Featured Basket – Complete Cellar Flight

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To get the most flavor and enjoyment from Hickory Farms’ award-winning cheeses, here’s a short guide to our most popular brands. It’s a better taste experience to begin with the younger, milder cheeses and build up to the bolder varieties. We also suggest using separate knives to cut each type to keep flavors from mixing.   Classic One-Year Aged Cheddar Cheddar is the world’s most popular cheese and is made from cow’s milk. It’s a hard variety, and when aged one year, should be slightly crumbly in texture with a rather mild, mellow taste. Color can range from white to yellow-orange.   Three-Year Aged Cheddar The sharper taste of this selection will melt in your mouth. It has an almost nutty flavor that is perfect atop a burger, a piece of summer sausage or a cracker. Our Smoked Garlic Cheddar and Apple Smoked Cheddar with Paprika have interesting layers of flavor that will linger on your taste buds.   Smoked Pepper Jack Originally derived from Monterey Jack, pepper jack cheese gets its kick from an infusion of jalapenos, habaneros, garlic, rosemary and sweet peppers. It makes delicious quesadillas and also works well on burgers. You can also enjoy this semi-soft, flavorful cheese …
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Enjoy Hickory Farms’ New Reserve Collection!

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As the rest of the country is digging out from a long, frigid winter, you can bring a bit of summer’s bounty into your home with Hickory Farms’ gourmet food baskets from our new Hickory Farms Reserve Collection. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites we’re sure you’ll enjoy. Our Fresh From the Farm Gift Basket is full of delicious Red D’Anjou, Comice and Golden pears, delightfully crunchy Fuji and Granny Smith apples, wedges of our rich and creamy Triple Crême cheese and Apple Smoked Cheddar with Paprika. All these treats are tucked alongside a selection of salted and roasted cashews, almonds, mixed nuts and dried fruit.   Your indoor picnic awaits you with our All the Cellar’s Best basket. Sip on a glass of Clos du Bois Pinot Noir, which pairs sublimely with the aged dry salami, as well as the selection of seven different cheese varieties. Everything mingles nicely with the wine’s muted raspberry notes. When friends drop by unexpectedly, this is great to have on hand for no-fuss serving. Spend an evening snuggling fireside with your sweetheart while enjoying the bounty of our Vineyards and Orchards Gift Box. Chill the bottle of Bogle Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc and nibble on slices of Fuji apple, Crown …
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Birthday Gifts for Foodie Friends

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Have you been racking your brain trying to think of the perfect birthday gift for a friend? For the foodie friend that seems to have it all, your personal touch and a little TLC will go a long way toward making their birthday gift extra special. Give the food enthusiasts in your life a wonderful gift they won’t forget with these fantastic food basket ideas. Decadent truffles are a truly special treat. Make your own by melting chocolate, amaretto,and vanilla in a double broiler. Cool the mixture before forming into small balls rolled in sugar and cocoa. Wrap your truffles in a festive box and present the lucky birthday person with your treats, accompanied by a box of Hickory Farms Italian Ice Cream Truffles. This decadent combination of sweets will be a perfect alternative to the classic birthday cake. Give your friends the gift of a great, homemade Italian meal. Make a fun pizza kit by wrapping homemade pizza dough, a cup of sauce and an assortment of toppings together. Include our Cheddar Flight with Salami for a great antipasti course. Spice it up by making homemade hot sauce. In a large pan, boil down vinegar, carrots, onion, lime, garlic, …
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