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Earl's Gone Wild
Napa Cakes Panforte, above
Wine Forest Wild Foods, below
Join us at the Sunset Celebration!Each year the pages of Sunset Magazine come alive on their beautiful campus in Menlo Park. As before, Savor California will have a big booth with fabulous foods to taste and buy, featuring:
Auntie Si Lemongrass Vinegar, above
Back to the Roots, below
Earl's Gone Wild BBQ Sauce, above
La Bonita California
Pollen Ranch, Edamame Hummus with Hot Capicola and Fennel Pollen, by Chef Connie at CSU Stanislaus, above
Finalists in Sofi Award competitionThese Savor California finalists have won coveted Silver Sofis. At the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington DC, the Gold Sofi winners will be announced by Chef Cat Cora at a glitzy event on July 11.
Somewhat Seedy Garlicky Toasted Bites, above
Cypress Grove Chèvre
Humboldt Fog, below, upper right
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese
Original Blue, below
Original Malva Pudding, below
Shelf Stable Food Service Product
Sonoma Syrup Co.
Sonoma Olive Juice, below
Cheese companionsValley Lahvosh crackers are the perfect setting for any cheese. Shapes make your cheese board interesting: rounds, hearts, and stars (at the holidays). If you top cream cheese with smoked salmon and capers, so much the better!
Pizzas and cheese just naturally go together, but these combinations are truly extraordinary.
Check out Kasey and Matthew's recipe on Turntable Kitchens for Wild Mushroom & Crescenza Pizza (below) made with Bellwether Farms' Crescenza.
Here's another unusual pizza where cheese plays a supporting role. Roasted Garlic & Olive Pizza (below), which uses Roasted Garlic Olive Bruschetta Salsa from Sierra Madre Grocery Co.
Cream cheese can be taken to a new, tasty level by topping it with --
Hot or Medium Salsa from Mrs. A's Salsa Buena.
Terra Sonoma makes Saba, a thick sweet cooking syrup, from the "must" of their estate grown winegrapes. Try it poured over goat cheese from Redwood Hill Farm and accompanied by toasted walnuts, below.
Oak-wood smoked Spanish paprika and sea salt bring out the earthy taste of Oren's Kitchen's Smoked Paprika Pecans. With blue cheese, below.
Products that B & R Farms makes from Dried Blenheim Apricots complement cheese and make a colorful presentation as well. Try Red Pepper Topping (shown below), Chili Preserves, or Chutney on Brie.
Strawberry Goat Cream Cheese PieFresh strawberries and Crème de Chevre Beyond Traditional cream cheese from Meyenberg make a delicious spring dessert.
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