October Cheeses of the month

Grab these crowd favorites for 25% off while inventory lasts! #1: Bayley Hazen Blue Made by Jasper Hill Farm of Vermont, Bayley Hazen Blue was voted the “World’s Best Unpasteurized Cheese” at the 2014 World Cheese Awards. This cheese is 100% a masterpiece of Jasper Hill. The milk comes from the farm’s Ayrshire cows. It is made into cheese at their creamery and then transported to the blue cheese vaults in their cellars for “affinage,” which is the final stage of cheesemaking. Short and stout… Read More »October Cheeses of the month

Don’t feel bad about your cheese problem – it’s just science!

Do you have a cheese problem? (We sure do, so no judgment here!) Turns out there is a scientific explanation behind why we can’t help but love cheese. Researchers from the University of Michigan have revealed that cheese contains a chemical found in addictive drugs. Using the Yale Food Addiction Scale, designed to measure a person’s cravings, the study found that cheese is particularly lovable (and hard to turn down) because it contains casein. The… Read More »Don’t feel bad about your cheese problem – it’s just science!

Recipe: Blue Cheese Encrusted Steak

For a more mildly flavored cut, like filet mignon, the blue cheese and balsamic caramelized shallots add to the overall flavor of the steak significantly. With something like a strip steak or ribeye that has a bigger, beefier flavor, the crust stands up to the cut and complements it nicely.

What’s the big deal about Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese?

One of Eureka Charcuterie’s most popular blue cheeses, Bayley Hazen Blue, is made by Jasper Hill Farm. In 2014, Bayley Hazen was voted the “World’s Best Unpasteurized Cheese” at the World Cheese Awards. This cheese is 100% a masterpiece of Jasper Hill. The milk comes from the farm’s Ayrshire cows. It is made into cheese at their creamery and then transported to the blue cheese vaults in their cellars for “affinage,” which is the final stage of cheesemaking. Jasper Hill Farm, the expansive dairy project hatched… Read More »What’s the big deal about Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese?

The cured pork known as ‘salmon ham’: Lachsschinken

One of the world’s best-known cured meats is lachsschinken, originating in the Bavaria region of Germany. Lachsschinken is a pork ham, even though its name in German literally translates to “salmon ham.” It is a very lean, mild tasting, pink-colored ham, not at all salty, and is often said to have a flavor similar to smoked salmon. In fact, Lachsschinken is even served like smoked salmon: sliced so thin you can almost see through it… Read More »The cured pork known as ‘salmon ham’: Lachsschinken

What is Charcuterie & where did it come from?

Charcuterie (pronounced shar-COO-tur-ree) originally referred to a selection of cold cured meats, and it has been a food staple in Europe for over 500 years. Curing is a process that dries the meat out slowly, while preserving it with salt and spices – instead of modern-day preservative chemicals such as nitrates. So basically, curing with salt and spices cooks the meat and keeps it from going bad at the same time. Sometimes it can take… Read More »What is Charcuterie & where did it come from?

Halloween Charcuterie COMPETITION RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Eligibility Halloween Themed Charcuterie Board Competition 2020 (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of EurekaCharcuterie.com and other companies associated… Read More »Halloween Charcuterie COMPETITION RULES

Eureka Charcuterie has everything you need to create a delicious Charcuterie board to suit any tastes and any budget.

Health Benefits of Charcuterie & the Grazing Lifestyle

Grazing – as defined for humans – means eating a variety of appetizers as a full meal, or eating snacks throughout the day in place of a few full meals. According to the American Dietetic Association and the European Food Information Council, eating more frequently throughout the day versus two or three full meals helps increase metabolism, increases concentration, helps lower cholesterol, cuts out on those after-meal slumps, helps control blood sugar, and lowers the… Read More »Health Benefits of Charcuterie & the Grazing Lifestyle