This cheese tasting for two is available from 3 thru 5pm daily, and includes Chef’s Choice Cheeses from all over the world. Our hand-picked selection will be refreshed regularly, so watch the Ledge Rock Grille Facebook Page for the latest selections. All platters will come with a handmade cracker of the day and or a crusty French baguette. Wine pairings are available.
Our kick-off Cheese tasting includes:
This traditional cow’s milk cheddar has been made for 100 years using the same recipe! Why change it when the end product (a mild, creamy and rich cheddar) is a national favorite‽ Eat with prosciutto or apple, pair with a pinot noir, merlot or a robust, spicy wine.
Queso Manchego Spain
Manchego is a creamy and nutty, sheep’s milk cheese. It is aged a brief 9 months and has a natural nutty, sweetness that pairs will with chardonnay and pinot grigio that is higher in acidity.
Maytag Blue Cheese Iowa—USA
Each wheel is still made by hand! Maytag only uses sweet Iowa cow’s milk to ensure freshness. It is made in small batches and aged in caves. Pair with a manly red zinfandel and raspberry jam.
Saint Andre’ Vire, Calvados France
Triple cream brie, heavy cream is added to the aging process to make this cheese be ALMOST butter. Spread on a warm French bread and drizzle with our own Minnesota BEE FREE honey (made from honey crisp apples). Enjoy with a rosé or blended red wine.
Humbolt Fog Cypress Grove California—USA
From the region of the great redwoods! This cheese is made in a natural wonderland, much like our beloved North Shore. This cheese is a semi-soft goat cheese made by mixing buttermilk and cream. The aging process lasts only a few months which leaves the cheese with delightful floral and herbal overtones. Pair with marcona almonds, tart apples and roasted beets. Eats best with sauvignon blanc, sparkling wine, rosé and zinfandel.
Bent River Camembert Minnesota—USA
A bloomy soft cheese that continues to ripen until the first cut is made. The paper that it’s wrapped in after of aging only 6 weeks allows it to breath. The flavor profile changes over time to induce a mushroomy earthy flavor. Drink merlot or Chianti or Shiraz or an oaky chardonnay.
Make a date to join us this week at the Ledge and arrive early to experience this delicious tour of many cultures!