Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First time in Indiana: Cheese Tasting with the Cheesemaker

Come by the Goose on Wednesday, June 22, beginning at 6pm to help us welcome cheesemaker Marc Kuehl of Brazos Valley.

The Goose is honored to be the very first location where Brazos Valley award winning cheeses are available outside their home state of Texas. Marc will be on hand in our Enoteca to talk to folks who order a special cheese board we're preparing just for the evening including all of the following raw cow's milk Brazos Valley bites:

Jersey milk brie
Brazos Valley blue
Smoked Gouda
Eden: a fig leaf wrapped brie with a vegetable ash layer through the middle
Van Sormon: a creamy, semi-soft jersey milk cheese rubbed with vanilla, cinnamon and sorghum
Brazos Select: a creamy, mold-ripened cheese painted with sorghum made at the creamery then wrapped in mesquite wood and garnished with a grape leaf

Between bites of Brazos Valley's amazing cheeses, we'll be pouring glasses of another Texan star...Southern Star Brewing Company is just down the road (in Texan terms) from Brazos Valley and their Buried Hatchet Stout is medium-bodied and layered with dry flavors of coffee, chocolate, and toffee between roasted malt and hoppy bitterness. $3/glass

For those that prefer the grape, we're pairing Brazos Valley's cheese board with a sturdy and luscious Malbec blend from perhaps the wine world's most influential juicer, Michel Roland. His Clos de los Siete 2008 is an Argentine malbec blend packed with the flavors of dark fruits still on the vine. Its spices remind us of grandma's Christmas stollen but the entire sip is dry, clean, and over delivers (just like grandma). $5/glass and $9.75/quartino

All of the cheeses will be available to take home, too, since we'll be cutting to order from the cases upstairs, too.

Come on by Wed., June 22, from 6-8pm (last call at 7:30pm!).

1 comment:

Marc said...

Now that I have returned to Texas, I wanted to comment on the great time I had meeting everyone at Goose The Market. I had a great time talking to everyone who came out to try our cheese. I hope to someday be able to do this again. I especially appreciated the hospitality and welcoming environment. Who says Texans are the only ones capable of Southern Comfort. I know I was exposed to the best Indy Comfort the state had to offer on my visit. Thank you for the invite and evening.

Brazos Valley Cheese
Waco Texas