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A Blog About Cheese

Taste the Three Best Cheeses in the U.S.

Taste the Three Best Cheeses in the U.S.

Here’s the fascinating thing about cheese.  All cheese is essentially four ingredients – milk, salt, cultures and rennet. Consider the wide range of flavors cheesemakers can create with those four...

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September 30th, 2017
October is American Cheese Month

October is American Cheese Month

Six Celebrations (Four Are Free!) October is American Cheese Month, which means a 31 glorious days of American cheesy goodness. (And we don’t mean those orange plastic wrapped slices!) As...

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September 25th, 2017
Far Out Cheese Pairings

Far Out Cheese Pairings

Potato Chips? Seaweed? Beets? Yes! On September 22, we held one of our most unique classes so far.  We stretched our culinary muscles to show the versatility of cheese with...

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September 18th, 2017
September Cheese of the Month Club

September Cheese of the Month Club

Three Cheeses We’re Loving This Month  Deer Creek The Stag Pasteurized Cow’s Milk, Wisconsin Chris Gentine is the first to say he’s not a cheesemaker.  But he is a certified...

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September 16th, 2017
Wine v. Beer Smackdown: DIY Version

Wine v. Beer Smackdown: DIY Version

Last Friday, 22 lucky people joined us for a 2-hour class to test whether beer or wine paired better with cheese. We chose five cheeses and paired each with a...

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September 9th, 2017
Meet Brayden

Meet Brayden

Say hello to Brayden. He’s the newest face here at Cheese+Provisions. Though he may be new to the store, he isn’t new to the cheese counter. Brayden has been a...

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September 8th, 2017
When the Cheese World Came to Denver

When the Cheese World Came to Denver

Behind the Scenes: When the Cheese A-List Convened in Denver Last month, the best cheesemakers in America gathered in Denver (for the first time ever) to take part in the...

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August 15th, 2017
August’s Favorite Cheeses

August’s Favorite Cheeses

August’s Monthly Cheese Club Selections Crown Finish Caves Tubby Raw Cow’s Milk, Vermont and Brooklyn A delicious cheese, made by an award-winning, do-gooder Vermont cheesemaker, that’s aged 30 feet below...

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August 9th, 2017
Have Fun, Help Low-Income Students

Have Fun, Help Low-Income Students

School Supply Fundraiser The merchants of Cobblers Square are joining forces with Generator Real Estate and Development to host an “End of Summer Open House” to benefit Trevista students who...

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August 7th, 2017
Unconventional Cheese Pairings from Slow Food Nations

Unconventional Cheese Pairings from Slow Food Nations

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July 19th, 2017
The Mother of All Cheese Festivals is Coming to Denver

The Mother of All Cheese Festivals is Coming to Denver

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July 10th, 2017
Cheese Block Party July 26

Cheese Block Party July 26

Cheese, Music and Libations! (Free) Cheese+Provisions and the Oldways Cheese Coalition will host Denver’s first-ever “Cheese Block Party” on July 26 from 1 pm – 4 pm.  The event is...

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June 22nd, 2017
June Cheeses We’re Loving

June Cheeses We’re Loving

Monthly Club – June 2017 Every month we select three cheeses and one meat that are making us particularly happy and we package them up as part of our C+P...

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June 21st, 2017
DIY Beer, Cheese + Salumi Pairing Evening

DIY Beer, Cheese + Salumi Pairing Evening

Let’s face it, Dads can be hard to buy for.  With Moms, you have your go-to’s like jewelry, flowers and brunch. But with Dad, you can only give him a...

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June 16th, 2017
15 Health Benefits of Cheese

15 Health Benefits of Cheese

According to Science (+8 Delicious Recipes) Today’s blog post is a guest column from “Jen Reviews.”  We’ve talked before about how healthy cheese can be, but Jen has compiled all...

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June 3rd, 2017
Cheese It Up This 4th of July

Cheese It Up This 4th of July

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June 3rd, 2017
May Cheese Club Selections

May Cheese Club Selections

Roth Grand Cru Pasteurized Cow’s Milk, Wisconsin Our favorite description of the passion Roth brings to cheesemaking comes from their website where they say: This is cheese theater. Admittedly, this...

