Enjoy Hickory Farms’ New Reserve Collection!

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 Comice and Red pears, as well as our new artisanal Classic Cheddar Cheese.

Cheese lovers will really appreciate our Slate Cheese Board Set. The hand-cut board is made from slate quarried in North America and crafted in Raleigh, N.C. It comes with two cheese knives designed for slicing and serving both creamy and hard cheeses, and we even include a soapstone chalk to label your tasting delights. This set makes a lovely and thoughtful hostess gift. Order two so you’ll have one for yourself!

Call 800.753.8558 or visit www.hickoryfarms.com to place your order today.

Sweet Valentine’s Day Gifts

The winter months and the cold temperatures that they bring are the perfect reason to stay inside with the one you love. This Valentine’s Day, make sure Cupid’s arrow shoots straight and true by gifting your loved ones with the perfect present. Hickory Farms has found some interesting ideas for couples to share with one another.

For Her

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  • You can’t go wrong with a little sparkle for your best girl. Marc Jacobs’ Love Stud earrings in 10 karat gold are a wonderful way to remind her she’ll always hold the key to your heart.

 

  • Our decadent dozen Hickory Farms Italian Ice Cream Truffles gift box is a sure way to shower your sweetheart with delicious sweets.

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  • This I Love You Plant Kit is a living symbol of the love you share each day. Each kit contains all she’ll need to grow a sweet pea plant.

For Him

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  • Our box of Hickory Farms Snowflake Pretzels is sure to warm his heart, while he watches basketball and munches away this winter.

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  • Is your man a lover of literature? Give him a set of Pride and Prejudice cufflinks that say how ardently you admire and love him on the inside.

Hickory Farms Sweet Indulgences make for wonderful surprise offerings of love or friendship all year long. Best of all, you can shop online from the comfort of your home, or stop by a store near you to pick up a quick gift or staples to re-stock your pantry. Our gift baskets have a little something in them for everyone to enjoy. Call 800.753.8558 to place your Valentine’s Day order today.

Featured Basket – All the Cellar’s Best

 

Wine and cheese is a match made in heaven. When properly paired, they bring out greater complexities in one another, leading to a more enjoyable tasting experience. Enjoy Hickory Farms‘ gourmet wine and cheese with our All the Cellar’s Best basket. These simple pairing tips will bring such a burst of flavor; it will make you appreciate tastes like you never had before.

When you’re new to pairing, there are two primary rules to follow for selecting your wine and cheese combinations — match acidity and power of flavor. This will keep your pairings balanced and prevent strong cheeses from overwhelming mild wines or vice versa. You’ll also want to bring your cheeses to room temperature before tasting. When tasting, try your wine first, followed by a bite of cheese.

 

Semi-hard cheeses, such as our 3 Year Aged Cheddar, are some of the most versatile cheeses for pairing. Try them with anything from a bold red to a sweet white to bring out new nuances of flavor.

The smoked cheeses in our All the Cellar’s Best basket make a great pairing with a good red wine with nice oak notes. Pair it with the Clos du Bois Pinot Noir included in the basket. This will highlight the smokiness and really make the flavors pop.

 

One of the wonderful things about cheeses with distinct flavors is that they can be paired in multiple ways. For greater contrast, try a crisp wine, such as a Pinot Grigio or, to play up the pepper notes, try a Sauvignon Blanc. Pairing multiple wines with one cheese is a great way to really showcase the wine’s influence on the taste of the cheese.

 

Blue veined cheeses, like our Smoked Blue Cheese, are another great pairing partner. Bring out the intense, nutty flavors of this cheese with a bold red. The salty finish also pairs well with a sweet port for a surprising and delicious dessert course.

With these tips and the gourmet wine and cheese in our All the Cellar’s Best basket, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy a fantastic tasting party. You may even discover some new favorite flavor combinations!