Cheese of the Month: Somerdale

Cheese of the Month: Somerdale Enjoy Me With Cheeses

Enjoy this delicious Cheese with our Coborn’s English Cheddars which were developed to be paired alongside flavorful wines or craft beer. Red Wine pairs nicely with the White Cheddar Aged One Year which is made with Swiss Cultures that results in a flavorful and slight sharp nutty flavor. If you prefer a White Wine then enjoy Somerdale Red Cheddar which has been Aged One Year and has a more sweet taste along with a nutty flavor.

This, “Enjoy Me With” concept was developed for the self service case within the Deli, thus enabling our Coborn’s Guests to quickly identify a cheese to pair with the beverage they know they will be consuming for any given occasion! With all the choices of wine and cheese pairings out there we know this can be difficult! That’s why we are so happy we can help. Check out the Recipe below that features your favorite Somerdale Classic English Cheese variety!

Crab Salad English Muffin Melt
 
Ingredients
  • 6 Oz. Crabmeat, drained
  • 3 T. Mayo
  • 5 tsp. Celery, minced
  • 1 T. Green Onion, minced
  • 2 English Muffins, split
  • 4 Slices Tomato
  • 5 Oz. Somerdale Cheese of your choice
Instructions
  1. In small bowl combine crab, mayo, celery and onion.
  2. Place muffins on non-greased baking sheet.
  3. Broil 4-6 inches from heat until toasted.
  4. Spread each muffin half with crab mixture.
  5. Top with tomato and cheese.
  6. Broil until bubbly.

We hope you enjoyed this tasty Recipe! Be sure to check out the “Enjoy Me With” Service Deli Cases at your local Coborn’s Deli today!

 

Best wine for the Holidays

www.cobornsblog.com The Best wine for the Holidays

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This time of the year I am often asked what kind of wine should I pair with appetizers, a holiday meal, dessert or sometimes all of the above.  This year I will answer any of these questions with the same response – Prosecco!  Prosecco is a soft, off-dry and slightly fizzy wine.  It has more fruit components and less crispness than champagne, making it a great partner with food.  Its food versatility is vast and it might be easier to list what I would not pair it with.  However, here are some of the things I will be using Prosecco with this holiday season – salty snacks, hors d’oeuvres, Mascarpone cheese, fried chicken (doesn’t fit the season but a personal favorite!), sushi, stuffed shrimp, ham, tiramisu and in sparkling alcoholic fruit punch.

Now that you’ve come this far the next question is, “which Prosecco?”  May I recommend, Risata Prosecco?   This Prosecco hails from the Treviso province in the Veneto region of North Eastern Italy, the presumed birthplace of Prosecco and tiramisu.  Great care in producing this wine is taken from the hand harvesting of all the grapes to the soft pressing of the fruit and gentle fermentation process.  The result is a wine with enticing peach & pear aromas.  As these aromas linger they lead to delicious flavors of Pink Lady apples, citrus and more peach finishing with delicate yet persistent bubbles.  Civilized Venetians consider this Prosecco an ombrette, or pick me up, and while we’re at it, it will also be my preferred wine of the holiday season.

Until next time – Cheers! 

– Mike
Assistant Liquor Division Manager
Coborn’s, Inc.

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The story behind a great wine – Cline Cellars

www.cobornsblog.com - The story behind Cline Cellar Wines and their contributions to 'Living Beyond Breast Cancer'

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For me, a big allure of the wine industry has always been the stories behind each winery.   Today my fascination is with Fred Cline and Cline Cellars. As a child Fred would visit his grandfather Valeriano Jacuzzi in Contra Costa County, California. And yes this is the same Jacuzzi family from invention and marketing of spa’s and pumps. Although I’m sure Fred enjoyed the use of Jacuzzi Spa from time to time his real interest in visiting his grandparents were the acres and acres of vines on the property. With age Fred grew to love agriculture and how it played into winemaking. After studying at famed wine school UC Davis and with the support of his grandparents, Fred opened Cline Cellars in nearby Oakley, California in 1982.

Of course, a good story will only get me to open a bottle of wine once. Only with quality IN the bottle will I or anyone else come back again. With Cline Cellars great tasting wine most definitely resides in their bottles. Two wines that deserve a specific highlight are their Cashmere Red Blend and their Ancient Vines Zinfandel. The Cashmere is a blend of Mourvedre, Grenache and Syrah. The best way to describe is to call it silky. Tasting it will demonstrate that term. The success of their Cashmere has allowed the Cline Family to contribute over $200,000 annually to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.  Their Ancient Vines Zinfandel is generously supplied by the family’s 80-100 year old vines in Oakley. It is highlighted by dark berry fruit and coffee but I like to point to this wine as an example of what vanilla character can do for a wine. Try this Zin with grilled meats or light tomato sauces.

– Mike
Assistant Liquor Division Manager
Coborn’s, Inc.

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Wine Pairing with Valentine Dinner

Coborn's Blog: Valentine's Day Wine PairingShopping for wine to serve during special occasions and holidays can often be difficult. This Valentine’s Day let me help make it easy for you to pick up something for your sweetheart. Before I offer a specific suggestion let me indulge for a moment on a broader topic. Sparkling wine/Champagne as a whole is always a great choice when finding wine to bring for a special occasion. Sparkling wine is incredibly versatile in that, whether you prefer something sweet or dry, it pairs perfectly with appetizers, meals, desserts or on its own.

Back to the task at hand, simplifying the Valentine’s Day wine choice. Go to your favorite Coborn’s Liquor and simply ask, “Where is your Roscato?” Roscato is made much like Moscato only with other Italian grape varieties that I won’t bore you with and it’s red! It has a tempting gentle fizz and a seductive touch of sweetness to appeal to any wine drinker. It has low alcohol which helps balance the sweetness and adds to its food versatility. Roscato will fit any part of your Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart but tastes best with traditional Italian cuisine, spicy foods or dessert.

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Until next time – Cheers!

– Mike
Assistant Liquor Division Manager
Coborn’s, Inc.

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