Waterloo, WI — Offer a taste of romance with a touch of creativity this Valentine’s Day, with Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese gift boxes. Simply order a luxurious gift of Crave Brothers award-winning Wisconsin artisan cheeses online or by phone, and then let the celebration unfold. Gift box choices include the Crave Sampler ($22.99 plus shipping) and the Crave Brothers Mascarpone Pie Kit ($16 plus shipping). As cheese lovers know, chocolate and cheese belong together. Crave Brothers Cheese offers the following ideas for exploring the possibilities.
The Crave Sampler is an ideal assortment for entertaining at home, whether it’s just a romantic dinner for two or Valentine’s Day get-togethers with friends. This gift box features four favorite Crave Brothers Cheeses: two Farmer’s Rope String Cheese (1.5 pounds), Cheddar Cheese Curds (.75 pound), Marinated Fresh Mozzarella (.5 pound) and 2 containers of Mascarpone (1 pound).
Mascarpone cheese inspires a variety of compatible chocolate and cheese ideas for Valentine’s Day. Make Mascarpone Berry Trifle by combining angel food cake and strawberries with mascarpone and melted white chocolate. Create Dessert in a Cup with combinations such as white chocolate Mascarpone, strawberries, and Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Liqueur. On the Crave Brothers Cheese website atwww.cravecheese.com, you’ll find recipes such as Mascarpone Chocolate Truffles. Truffles incorporate semisweet chocolate, heavy cream, Mascarpone, sugar, a splash of liqueur such as Grand Marnier, and ground pecans or walnuts.
For casual get-togethers, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese is a versatile choice, ideal for snacking or melting on pizzas or in quesadillas. Crave Brothers Farmer’s Rope String Cheese has won more than 28 awards in prestigious cheese competitions, including Second Place in the 2017 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest.
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella ciliegine (cherry size balls) are marinated in an olive oil/canola oil blend with Crave Brothers’ custom mix of Italian seasonings, garlic, crushed red pepper and black pepper. Add Marinated Fresh Mozzarella to pasta salads, or serve as an appetizer with olives and fresh tomatoes. Crave Brothers Marinated Fresh Mozzarella earned Second Place honors in the 2017 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest.
If the cheese-lover in your life enjoys beer-friendly or cider-compatible cheese, Crave BrothersCheddar Cheese Curds offer the ultimate fresh cheese experience. Available in white cheddar, yellow cheddar and jalapeño varieties, Cheddar Cheese Curds have a squeaky texture and a mild, salty flavor. Crave Brothers Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Curds won First Place in the 2017 U.S. Cheese Championships, Natural Snack Cheese category.
Crave Brothers Mascarpone Pie Kit appeals to chocolate lovers, dessert lovers and cheese lovers alike. The kit comes with a recipe card, and includes an Oreo Pie Crust, a bag of Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate (12 ounces), and 2 containers of Mascarpone Cheese (1 pound). The filling recipe is as easy as pie: Stir melted chocolate into the Mascarpone until it’s well incorporated. If desired, can add a tablespoon or two of your own favorite liqueur (not included in the gift box)—Irish cream, coffee-flavored or amaretto—before transferring the filling to the pie crust. Chill before serving. Crave Brothers Chocolate Mascarpone Pie Filling won Second Place honors in the Creative and Innovative Products at the 2017 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest.
Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheeses are all made with milk from the Crave family’s own dairy herd. Their farmstead cheese-making facility uses 100 percent green power, and practices water conservation and recycling.
To order gift boxes from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, visit the website atwww.cravecheese.com or call 920-478-4887. The website offers additional product information and detailed recipes featuring the Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese varieties featured in these gift boxes.
The Crave family farms 2,500 acres of productive land in south-central Wisconsin, growing soybeans, corn and alfalfa to use as nutritious feed for their Holstein cows. From the manure digester to water recovery, sustainability is top-of-mind on the farm. Every pound of cheese made by George Crave, a licensed cheese maker, is made with milk from the family’s herd. Crave Brothers produces Fresh Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Part-skim Mozzarella, Oaxaca, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese, and Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds in white, yellow and jalapeño varieties.
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