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One Great Dish: Rootstock's Cheese Plate

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Mar 15, 2010 4:40PM

2010_03_rootstock_cheese.jpg Check out this beautiful cheese plate, one of many reasons that Rootstock was one of our favorite new bars last year. That is every cheese the Humboldt Park wine bar carries on its menu. You've got the Minnesota Big Woods Blue at the bottom left, a sheep's milk cheese with a light, grassy note. Directly above that is Alpine, a cow's milk cheese from New York state with hardness like Parmesan, but a rich complex flavor. Next to the Alpine is another New York state cow's milk cheese with a washed rind and fruity complexion called Hudson Red.

These and the other three cheeses are perfectly complemented by fruit pairings including walnuts with a blood orange glaze, located between the Alpine and Big Woods Blue.