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May 14th, 2017
Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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May 6th, 2017
Chocolate, Cheese + Bubbles (D-I-Y  Date Night)

Chocolate, Cheese + Bubbles (D-I-Y Date Night)

Chocolate, Cheese + Bubbles The D-I-Y Version Every year for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, we host a “Bubbles, Chocolate and Cheese” pairing class.  We’ve been fortunate for the past...

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May 5th, 2017
Raw Milk Cheese Spotlight: Pleasant Ridge Reserve

Raw Milk Cheese Spotlight: Pleasant Ridge Reserve

The Most Awarded U.S. Cheese! Most people don’t think about artisan cheese when they think of Wisconisn, but they should. Because the most-awarded cheese in American history– Pleasant Ridge Reserve...

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April 17th, 2017
Raw Milk Cheese Spotlight: Grayson

Raw Milk Cheese Spotlight: Grayson

Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day is April 22  We’re celebrating with this cheese.  We call Grayson Steve’s ‘Epiphany Cheese.’ Years ago he was the winemaker of a Virginia winery, Farfelu...

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April 13th, 2017
Raw Milk Cheese: From Pasture to Plate

Raw Milk Cheese: From Pasture to Plate

Taste.  Nutrition. Health. Tradition. There are so many reasons to celebrate raw milk cheese. That’s why one of our favorite days each year is Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day.  It’s...

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April 11th, 2017
National Grilled Cheese Day: An Ode, Tips/Tricks and Recipes

National Grilled Cheese Day: An Ode, Tips/Tricks and Recipes

Oh how we love you grilled cheese! The Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  Oh how we love you!  What could be better than ooey-gooey melted cheese sandwiched between buttery toasted slices of...

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April 8th, 2017
Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day is April 22

Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day is April 22

Celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day  with Cheese+Provisions April 22   Free Raw Milk Cheese Tasting Bar + 15% off All Raw Milk Cheese 11 am – 7 pm No...

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March 28th, 2017
Denver A-List Names C+P “Best Cheese Shop in Denver”

Denver A-List Names C+P “Best Cheese Shop in Denver”

We were delighted and honored when the folks behind the Denver A-List competition reached out to tell us that their voters had named us “Best Cheese Shop in Denver.” Although...

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March 27th, 2017
The Most Unique Things To Do On A Trip To Denver

The Most Unique Things To Do On A Trip To Denver

Are You New to Denver?  Guest Post by Catherine Workman Most people think of Denver as one of the best places in the country for an outdoors enthusiast to visit,...

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March 7th, 2017
Cheese Spotlight: St. Albans

Cheese Spotlight: St. Albans

One of our favorite new cheeses in the case is actually a brand new cheese called St. Albans from Vermont Creamery. St. Albans is a rich and slightly pungent cheese...

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February 26th, 2017
Love, Chocolate + Cheese

Love, Chocolate + Cheese

Here’s a Pairing Guide Done well, pairings take two separate tastes and combine them into a single elevated experience. You know cheese and wine pair well. You know wine and...

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February 9th, 2017
What’s Your Game Day Plan? #SuperBowl

What’s Your Game Day Plan? #SuperBowl

Recipes + Trivia for Game Day  Game day is almost here.  Did you know that Super Bowl is the second-largest U.S. food consumption day after Thanksgiving?  Are you hosting a...

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January 29th, 2017
National Cheese Lover’s Day is Friday!

National Cheese Lover’s Day is Friday!

We’re Celebrating with Discounts + A Contest January can be considered “the Monday of months” The indulgent holiday season is over and has been replaced with the season of resolutions,...

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January 19th, 2017
New Year’s Eve Champagne + Cheese Guide

New Year’s Eve Champagne + Cheese Guide

Cheese Loves Bubbles Looking for a New Year’s resolution that you’ll want to stick to?  We suggest “Eat More Cheese.” (Actually, we suggested the same last year, and for once, I...

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December 24th, 2016
Your REALLY Last Minute Gift Ideas Edition

Your REALLY Last Minute Gift Ideas Edition

It’s Not Too Late! Procrastinators (and really busy people), you still have time to get some last minute gifts for the foodies in your life.  (We’re open 10-3 tomorrow). Here are...

