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This Week At The Food Counter - October 25, 2017

Reflections on a trip to “America’s Dairyland” and the producers who define themselves against commodity cheese, meat, and preserves.

A Rare Red Gem From Piedmont For Under $20

"A rare red gem from Piedmont for under $20" Cantine Valpane’s Ruchè is a brilliant wine with beautiful, shimmering color and chiseled, enticing aromatics.  The Vineyards of Valpane in Monferrato were first planed to the vine in the 1700s. They’ve been a source of exceptional winemaking ever since. The third...

This Week At The Food Counter: October 5, 2017

October 5th, 2017 Rare swiss delicacies, red wine vinegar from the rugged terraces of Côtes Catalanes, best friends in Burgundy, and organic crackers from Madison, Wisconsin. SBRINZ ALPAGE 36 MONTH AOP $32/LB Although Parmigiano Reggiano may be regarded as the “King of Cheese”, Sbrinz is rumored to be Europe’s oldest...

This Week At The Food Counter: September 19, 2017

September 19th, 2017 The joys of splitting a fresh wheel of Marcel Petite Comté, finding the perfect anchovies, remembering a trip to Tomales Bay, and the return of Biellese Hot Coppa. MARCEL PETITE 14-MONTH COMTÉ AOC $22/LB Beneath the Alps in the French Jura, a converted military fort houses some...