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MICHAEL LANDIS

Food and Beverage Educational Services

American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional
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Beer & Cheese Pairing Stories.  A collection of more than 300 beer and cheese pairings.

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Episode 34.1 - Padgett Arnold - 5 Cheese Tasting
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Episode 34.1 - Padgett Arnold - 5 Cheese Tasting

This is the edited version of the cheese pairings only. Padgett talked about her cheeses. We were joined by Eric Casella and Nora Granger with Counter Cheese Caves during the tasting portion, they worked with Padgett on an Alpine cheese and we will taste and talk about that as well. This collection of cheeses has been designed for folks participating in the virtual cheese tasting and you can order your kit at anytime, cheeses for the Virtual Cheese Tasting Sequatchie Cove Creamery Walden Sequatchie Cove Creamery Cumberland Sequatchie Cove Creamery Gruetli Sequatchie Cove Creamery Bellamy Blue Sequatchie Cove Creamery Shakerag Blue Suggested (optional) pairing to add on to your order: Apis Mercantile Raw Wildflower Honeycomb Sequatchie Cove Creamery Virtual Cheese Tasting Kit $ 50.00 https://www.countercheesecaves.com/sequatchie-cove-creamery-virtual-cheese-tasting-kit/sequatchiekit Here’s what I paired up during the session: Sequatchie Cove Creamery Walden The Preservation Society Fig Spread Effie’s Homemade Pecan Biscuits Bell’s Brewery Oberon American Wheat Ale Sequatchie Cove Creamery Cumberland Savanah Bee Company Whipped Honey with Lemon Effie’s homemade Original Oat Biscuits Bell’s Brewery Oberon American Wheat Ale Sequatchie Cove Creamery Gruetli Bonnie’s Jams Apricot Orange Firehook Rosemary Sea Salt Organic Mediterranean Baked Crackers Cigar City Brewing Maduro Brown Ale Sequatchie Cove Creamery Bellamy Blue Taste Elevated Booze Thyme Cherries Rustic Bakery Olive Oil & Sel Gris Organic Sourdough Flatbread Cigar City Brewing Maduro Brown Ale Sequatchie Cove Creamery Shakerag Blue Fat Toad Farm Salted Bourbon - Kentucky straight Bourbon Rustic Bakery Olive Oil & Sel Gris Organic Sourdough Flatbread Cigar City Brewing Maduro Brown Ale
Episode 44 - Session # 2 - Basil Hayden Rye & Marieke Gouda Cheese Pairing
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Episode 44 - Session # 2 - Basil Hayden Rye & Marieke Gouda Cheese Pairing

Michael Landis, Marieke Penterman & Laurie Baierl with Holland Family Farms and featuring Adam Harris the Senior Ambassador with the James B. Beam Distilling Co for our segment on Basil Hayden’s Straight Rye & Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye (port finish). We paired them up with Marieke Gouda’s. Marieke Penterman & Laurie Baierl with Holland Family Farms paired the Bourbons with Marieke aged Gouda – 9 – 12 month, Marieke Smoked Gouda and Marieke Bacon Gouda. Basil Hayden’s Straight Rye Whiskey & Marieke Aged Gouda Experience the finest embodiment of the sweetness of bourbon and the spiciness of rye Aroma - Rich caramel and brown sugar complemented by back notes of soft rye and vanilla Taste - A balanced blend of sumptuous rye and brown sweets with an ample woody accent Cheese Pairing – Marieke Aged Gouda Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye & Marieke Bacon Gouda & Marieke Smoked Gouda Two flavorful whiskies and a touch of port tastefully converge in our one-of-kind Dark Rye Aroma - Oaky notes balanced with dark berries and molasses Taste - Complex blend of caramel, dried fruit, and oak with back notes of spice and a rounded mouth feel Cheese Pairing – Marieke Bacon Gouda & Marieke Smoked Gouda You can order your cheeses for the pairing and taste with us at the recorded session on my YouTube Channel, Michael Landis Cheese at https://www.mariekegouda.com/product-page/marieke-gouda-plain-aged-9-12-months-1-lb https://www.mariekegouda.com/product-page/marieke-gouda-smoked-6-9-months-1-lb https://www.mariekegouda.com/product-page/marieke-gouda-bacon-2-4-months-1-lb
Episode 45.1 - Brian Gilbert  5 Cheese tastings Part 2 of 2
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Episode 45.1 - Brian Gilbert 5 Cheese tastings Part 2 of 2

Michael & Brian Gilbert Cheesemonger & Food Educator, ACS CCP, CCSE and Head Cheesemonger with Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. Paired up the following cheeses, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Flagship. Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Flagship Reserve, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese 4-Year Aged Flagship, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Smoked Flagship & Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Flagsheep. You can order directly from them and taste along with us, information below. Here’s what we paired up: Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Flagship Cheddar Bonnie’s Jams Red Pepper Jelly Effie’s homemade Corn Biscuits Key West Brewing Sunset Amber Ale Pink Bartlett - Girl Meets Dirt, WA https://www.girlmeetsdirt.com/shop/pink-bartlett Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Flagship Reserve Clothbound Cheddar Rutherford and Meyer Fig Fruit paste Rustic Bakery Olive Oil & Sel Gris Organic Sourdough Flatbread Kona Brewing Co Big Wave Golden Ale Nectar (Honey Balsamic Redux) - BeeWorks Farm, WA http://www.beeworks.farm/products Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Flagsheep The Preservation Society Fig Spread Rustic Bakery Olive Oil & Sel Gris Organic Sourdough Flatbread Kona Brewing Co Big Wave Golden Ale Emerald City Kraut - Firefly Kitchens, WA http://www.fireflykitchens.com/ Beecher’s Handmade Cheese 4-Year Aged Flagship Cheddar Fat Toad Farm Spicy Dark Chocolate - Taza Organic Stone Ground Chocolate Effie’s Homemade Cocoa Biscuits with Coconut Cigar City Brewing Maduro Brown Ale Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Woodinville Whiskey Co., WA https://www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com/products/straight-bourbon-whiskey/ Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Smoked Flagship Le Trois Petits Cochons Sliced Jambon Sec - Sliced French-style Dry Cured Ham Le Trois Petits Cochons Moutarde a l’Ancienne - Whole Grain Mustard Brewer’s Crackers Sea Salt Flatbread Crackers Pyramid Brewing Snowcap Winter Ale Honeycomb - BeeWorks Farm, WA http://www.beeworks.farm/products You can still order your Beecher’s cheese box and taste with us. https://www.beechershandmadecheese.com/flagship-favorites
 
 
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