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December 23rd, 2016
Cheese Lovers Rejoice!  Cheese is Healthy

Cheese Lovers Rejoice! Cheese is Healthy

6 Reasons You Can Have Your Cheese and Eat it Too! ‘Tis the time of resolutions, many of which involve abstaining from foods that are considered indulgent or potentially adding...

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December 22nd, 2016
December Cheeses We’re Loving

December Cheeses We’re Loving

Kinsman Ridge, Beecher’s Flagship Reserve, Pecora Nocciola December’s Monthly Cheese Club selection just makes us happy.  We go to Vermont, Wisconsin and Washington state to select three delicious artisan American...

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December 19th, 2016
Cheesy Cookies

Cheesy Cookies

Our friends and family know that we (Kim really) LOVES to bake during the Holidays. (That’s our kitchen in the picture).  But not the normal Christmas cookies.  She’s always looking...

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December 17th, 2016
Eat This! Harbison

Eat This! Harbison

Baked Harbison with Potatoes + Bacon 1 wheel of Harbison! 1 cup fingerling potatoes, cut into bite-size chunks 3 or 4 strips of bacon, chopped into 1/2″ pieces 1 clove...

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December 3rd, 2016
Seven Holiday Wine + Cheese Pairings

Seven Holiday Wine + Cheese Pairings

Festive Cheese + Wine Pairings Thanksgiving is just around the corner. One of the easiest ways to wow your guests is with an amazing wine and cheese pairing.  So here...

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December 1st, 2016
Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Festive Foodie Gifts Don’t stress over holiday gifts.  We’ve got a lot of options to make your favorite foodies very happy come Christmas morning.  Here are just a few options....

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November 26th, 2016
Santa Visits Cobbler’s Dec. 3

Santa Visits Cobbler’s Dec. 3

Kick off your holidays with a visit to Cobbler’s Corner on Dec. 3 from 1 pm – 4 pm to get a picture taken with Santa, sample tasty treats and...

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November 24th, 2016
Rush Creek Reserve is Coming!

Rush Creek Reserve is Coming!

Seasonal Special, Limited Quantity Cheese Spruce bark adds a savory note to the sweet custard-like cheese inside. We’re SO excited!  We just learned that we’re getting an allotment of a...

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November 15th, 2016
Recipes for a Cheesy Thanksgiving

Recipes for a Cheesy Thanksgiving

That’s Too Much Cheese.  Said No One. Ever If you ask us, a holiday is not a holiday without cheese!  If you agree, then we’ve collected some great recipes to...

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November 15th, 2016
DIY Hacks to Build the Perfect Cheese Plate

DIY Hacks to Build the Perfect Cheese Plate

Celebrate with Cheese Kick off your Thanksgiving feast with a beautiful cheese and salumi tray.  It’s an impressive and easy option for pre-meal snacking.  It’s also an always appreciated addition...

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November 13th, 2016
Rush Creek is Here! How We’re Eating It.

Rush Creek is Here! How We’re Eating It.

Best Way to Eat Rush Creek Reserve Rush Creek Reserve is the ultimate holiday cheese.  This delicious ooey-gooey stunner from Uplands Cheese is made in small quantities and is only available...

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November 12th, 2016
Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #7

Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #7

Baked Chevre + “Foiled Cucumber” Gewurztraminer THE CHEESE:  This is your no-brainer appetizer.  Take a log of fresh chevre, add some herbs and bake.  For this one, we used a...

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November 10th, 2016
Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #6

Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #6

Baked Brie + Domaine Roger Perrin Cotes du Rhone Blanc THE CHEESE: Brie is a holiday classic, but you can take it up a step by baking it.  Don’t buy...

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November 10th, 2016
Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #5

Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #5

Stilton + Niepoort Ruby Porter THE CHEESE: Stilton is one of the best known and loved British cheeses, and it’s a holiday classic.  Enough so that we make sure we carry...

