Local cheeses featured on Gardening with Ciscoe with pairing options. Find them all at your local PCC Natural Market.
Mount Townsend Creamery Seastack: A soft, complex rind ripened cheese from Port Townsend which uses the traditional method of wrapping the young cheese in a dusting of vegetable ash to draw off the whey. This gives the cheese a slightly smokey tang and lovely mottled rind.
Mount Townsend Creamery Red Alder and Off Kilter : Both of these cheeses are hand washed during the ripening process to give them a nutty, earthy flavor and sweet finish. The Off Kilter is washed with Pike Brewing Company's Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale.
Tieton Farm and Creamery Fresh Chevre: a small wheel of very fresh, creamy cheese made from a blend of Nubian goat and sheep's milk. The farm is located in Tieton Washington, in the heart of the Yakima valley.
Samish Bay Cheese 2 Month Gouda: A traditional Dutch cheese, which has a lively piquant flavor and silky smooth texture. Samish Bay is an excellent small creamery located in the Skagit Valley.
Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue: A delightful, creamy blue cheese from Central Point, Oregon which is cold smoked for 16 hours over hazelnut shells, giving it a touch of caramel flavor which contrasts perfectly with the sharp tang of the cheese.
Some fun pairing options: Accompany your perfect cheese platter with a few of these options:
- Marcona almonds
- PCC Deli-made Spiced Pecans
- Corazon del Sol Quince Paste
- Dalmatia Fig and Orange Spread
- Fresh pears
- Olli Salumeria salami
- Assorted olives
- Roasted beets
- Artisanal breads