In Greek mythology the benevolent God, Aristaeus, protector of herdsmen, is credited for teaching mortals the skill of cheese-making. But perhaps even Aristaeus could not have guessed how successful the Greeks would be with his gift.
Manouri P.D.O., a semi-soft cheese exclusively made in Central and Western Macedonia and in Thessalia, is one of Greece’s most popular traditional cheeses. Manouri can be produced with a mixture of sheep and/or goat’s milk and cream and the whey left over from Feta production. It is rindless, like Feta, but creamier and less salty and is ultra snow-white in color with an extremely smooth surface. Manouri is known for its unique, clean and fresh milky taste with a slightly lemony finish. Its melt-in-your-mouth texture is reminiscent of a light cheesecake. In fact, Manouri is a great substitute for cream cheese in cheesecake recipes.
Like all traditional Mevgal Greek cheeses, Manouri P.D.O. is made with the freshest milk available in Greece. In this case: pasteurized sheep’s milk. and pairs well with dry red wine.
Mevgal Manouri P.D.O. is a luscious Mediterranean delight that is truly heavenly.
Application: Mevgal Manouri is excellent for use in traditional Greek delicacies such as spanakopita but is perfect for any salad, sandwich, pastry or dessert that calls for a sweet, rich cheese. Mevgal Manouri is also exceptionally delicious as an eating cheese with a dense enough texture to slice into beautiful rounds. Drizzled with honey, Mevgal Manouri makes a fresh breakfast dish or the perfect ending to lunch or dinner.
Pairing: A wonderful Pinot Noir or a Wheatwine ale will complement Manouri.
Honey with Truffle by Valley Produce Company
Product Details: #217850 | 12/4.2 oz
The base of this decadent, golden, truffle-infused honey is all-natural, preservative-free Red Gum and Clover Honey direct from the fertile Yarra Valley in Australia. Valley Produce Company adds two grams of fresh French Perigord black truffles into each jar, producing a truly elegant honey with a subtle yet strong essence. Beautifully balanced and elegantly unique, drizzle VPC’s Truffle Honey over prosciutto and fresh figs or add to a marinade for roast chicken or duck.
Application: Rub lamb chops with VPC Truffle Honey and season generously with Berbere spice before grilling for rich warm flavors that will compliment the slight gaminess of the lamb.