Pastorale Blend should be taken out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving for optimal texture and flavor. It’s smooth and dense and easy to slice and grate.
Pastorale Blend has a rustic, back-to-the-land personality, so it likes full-flavored, but not too dominant, drinks. We like to drink smooth porters and stouts, Scotch ales and slightly bitter fruit beers and radlers with it. If we want wine, then chianti, syrah and beaujolais are all matches made in heaven.
This cheese makes a mean frittata with fresh herbs and whatever sweet vegetable you have on hand. We love sweet and juicy yellow corn for that. We also, of course, like to enjoy Pastorale Blend with small bites and on a cheese board designed to start a conversation. Crusty bread, dried nuts, olives, cured meats and marinated mushrooms all pair nicely.