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November 10th, 2016
Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #4

Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #4

Harbison + Mandrake Cabernet Sauvignon THE CHEESE: Harbison was named Best American Cheese in the World Cheese Awards last year.  That’s a big deal! One taste and you’ll see why.  It’s...

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November 10th, 2016
Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #3

Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #3

Delice de Bourgogne + Camin Larredya Juracon THE CHEESE: Second only truffles is a triple crème cheese.  What’s that you ask? It’s a cheese where the cheesemaker adds cream to the...

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November 10th, 2016
Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #2

Holiday Wine+Cheese Pairing #2

Tete de Moine + Vine Starr Zinfandel THE CHEESE: This is your party trick cheese if you have the special curler (girolle) to pull it off.  (If you don’t, we can...

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November 10th, 2016
Holiday Wine + Cheese  Pairing #1

Holiday Wine + Cheese  Pairing #1

Sottocenere al Tartufo + Joan d’Anguera Altaroses Montsant THE CHEESE: Truffles are the ultimate holiday indulgence, and Sottocenare al Tartufo (truffles in Italian) is a great way to incorporate them into...

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November 10th, 2016
Nov. 26: Small Business Saturday at Cobbler’s Corner

Nov. 26: Small Business Saturday at Cobbler’s Corner

#ShopLocal at Cobbler’s Corner on Saturday Kick off your holiday shopping and celebrate Small Business Saturday at Cobbler’s Corner. Participating merchants will be offering special discounts and tasty treats. Special...

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November 9th, 2016
Three Cheeses We’re Loving This Month

Three Cheeses We’re Loving This Month

November Cheese Club Selections Sottocenere al Tartufo Sottocenere means “under the ash” in Italian, and it’s the way they’ve been aging cheese for centuries.  In fact, ash-aged cheeses can be...

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November 1st, 2016
Shelburne Farms Clothbound Cheddar + Truffle Hunter Barbera

Shelburne Farms Clothbound Cheddar + Truffle Hunter Barbera

Clothbound Cheddar + Hunter Barbera The Cheese: Vermont makes a lot of great Cheddars, but one of our favorites is the clothbound cheddar that Shelburne Farms makes using raw milk...

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October 19th, 2016
Cheese Spotlight: Rogue River Blue

Cheese Spotlight: Rogue River Blue

The Taste of Fall: Rogue River Blue Did you know cheese is seasonal? (Here’s a blog post explaining how, but it has to do with the milking cycles of dairy...

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October 15th, 2016
Cheeses We’re Loving This Month

Cheeses We’re Loving This Month

October Cheese Club Selections Great Hill Dairy’s Great Hill Blue Raw Cow’s Milk, Massachusetts Great Hill Dairy, on the shores of Buzzard’s Bay, MA, 50 miles south of Boston, makes...

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October 8th, 2016
October is American Cheese Month

October is American Cheese Month

Five Ways to Celebrate (Four are Free!)   It’s Cheese Christmas!!!  Ok, not really.  But pretty close.  October is American Cheese Month, which means a 31 glorious days of American cheesy...

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September 30th, 2016
High-fat cheese: the secret to a healthy life?

High-fat cheese: the secret to a healthy life?

Be Healthy. Lose Weight. Eat More Cheese? Clearly as owners of a cheese shop, we don’t need a REASON to #EatMoreCheese.  After all, you can often find Steve in the...

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September 20th, 2016
Cheese Spotlight: Queso de Mano

Cheese Spotlight: Queso de Mano

Haystack Creamery’s Queso de Mano Want to eat local?  You can’t go wrong with Haystack Creamery.  They’ve been making stellar goat cheeses right here in Colorado since 1989. This month...

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September 18th, 2016
Three Cheeses We Love (September Edition)

Three Cheeses We Love (September Edition)

September Cheese Club Selections Haystack Mountain Queso de Mano Want to eat local?  You can’t go wrong with Haystack Mountain Cheese. They’ve been making stellar raw goat cheeses right here in...

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September 17th, 2016
Last Blast of Summer: Summer Wine + Cheese Pairings

Last Blast of Summer: Summer Wine + Cheese Pairings

Our Favorite Summer Wine + Cheese Pairings There’s already a chill in the air in the morning and the evening here in Colorado.  But as far as we are concerned,...

