• Easy No-Cook Appetizers to Impress Any Guest This Summer

     

    Throwing a party can be tough. You want everything to go off without a hitch, and often this means that you get pulled in every direction. Refilling drinks, cleaning up used paper plates, showing guests to the bathroom, it’s a lot to do! That’s why we’ve compiled this list of easy no-cook party foods! These easy dishes are simple enough to come together in 15 minutes (or less), can be prepared ahead of time,

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  • Cheese Shop Expert Picks: Beecher’s New Woman Cheese

    Beecher’s Cheese comes at us from the East AND the West Coast. They’re based out of Seattle’s Pike Place Market, but also have a location in New York’s Flatiron District. They pride themselves on making some really interesting, high-quality, handmade cheeses. Today we’re going to focus on one of my personal favorites from Beecher’s, their New Woman Earthy, Spicy, Cow’s Milk Cheese.

     

    They’ve added Jamaican Jerk spices to their traditional cheddar which creates a savory cheese that’s earthy,

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  • Cheese Shop Expert Picks: Woodside Cheese Wrights

    This week we’re featuring an Australian-based cheesery known for their high-quality handcrafted goat cheeses. Located in South Australia, Woodside Cheese Wrights products are creamy, consistently flavored, and uniquely delicious! They specialize in making goat, cow, and buffalo milk cheeses, and have been recognized for their unique product packaging. They’ve also won several awards for their cheeses and their currently head cheesemaker, Kris Lloyd, has been the recipient of multiple prestigious honors recognizing her cheese-making expertise.

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  • Jungle Jim’s Cheese Shop: Springtime Sausage Picks

    Hoosier favorite Indianapolis-based butcher shop and meatery? We know what ours is! This week at the Jungle Jim’s Cheese Shop, we’re featuring Indiana’s very own Smoking Goose Meatery.

     

    Smoking Goose Meatery began as an idea in 2007, when high school sweethearts and lifelong Hoosiers Chris and Mollie Eley opened Goose the Market, a neighborhood butcher shop and specialty food market. Met with great success, they were able to expand their business and open Smoking Goose in 2011.

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  • The Cheese Shop: Zoe’s Salamis

    We have a lot to be excited about at Jungle Jim’s Cheese Shop, but today we’ve decided to feature a product that may surprise you. Not everyone knows this, but Jungle Jim’s Cheese Shop is home to an expansive selection of local and imported charcuterie! So, this week we’ve chosen to spotlight Zoe’s Salamis, a fantastic range of unique, artisan-crafted salamis. Zoe’s was created in 2007 when two salami-loving friends came together to create a company focused on environmental awareness and community,

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  • New In The Jungle: Lusty Monk Mustard – Indulge, Repent, Repeat

    The Cheese Shop isn’t just about cheese, we love it, but we also love everything that pairs with cheese! We’re excited to offer Lusty Monk Mustard from Asheville North Carolina! We have their Original Sin, Altar Boy Honey and Burn In Hell Chipotle Mustards.

     

    What’s in the name?

     

    In medieval Europe, there was a widespread belief that mustard was an aphrodisiac. As a result, some monks were forbidden to eat mustard,

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  • Camembert au Calvados: You Need To Try This

    This is one of the most unique cheeses that we carry in the Jungle Jim’s Cheese Shop! Camembert is traditionally made in the Normandy region of France. While Camembert au Calvados is made in Normandy in the traditional way that is where the tradition ends. Once the cheese is made they submerge it in Calvados Brandy for 3-5 hours allowing the cheese to soak up the flavor of the spirit. Since Camembert has a very intense flavor that is sometimes too pungent for most,

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  • Fiscalini San Joaquin Gold: An Award Winning Mistake

    The Fiscalini cheese makers call this cheese their award winning mistake. When they set out on first making this they were intent on making something in the style of Fontina. What came out of that was a cheese with a style all on it’s own. While being similar to that cheddar the texture is actually quite granular. It coats the pallet with a sweet bite that will only intensify with the aging process. San Joaquin was named for the area it was produced,

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  • Flufa Flutes Feuilletees Au Fromage – A Gourmet Cracker That Will Impress

    If you are looking for a delicious, one-of-a-kind cracker to go along with a cheese board look no further. These baked crackers from Switzerland are made with swiss cheese. There is a lightness to them that will remind you of the most delicate buttery croissant infused with baked cheese. I recommend you try these with softer, buttery cheeses or an earthy cheese as they will pair well with the lightness of the cracker.

    You can find Flufa Flutes Feuilletees Au Fromage at both Jungle Jim’s Cheese Shops for $3.99 for a 125g package.

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  • The BIG Cheese Festival 2018 Recap

    Another year of the BIG Cheese Festival is complete. You came, you saw, you devoured hundreds of different cheeses! We hope you had the cheesiest time ever. We know we did. Thanks for making our 2018 Big Cheese Festival so much fun!

    Click here for the full gallery of photos on Events at the Jungle!

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