America's favorite cheese

July 28, 2008 3:59:44 PM PDT
Which cheese is America's favorite? A look at the winners of a national competition.

Featured cheeses on today's show:

  • Tumalo Farms "Classico", Bend, OR
    Winner, Farmstead cheese, Open Category Goat's Milk Cheese (aged over 60 days)
    Recommended Wine Pairing: 2006 ca' Rugate Soave Classico, "Monte Fiorentine"

  • Bravo Farms Handmade Cheese, "Silver Mountain", Visalia, CA
    Winner, Cheddars Wrapped in cloth, linen (aged over 12 months)
    Recommended Wine Pairing: 2002 Aldo Rainoldi Sfursat "Fruittaio ca' Rizzieri"

  • Meadow Creek Dairy, "Grayson", Galax, VA
    Winner, Farmstead Cheese, Open Category Cow's Milk Cheese (aged over 60 days)
    2nd runner up for Best in Show
    Recommended Wine Pairing: 2002 Aldo Rainoldi Sfursat "Fruittaio CA' Rizzieri"

    For a list of all winners of the American Cheese Society Annual Competition in Chicago: Website: www.cheesesociety.org

    Some of Colin Shaff's personal favorite cheeses:

  • Piave Vecchio, aged cow's cheese from the Veneto
  • Cave Aged Marisa, a sheep cheese from Wisconsin
  • California Crottin, a goat's cheese from Sebastopol, CA
  • Minuet from Andante Diary in Petaluma, CA

    Featured in this segment:

    Colin Shaff
    Head Cheesemonger, Bar Bambino
    2931 16th Street (Mission District)
    San Francisco, CA
    Reservations are recommended for dinner, 415.701 VINO (8466). There's also a covered and heated patio that's perfect for lunch or dinner.
    Website: www.barbambino.com

    Bar Bambino's next Wine and Cheese Pairing Event features Italian Sparkling Wines:
    Sunday, August 24
    3-5 pm
    $45 per person
    reservations only, 415.701.8466


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