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August 30th, 2016
What Wine Goes with My Cheese?

What Wine Goes with My Cheese?

Wine and Cheese Are Natural Pairs, But… Many of our guests are intimidated trying to pick the “right” wine for their cheese. But there’s really no reason to be. First,...

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August 20th, 2016
Rocky Ford Cantaloupes LOVE Cheese

Rocky Ford Cantaloupes LOVE Cheese

It’s Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Season! If you’ve ever had a Rocky Ford cantaloupe, you’ll know why we are excited.  It’s so hard to be satisfied with any other cantaloupe after...

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August 20th, 2016
FDA Reconsiders Raw Milk Cheese Rules

FDA Reconsiders Raw Milk Cheese Rules

Regulators Rethink Raw Milk Regulations If you’ve attended our classes or talked with us in the shop, you know we are passionate about raw milk cheese.  It’s not that you...

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August 18th, 2016
August Cheese Club Selections

August Cheese Club Selections

August 2016 Cheese Club Selections Uplands Farm Pleasant Ridge Reserve Raw Cow’s Milk Cheese, Wisconsin Most people don’t think about artisan cheese, when they think about Wisconisn, but they should....

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August 3rd, 2016
Did You Know Cheese People Have a Conference?

Did You Know Cheese People Have a Conference?

2016 American Cheese Society Conference Each year, more than a thousand turophiles (cheese lovers) gather for a week of eating, drinking and learning at the American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference....

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August 2nd, 2016
Colorado Wins at the Cheese Oscars

Colorado Wins at the Cheese Oscars

Colorado Takes 9 Awards at Annual Competition Every year, thousands of cheeses compete in the annual awards competition sponsored by the American Cheese Society.  We call them the “Cheese Oscars.”...

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August 2nd, 2016
Meet Kate, She’s a Certified Cheese Professional

Meet Kate, She’s a Certified Cheese Professional

Our New Cheesemonger Kate   You may have noticed a new face behind the counter.  Meet Kate!  She’s been a cheesemonger for six years and has recently taken the helm...

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August 1st, 2016
Salumi Spotlight: Speck

Salumi Spotlight: Speck

Speck is a distinctly flavored, smoked, cured ham that merges the Northern European and Mediterranean flavors and traditions. True Speck comes from Italy’s northern-most province of Alto Adige, also known...

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July 17th, 2016
Cheese Spotlight: West West Blue

Cheese Spotlight: West West Blue

This cheese comes from a Vermont cheesemaking legend–Peter Dixon (with a lot of help from his wife Rachel and her sister Alex).  Peter is often called the godfather of Vermont...

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July 12th, 2016
What is Cold-Smoked Cheese?

What is Cold-Smoked Cheese?

There’s no doubt about it: it’s barbecue season. When you hear “barbecue,” we’re assuming you think of slow cooked meats, tangy sauces, and smoky flavors. But do you often think...

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July 9th, 2016
Hot Summer Day Suggestion: Vinho Verde + Rosie’s Robiola

Hot Summer Day Suggestion: Vinho Verde + Rosie’s Robiola

The temps are heating up, which means it’s time to start opening some thirst-quenching wines.  One of our go-to’s is Nortico Alvarinho’s Vinho Verde. It’s got a strong, slightly smoky,...

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July 8th, 2016
Cheese Spotlight: Taleggio

Cheese Spotlight: Taleggio

Taleggio is a washed-rind, cow’s milk cheese produced primarily in a high mountain valley in Northern Italy. What is a washed rind cheese you ask?  Well, it’s a cheese that’s...

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July 8th, 2016
The ULTIMATE Summer Cheese Gadget: Barbaclette

The ULTIMATE Summer Cheese Gadget: Barbaclette

Meet the Barbaclette, the gadget you didn’t know existed, but once you have it, you won’t know how you lived without it. What is it?  It’s the ultimate way to...

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July 2nd, 2016
Suggested Pairings: Pecorino Romano + Calabrese Pancetta

Suggested Pairings: Pecorino Romano + Calabrese Pancetta

The Cheese: Pecorino Romano If you know a little Italian this cheese’s name tells you two important things: what it’s made from and where it comes from. Pecora is Italian...

