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Sonoma Market

Sonoma, CA 95476
6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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CHEESE RIOT PAIRINGS

cheese riot

Feed your appetite for destruction with STRONG, HARD and AGGRESSIVE cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano and SHARP aged cheddar. Wash it all down with a swig of a BIG red, BITTER IPA, FIERY cocktail or anything spiked. As for the nosh pit, sink your teeth into flavor-packed picks like SOUR apples, SALTY salami and RICH roasted nuts. Let the headbanging begin.

IN YOUR FACE: Aged two years to create a killer flavor and crystal structure, Face Rock Creamery Extra Aged Cheddar will take on any booze you throw at it. Offset the sweet and nutty finish in the cheese with the big hop character and bitterness in Knee Deep Brewing Co. Breaking Bud IPA.

ROCK, ROCK ON: Bring a little fire to the party by pitting the award-winning Face Rock Creamery Extra Aged Cheddar against Cutwater Spirits Spicy Bloody Mary. This extreme canned cocktail takes down the cheese’s crumbly complexity with rich tomato umami, screaming pepper spice and Fugu vodka.

RYE HARD: A powerful cheese with crystal structure like Boni Parmigiano Reggiano demands a big, bold beverage that won’t be overpowered. Enter Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky. With its distinct spice backed by hints of dried fruits and toffee, it’s ready to take the challenge head on.

BARBARIC: Intense, herbal, nutty and complex, Boni Parmigiano Reggiano has strong roots nearly 1000 years in the making. Luckily, Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti can hold its own against this hardcore cheese, with a bright, acidic backbone that highlights the vibrant fruit flavors. 

HEAVY METAL: With nutty, earthy tones of toasted caramel and roasted meat, Fiscalini San Joaquin Gold is about as metal as it gets. Pair with the lush, full-bodied Château La Freynelle Bordeaux, a merlot-cabernet sauvignon blend exploding with ripe tannins, dark currant and blackberry.

Craving more cheese? Amp up the gig with another rock star like Pecorino Romano. 

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