Host a local cheese tasting party

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The Crema de Blue cow milk cheese of Valley Shepherd Creamery is a spicy, creamy, full flavored aged blue.

You don’t have to settle on a plastic wrapped cheese and crackers tray from your neighborhood supermarket. Instead, impress your friends and family with a local cheese tasting.

Grid has put together a local cheese board that showcases the “bold colors and tastes of the winter holidays,” complete with pairings.

The four featured cheeses: Levon’s Luck, Red Cat, PA Noble and Crema de Blue, pair well with local beers, nuts, fruit jelly, and honey. Aim to balance the bold flavors of the cheese.

Grid suggests, for example, pairing the orange zest infused Levon’s Luck cheese from Calkins Creamery in Honesdale, with a hoppy, fruity beer like Voodoo Brewing Company’s White Magick of the Sun.

For more pairing suggestions and information on the cheeses, click here.

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