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June 30th, 2016
Cheese Spotlight: Shelburne Farms Clothbound Cheddar

Cheese Spotlight: Shelburne Farms Clothbound Cheddar

If you’ve been in the store, you’ve probably heard us say that Vermont is, in our opinion, ground zero in the American artisan cheesemaking movement.  Shelburne Farms is a prime...

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June 29th, 2016
Cheese Spotlight: Grayson

Cheese Spotlight: Grayson

We call Grayson Steve’s ‘Epiphany Cheese’. Years ago he was the winemaker and general manager of Virginia’s first winery, Farfelu Vineyards (for fun visit: http://bit.ly/1RTSZI8).  Farfelu means “wacky” in French,...

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June 24th, 2016
Pairing Suggestion: Manchego + Salchichon

Pairing Suggestion: Manchego + Salchichon

The Cheese Manchego is an ancient Spanish cheese that can only be made from whole milk from Manchega sheep, a breed that is only raised in the La Mancha region...

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June 19th, 2016
Cheese Spotlight: Jacobs & Brichford’s Everton

Cheese Spotlight: Jacobs & Brichford’s Everton

Everton is an Alpine-style cheese, sharper than a gruyere. With strong grassy notes, it is reminiscent of the pastures on which the cows have grazed. Though it melts easily, there remains a...

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June 13th, 2016
A Cheese+Wine Pairing for National Cheese Day!

A Cheese+Wine Pairing for National Cheese Day!

Unlike Festivus (which we love), National Cheese Day is not a fictional holiday.  It’s a real day!  And, after Christmas, it’s probably our favorite day of the year.  So in...

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June 3rd, 2016
A Suggested Wine and Cheese Pairing

A Suggested Wine and Cheese Pairing

This weekend unofficially marks the start of summer so we’re in the mood for easy drinking wines, which brings us to a pairing that is making us happy lately. Coeur...

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May 28th, 2016
Cheese Spotlight: Appenzeller

Cheese Spotlight: Appenzeller

Appenzeller is one of our favorite Alpine cheeses. It’s a raw milk cheese made in Switzerland, following a 700-year old tradition. It’s named after the region where it is made,...

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May 24th, 2016
I need to do WHAT with my cheese?

I need to do WHAT with my cheese?

Congratulations!  If you’re reading this, chances are good you either bought some artisan cheese or are about to. Good for you.  Now let’s talk about how you store it! The...

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May 20th, 2016
Cheese Spotlight: Bleu Mont Bandaged Cheddar

Cheese Spotlight: Bleu Mont Bandaged Cheddar

Bleu Mont Dairy’s Bandaged Cheddar When Science Friday told us there was a “mad scientist” in rural Wisconsin making a bandaged cheddar described as “an American treasure,” we were intrigued. ...

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May 18th, 2016
Cheese Spotlight: Poor Orphan’s Memento

Cheese Spotlight: Poor Orphan’s Memento

One of the things we love about the American artisan cheese movement is discovering the varied paths that the cheesemakers have taken to end up where they are.  We love...

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May 14th, 2016
Four Ways to Treat Mom

Four Ways to Treat Mom

Mother’s Day is next Sunday.  Are you ready? If not, we have four simple ways you can make mom feel special. 1.  Bring Her to Our Cheese+Bubbles Class If you...

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May 5th, 2016
Recipe for a Snowy April Day

Recipe for a Snowy April Day

We’re one day away from May and yet here we sit watching the snow flakes come down.  We’ll be honest.  We’re ready for Spring to arrive – and stay! But...

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April 30th, 2016
Chocolate Tasting Guide

Chocolate Tasting Guide

Cheese + Provisions is a cheese shop first and foremost, but we are pleased to offer a wide variety of gourmet food products that we think go amazingly well with...

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April 26th, 2016
Raw Milk Cheese Day is April 16

Raw Milk Cheese Day is April 16

THE TRUTH ABOUT RAW MILK CHEESE It’s safe to eat, delicious and nutritious. Join us on Saturday, April 16 Free Raw Milk Cheese Tasting Bar (11 am – 5 pm)...

