavor of this Imperial-style Stout can stand up to beautifully to the strength and complexity of the blue.

To place an order, visit May the luck of the Irish shine upon you and your St. Patrick’s Day cheese plate!

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