Il Formaggio : February 2017

Take the edge off of these cold winter nights and indulge our February La Famiglia shipment, which includes the first releases of our reserve wines expertly paired with two of our newest cheeses! Here’s an look at what you’ll be receiving on your doorstop in just a few days, complete with expert pairing and serving…

Our Seasonal Cheeses are Back!

The holiday season is finally upon us and we have all of your favorite winter cheeses back at Le Vigne! After hand-selecting a collection of seasonal, artisanal cheeses from all over the world, we brought the following assortment into the tasting room for our annual holiday sale. Now you can impress your friends with a…

Our Holiday Cheese Flight

The holidays are finally upon us! We’ve been busy preparing for the winter months by decorating our tasting room, planning a variety of brand new events, and releasing some of our most special reserve wines. We even came out with a brand new wine and cheese flight, specifically tailored to the holiday season. With flavors…

La Famiglia Shipment: October 2016

  We’ve finally released our October  La Famiglia Wine Club shipment! Almost all of the wines included in this shipment are brand new releases that we’re currently pouring in our tasting room. The cheeses included in this shipment are available at the winery for sample as well, so stop by and try these special wines…

Cheese of the Week: Halloumi

Halloumi is a sheep, goat, and sometimes cow’s milk cheese that originates from the island of Cyprus, located in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. Produced since the Byzantine era (AD 395-1191), this semi-hard, unripened brined cheese has become very popular in Levant, Greece, Turkey, and recently, the United Kingdom. It has a firm texture, causing the…

Cutting into an 87-pound Grana Padano Wheel

Our cheese girls faced a new challenge this week when Cafe Roma, a restaurant and wine bar in San Luis Obispo, ordered an entire wheel of Grana Padano for a private banquet. They had a special request for this massive 87.5-pound wheel: that it be cut in half, along the side, in a perfectly straight…

Cheese of the Week: Cambria Clothbound

This cow’s milk cheddar cheese from Stepladder Creamery in Cambria, CA has a natural rind produced from the bandage it is wrapped in as it ages. With a crumbly yet creamy texture, it tastes slightly more savory savory than sweet, while also producing a prominent sharpness on the finish.The tyrosine crystals that develop after four…

Cheese of the Week: Piave Oro del Tempo

This cheese is named after the Piave river in Belluno, Italy. The area surrounding the river is where the cows’ milk is collected and produced into this cheese.. Aged for a minimum of 12 months, this cheese is pale straw in color with a full, nutty flavor that intensifies as the cheese matures. Once fully…

Central Coast Cheese Flight

We’re celebrating the cheeses of the Central Coast by putting five of our favorite local cheeses on our cheese flight and pairing them with our wines! With their delicious flavors and creamy textures, these cheeses from Central Coast Creamery and Stepladder Creamery are some of our most popular and won’t last on the shelves for…

Adventures at Stepladder Creamery

We’re spending the next few weeks featuring a variety of cheeses from the Californian Central Coast in our tasting room! Our brand new cheese flight now features three cheeses from Central Coast Creamery and two cheeses from Stepladder Creamery. We decided to celebrate by taking a trip out to Stepladder Creamery in the highlands of…

Mozzarella Party: August 20

Join us in celebrating Italy’s iconic cheese, a culinary classic and global favorite! The Gouda Party was such a success that we’ve decided to add another cheese-pairing event to our calendar! This time, we’re going to be showcasing several different styles of Mozzarella cheese in gourmet bites that will pair with our wines. We will…

Our Cheese on the Central Coast

We frequently get called upon by various wineries, caterers, and chefs in the area to make cheese platters for their events! Here’s a sneak peak on what our cheese girls have been doing for the last couple of weeks… A customer ordered a platter for a private event, and we’re thinking that they were pretty…