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April 14th, 2016
Beer v. Wine Smackdown: The Cheese Edition

Beer v. Wine Smackdown: The Cheese Edition

Last Thursday, 18 lucky people joined us for a 2-hour class to test whether beer or wine paired better with cheese. We chose seven cheeses and then hand selected a...

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April 9th, 2016
April is Cheese Month! (Not Just Because We Said So)

April is Cheese Month! (Not Just Because We Said So)

T.S. Elliot said “April is the cruelest month.”  Maybe if you are an American-born, British author.  But if you ask us, April is the best month of the year, because...

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April 2nd, 2016
Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day is Coming – April 16

Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day is Coming – April 16

Join us on Saturday, April 16  Free Raw Milk Cheese Tasting Bar  11 am – 5 pm  No reservations or tickets needed.  Just come by any time.  We’ll be tasting...

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March 30th, 2016
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these Drunk Cheeses

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these Drunk Cheeses

Cheese might not initially come to mind when you think about St. Patrick’s Day, but allow us to explain why you might want to reconsider that (and give you a...

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March 17th, 2016
Bloomy Rind, Washed Rind, Huh?

Bloomy Rind, Washed Rind, Huh?

We know cheese is intimidating to a lot of people.  But to us, it really all boils down to – do you like it?  Yes?  Great.  Buy more.  No? Ok,...

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March 16th, 2016
Cheeses We Love This Month

Cheeses We Love This Month

Owning and running a cheese shop is a pretty good job.  We are surrounded by amazingly delicious cheeses.  We get to help our guests explore new flavors and we love...

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March 10th, 2016
And the Winner Is…..

And the Winner Is…..

We love the Oscars!  Ok, we’ll be honest.  Thanks to the whole “startup thing,” we haven’t actually seen many of the movies nominated this year.  But that won’t stop us from...

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February 28th, 2016
Your Valentine’s Day Playbook: Chocolate + Cheese

Your Valentine’s Day Playbook: Chocolate + Cheese

Done well, pairings take two separate eating experiences and combine them into a single elevated experience.  A successful pairing is always one that achieves balance. You know cheese and wine...

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February 8th, 2016
Beer+Cheese=Super Bowl Touchdown

Beer+Cheese=Super Bowl Touchdown

Super Bowl 50 is just around the corner so now it’s time to get serious about your game day plans.  Super Bowl is about two things if you ask us: football...

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February 5th, 2016
Did You Know Cheese is Seasonal?

Did You Know Cheese is Seasonal?

It’s a surprising fact to many of our guests that cheese is seasonal.  But when you stop and think about it, it makes total sense because cheesemakers depend on their...

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January 26th, 2016
My Love Affair with Epoisses

My Love Affair with Epoisses

A lot of our guests at Cheese+Provisions ask me how I got into cheese. Short answer: it all happened because my family moved to Belgium in 1978. I was a...

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January 19th, 2016
Colorado Wins at the Good Food Awards

Colorado Wins at the Good Food Awards

We love the annual Good Food Awards competition because it celebrates what we think food should be: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. Like us, they celebrate people who make food...

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January 19th, 2016
Winter Beer + Cheese Pairings

Winter Beer + Cheese Pairings

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January 16th, 2016
New Year’s Eve Planning? Champagne is Perfect with Cheese.

New Year’s Eve Planning? Champagne is Perfect with Cheese.

Looking for a New Year’s resolution that you’ll want to stick to?  We suggest “Eat More Cheese.” And you can get an early start on it with a decadent cheese+salumi...

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December 26th, 2015
Knock Knock!  Who’s There?  Cheese+Provisions Opening Day

Knock Knock! Who’s There? Cheese+Provisions Opening Day

It’s finally here!  Opening Day.  Whew! Thanks to everyone who has stopped by over the past week as we’ve put the final touches on the store.  We left the doors...

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December 15th, 2015
Grand Opening: December 15

Grand Opening: December 15

What began as an idea and a dream 18 months ago will become a reality on December 15 when Cheese+Provisions officially opens its door. It’s two months later than we’d...

