Queen Bee Porcini Cheddar From Beehive, The Best American Cheese

[1] Super Gold Medal winner: Queen Bee Porcini (all photos © Beehive Cheese). [2] Gold medalist: Red Butte Hatch Chile. [3] Silver medal: Promontory cheddar. [4] Silver medal: Seahive, rubbed with Redmond Real Salt and local wildflower honey [5] Another silver: Teahive, cheddar rubbed with Earl Grey tea. [6] Bronze award: Pour Me A Slice,…
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Superpremium & A Bonus: It’s Lactose Free Beckon Ice Cream

[1] Each flavor is heavenly: We set them up in a buffet line, just us and a spoon (all photos © Beckon Ice Cream). [2] A coupe of Beckon’s Peanut Butter Cup, with swirls of PB and flecks of chocolate. We added a few mini peanut butter cups for garnish (slice them in half). [3]…
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Les Legendes Bordeaux From Lafite Rothschild: Wonderful, Affordable

Certainly, everyone who drinks Bordeaux wine knows of Château Lafite Rothschild, the premier cru classe of the Pauillac region of Bordeaux. If they’re lucky enough, they’ve had it more than once. But a bottle of the 2008 vintage, which is ready to drink now, is $995. The 2009 Carruades de Lafite, the winery’s second label,…
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Divine Bovine Gourmet Beef Jerky, Bacon, Pork & Turkey Jerky

Divine Bovine is everything we look for in a jerky: tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef with the added bonus of no nitrates, no preservatives, and no MSG. “Holy Cow It’s Terrific,” says the bag. We agree, and could not stop eating piece after piece until the aforementioned bag was empty. This is not hard jerky; it does…
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Stroopwafel Cookies: Delicious For Every Day & Cookie Gifts

[1] Stroopwafel cookies, made to top a cup of coffee but yummy with another beverage—or alone (all photos © 3 Bros Cookies). [2] There’s a selection of gift boxes, including a holiday gift box with chocolate-dipped, decorated cookies. [3] Prefer milk? It’s a delicious combination. [4] The holiday gift tin. [5] Try your hand at…
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