Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Experience Southern hospitality throughout the summer with food festivals, NASCAR and hot air balloons! Stave off the heat with Beer, Bourbon & BBQ and celebrate the Fourth of July with a charity run. North Carolina’s capital is host to these events and more, so if you’re nearby, be sure to plan a visit soon!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Last year, meatballs exploded on the scene–they were appetizers on haute menus, featured snacks at local festivals, and even the stars of their own meatball restaurants.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sometimes, when you’re chopping up 10 types of vegetables, you need a little background music to keep you going. Or you need a song to relax to while you wait for your chicken to roast. Whether you’re planning a party or cooking for one, music can be the perfect pairing for your mellow moments. That’s why we’ll be sharing monthly playlists with you, featuring our favorite fun (and free!) new music.
We recently discovered the internet radio website 8tracks.com, which offers thousands of user-curated mixes to explore and share. You can search through existing playlists or create your own. It’s also available through the 8tracks Smartphone App on iPhone and Android, so you can stream new music wherever you go. Happy listening!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Masters Golf Tournament, held at the Augusta National Golf Club, is one of the premier sporting and social events of the year. Each April, about 800 people gather for a week of golf, sun, and great Southern Food! This April, Castello will be joining Vera Vera–a veteran catering company that has been cooking for The Masters for over a decade—at the hospitality tent.
We spoke with Christina at Very Vera to get the inside scoop on how they are preparing, what the event highlights are, and what’s on the menu!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and for those of you cooking up a meal (or should we say, “beer pairing”) we wanted to share some delicious recipes featuring that hearty Irish staple—the potato.
Whether you wrap it in pastry, puree it in a soup, or mash it with butter, the humble potato is a team-player, improving almost any meal. But when you pair it with cheese, it gets even better! You can use the potato-cheese combo to make pizza, gratin, cheesy mashed potatoes…all great meals for any time of year!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Crostini are pretty much the perfect food. You can throw them together in minutes with whatever you have on hand. They can be simple enough for a breakfast for one, and fancy enough to put out at a party. Best of all, they let you express your culinary creativity. We’ve outlined the basic elements of crostini, but the flavor combinations can be anything you dream up.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Last fall, Castello Cheese teamed up with The Beer Sommelier® Matt Simpson to create beer pairings for eight of our favorite cheeses (check out his pairings here.) We then took those pairings on the road, hosting beer and cheese events in San Diego, Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, and Seattle. At each event, local chefs created dishes with each of those cheeses. You can see the photos on our facebook page and view some of the recipes here.
We caught up with Matt to learn more about creating the perfect beer and cheese pairings and where to find his favorite beers. Want to become a beer expert too? We’ve got Matt’s tips!
Monday, December 3, 2012
The holidays are just around the corner, and we have eagerly been eyeing some great food gifts. These are the perfect culinary presents for the fromage enthusiast on your list, or they might be just the thing to help you entertain in style this holiday season – just don’t forget the Castello cheese!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
What does it take to have the winning burger recipe at the NYC Food & Wine Festival Burger Bash? Is it procuring the perfect custom blend of Pat La Frieda meats? Is it using a flavorful cheese that complements that meat? Is it serving a milkshake on the side (wait a minute…)?
Or is it not so much about the ingredients as the concept–reimagining the burger as, say, a buffalo chicken sandwich or a dipper for fondue?
This year, Castello was at the Burger Bash in to sample some cheese, taste some burgers, and answer these questions. Here’s a look at some of our favorites.