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December 3rd, 2015
Couple’s zeal creates Cheese+Provisions

Couple’s zeal creates Cheese+Provisions

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December 3rd, 2015
The Cheese Buyer-Cheesemonger Relationship Dance

The Cheese Buyer-Cheesemonger Relationship Dance

One of the most common questions I get asked when I’m behind the counter is “Do you have any recommendations?”  The short answer to this question is “Yeah, you bet...

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October 31st, 2015
Where can I learn more about cheese?

Where can I learn more about cheese?

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October 31st, 2015
How do I store my artisan cheese?

How do I store my artisan cheese?

The most important thing you cheese loving Denverites need to know about storing your artisan cheese is this: Never wrap it in plastic! Cheese is a living, breathing thing, and wrapping it...

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October 18th, 2015
American Cheese Month: A Worthy Celebration

American Cheese Month: A Worthy Celebration

To most people, October means the beginning of fall. To me, it means American Cheese Month. The weather’s turning chillier, the leaves are falling and it’s time to eat American...

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October 17th, 2015
Cheese Tasting: The Advanced Course

Cheese Tasting: The Advanced Course

In my last post, we talked about how to really taste cheese.  This post will focus on a few more tips you can employ to get even more out your sample....

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October 4th, 2015
Fancy Food Show: Disneyland for Foodies

Fancy Food Show: Disneyland for Foodies

Here in Denver, we are lucky to be surrounded by some amazing food artisans. We love seeing them every weekend @thebigwonderful and all the fun foodie markets around the city....

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September 30th, 2015
Shake Up Your Denver Wedding with a Cheese “Cake”

Shake Up Your Denver Wedding with a Cheese “Cake”

It’s rare that my evening hour of “wind down” TV coincides so perfectly with my love of cheese.  That’s not to say that I don’t watch a lot of food-oriented...

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September 26th, 2015
On the Vermont Cheese Trail Sourcing Cheese

On the Vermont Cheese Trail Sourcing Cheese

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September 16th, 2015
The Zen of Cheese Tasting

The Zen of Cheese Tasting

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September 4th, 2015
Raw Milk Cheese at Risk?

Raw Milk Cheese at Risk?

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August 15th, 2015
Video Recap of Cheese Camp

Video Recap of Cheese Camp

Cheese Camp was a great week of sourcing new cheeses and meeting the who’s who of cheese.  We have a blog post about it, but if you’d rather just look...

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August 12th, 2015
Dispatch from Cheese Camp

Dispatch from Cheese Camp

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August 12th, 2015
In Praise of Raw Milk Cheese

In Praise of Raw Milk Cheese

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July 22nd, 2015
Video Recap of the Fancy Food Show

Video Recap of the Fancy Food Show

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July 17th, 2015
A Vertical Tasting of Artisan Cheese. Genius!

A Vertical Tasting of Artisan Cheese. Genius!

When I was a winemaker, we would often conduct vertical tastings of our wines. The idea behind these tastings was to take the same wine – say a Cabernet Sauvignon...

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June 29th, 2015
Image Gallery

Image Gallery

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June 28th, 2015
Do You Know ‘Nduja?

Do You Know ‘Nduja?

A couple of weeks ago, Slow Food brought its annual Slow Meat convention–a celebration of all things cured-meat-esque- to Denver. And because you can never have enough cured meat, Denver...

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June 20th, 2015
Cheese People are Just Good People

Cheese People are Just Good People

In preparation for opening Cheese+Provisions here in Denver, we have been traveling the country visiting other cheese shops for inspiration.  So far, we’ve hit San Francisco, L.A. Boston, New York,...

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June 10th, 2015
How Can I Help You Denver?

How Can I Help You Denver?

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May 31st, 2015
Urban Cheesemaking in the Nation’s Capital

Urban Cheesemaking in the Nation’s Capital

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September 21st, 2014
Cheese Tourism: The San Francisco Edition

Cheese Tourism: The San Francisco Edition

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May 31st, 2014
Cheese Tourism: The Boston Edition

Cheese Tourism: The Boston Edition

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March 3rd, 2014