The hills are alive...with our mongers' favorite Alpines! You or your recipient will enjoy a curated batch of cheeses from way up high in the Alps and spanning Italy, France, and Switzerland.
- Le Cret Gruyére 1655 (8 oz) – You could run out of breath imagining sun-warmed meadows when you taste the toasted sesame and dryer-warm linen of this cheese. Your mind just won’t stop running! Gruyere AOP is the hallmark specimen of Gruyere, being both representative of the style and an outstanding example of how good it can be. Enjoy flavors of toasted seeds and buttered toast with an umami finish.
- Comté Fleur (8 oz) – The 6 month profile from Marcel Petite, Comté Fleur is an exemplar of the style’s flavor profile, with a springiness in its paste that cuts easily and loves to be melted. Fear not the youth of these wheels: the flavor is there. Fleur's key notes of butter, toasted nut, and a touch of wood play the main theme of Comté.
- Fontina Val D'Aosta (8 oz) – This Alpine melter packs a bigger funk and greater zing than its Swiss and French brethren. A thick, pasty rind encases a malleable interior tasting at once meaty and fruity, with some smoke and brine in there, too. There is no mistaking the presence of Fontina Val d’Aosta. This cheese announces itself in every room and dish, alike.
*Cave Faves arrive in a handy cloth bag.
*On occasion product substitutions of equal or higher value may occur.