Will you brie mine? Domestically made by La Bonne Vie, this Double Cream Brie is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Cascina Ballarin is a family owned estate in Monforte d’Alba, Novello, Italy and they have been making wine for three generations. They produce mainly barolo’s and this featured rose, Cascina Ballarin Langhe Rosato, is exceptional in that they use barolo, dolcetto, and barbera grapes. The soils are limestone and blue marlstone which add a beautiful balance of a acidity and depth to the wine which is unique and unforgettable. The family’s passion is making wine, tending to vines, and this sense of dedication to the craft comes through in a fragrant, hint of cherry taste that lingers on the palate in this rose. The Ballarin estate is dedicated to preserving and respecting the environment and they are a sustainable vineyard. It is because this is such an outstanding wine and family that we have chosen this wine as our Cellar favorite!
As a cheese lover who is allergic to cow’s dairy, I was elated to find some delicious alternatives in Alfalfa’s Cheese & Specialty department. Our Assistant Manager, Jesse, let me try some of the Midnight Moon one day and I’ve been hooked on this goat gouda ever since. Made in Holland, this goat cheese is nutty and brown buttery up front with a long caramel finish. I love to enjoy it with apple slices, but I’m looking forward to making it into a goat cheese fondue or topping off some macaroni and cheese.
In my favorite recipe for beef stew, Chef Jaques Pepin suggests a rustic red from Southern France, either Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot. This is the perfect value wine to answer for cooking and drinking along with a hearty stew as it is a blend of all four varietals for only $9.99. Since the recipe calls for two bottles (one for the pot and one for the table), this is a great way to get rich, earthy flavors for a truly great price!
This gem of a dessert has all the components that you look for in a cake– creamy, crunchy, chocolately deliciousness!
We make a hazelnut dacquoise crust, add layers of crunchy peanut butter, chocolate, currants, and cocoa nibs, and then top it off with a creamy chocolate hazelnut mousse. It’s all housemade with high-quality ingredients, and makes for a lusciously decadent treat!