Wine and cheese in the same package. Perfectly portable and legal for the underage too. I didn’t know that the award-winning Merlot Bella Vitano ( from Sartori cheese in Wisconsin) was gettable up in these parts.
But I went to the new Leslieville Cheese on Donlands and there it was. It’s referred to as a cheddar-parm hybrid in some reviews and does have the creamy quality and acidity of cheddar mixed with the savoury, sweet crunch of the Reggiano. In this one you also get a bit of that fermented grape tang.
I asked the cheese monger to write the other flavours on my cheese package/notepad–it also comes washed in raspberry ale, balsamic vinegar and rubbed with espresso. If you like the coffee-cheese idea you can also get the delicious lavender/espresso rubbed Barely Buzzed from Sobeys. Or you can read about my coffee and cheese pairing experience here.
Have a fantastic weekend!