There’s a lot you can do with the items presented in this box: Build a cheese board, play a game of poker, build the most amazing St Patty Melt… you’re very lucky to be receiving this metaphorical pot of gold.
Don’t take my word for it. Go on, dig through!
Just for giggles, we asked our entire creamery staff to suggest the perfect movies and songs to pair with this box. Here’s a few...
Rounders Poker Face, Lady Gaga
Maverick The Gambler, Kenny Rogers
The House Get Lucky, Daft Punk
Big John’s Cajun
Rubbed with Cajun spices
Liven up your taste buds with the cheese that tamed both the crisp lager and the pilsner. Big John’s Cajun is the cheese for a spice lover who doesn’t shy away from cayenne (or adventure). Also rubbed with a blend of garlic and celery seed, the bold orange rind this rub creates earns it a rightful place on any board or as the cheese of choice on any deli fresh sandwich.
It’s Beehive. It’s fresh. It’s Beehive Fresh!
You’re pretty lucky, this cheese is so limited we don’t even have a label for it. We created it especially for shredding and melting, making it ideal for the St. Patty Melt recipe we’ve included at the end of this info sheet.
1 pound of Fresh Chive Curds
Squeaky Bee meets Chives
Curds are created at the very start of our cheese making process, before being pressed together to form our cheddar. But these curds were lucky enough to be taken out early and dressed up with green chives. Pair with a bright, crisp ale or lager.
Creminelli Finocchio Salami
A classic Tuscan recipe
Made out of coarsely chopped pork meat, this fennel flavored dry sausage is a legendary piece of Italian charcuterie. A Tuscan dry cured salami, Finocchio has a strong flavor balanced with salt, fennel, and pork. It’s a stunning pair with Big John’s Cajun and amber ale mustard.
Creminelli uses a natural casing, which you should remove before eating – simply score with a knife lengthwise and peel back.
Fermented cabbage. What’s not to love!?
Love it or hate it, this fermented cabbage’s distinctly sour taste is made to pair with a variety of foods and even some fermented drinks. Sauerkraut can pair with (or replace) an artisan cheese on a cheese board, add the final touch to your burger, or can be enjoyed right from the jar.
Sun Valley Amber Ale Mustard
The perfect condiment for your St. Patty Melt, Sun Valley Mustard’s Amber Ale blends amber ale beer with a unique mixture of spices to produce a balanced mustard with a delicious malty flavor that pairs well with sausages and meats. Charcuterie? Sandwich? Straight into your mouth? You’re set.
Effie’s Rye Biscuits
Home style + new style
Reminiscent of traditional European country breads, Effie’s crisp and buttery Rye Biscuits feature stone-ground rye, toasted walnuts and a dash of caraway. They’re a terrific match for fruit chutneys, onion jam or our cheddar.
Top a biscuit with salami, cheese, sauerkraut, and a little mustard for the perfect subscription box bite. Tastes like a tiny pastrami on rye!
Poker & a Pint
It’s time to go wild because you’re getting two very special Beehive gifts. Use the pint glass for the ales and lagers you plan on pairing with the Big John’s Cajun and curds, and use the poker deck to test your luck of the draw. Both are best used in the presence of cheese, beer and/or a St. Patty Melt… or go wild and have the whole pot!
Heather’s Mustard Sauce
In a sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, salt, pepper, and beer. Cook until onions are softened and caramelized. Add beer, garlic, sauerkraut, and balsamic vinegar. Cook 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and cool.
Combine beef and seasonings and form into patties. Cook in a frying pan to your preference. While your patties cook, mix the mustard sauce ingredients together and set aside.
Let’s put these St. Patty Melts together! Heat a clean sauté pan to medium. Butter one side of two slices of rye bread. Lay the first slice in a pan with the buttered side down. Spread the mustard sauce on the slice, add onion mix, beef patty, shredded cheese. Top with the remaining slice of bread. Toast on one side then flip over sandwich until the other side is toasted and the Beehive Fresh cheese is melted.
Serve with mustard sauce on the side.