Murray’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

This year’s been full of ups and downs, but one thing you can still count on is our annual Gift Guide! Whether you’re carrying out old traditions with family or planning for a new style of celebration at home, we’ve got everything you need to make this holiday season full of cheesy cheer, from our favorite hosting essentials to gift ideas that are guaranteed to please everyone on your list.

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Behind the Blue: A Cavemaster Conversation

Love bold flavor? You’ll want to meet our latest Caves experiment, Cavemaster Labs Finocchietto Blue, a fennel-coated version of Point Reyes Bay Blue. Inspired by traditional herb-coated Italian cheeses, our Caves team took this blue to a new level by infusing it with notes of anise and deeply savory profile that blends hints of soy sauce, chocolate, and a touch of tropical fruit. We sat down with Head Cavemaster Peter Jenkelunas to get the inside scoop on how this creamy flavor bomb came to fruition.

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Baked Brie: A Holiday Favorite

Looking for a classic comfort food that’s as easy as 1, 2, 3? We’ve got the answer: Baked Brie. With or without the puff pastry, this cheesy delight is a melty, indulgent treat that takes just a few minutes to prep, and is guaranteed to please at any gathering. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite components, toppings, and how a simple wheel of brie can be transformed into gourmet appetizer or dessert.

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An Original Story: Cavemaster 80:10:10

If you haven’t met this iconic cheese yet, now’s your chance. 80:10:10, named for the mixed milk ration of cow, goat, and sheep’s milk cheese that comprises this buttery beauty, is more than just your run-of-the-mill washed rind creation. Aside from receiving honors at the 2019 ACS Awards, this fan favorite possesses a rare nomenclature: Cavemaster Original. While our Caves cheeses are rounded up into a number of specific categories–Cavemaster Reserve, Cavemaster Labs, and Cave Aged, to name a few–80:10:10 has a different designation: Cavemaster Original, a newer category that’s defined by a cheese’s journey from milk recipe to affinage.

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