Well, we made it. Wasn’t sure it would ever happen, but it’s finally spring. It’s time to air things out and get rid of the rich, heavy and musty things that define winter food, and show off some lovely provisions that bring bright and fresh flavors of spring to our humble shop. Personally, when this crusty old monger thinks of spring, I think of flowers and goat cheese.
As far as goat goes, we have just received our first shipment of the year from Idyll Farms. Our chevreing friends from up north are bringing back their Idyll Gris and Mont Idyll ash-ripened goat cheeses to our store, and we’ve even added some of their Idyll Pastures spreadable chevre.
Flowers have been springing up in several of our different departments as well. On the chocolate side is the perennial favorite: Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé’s Caramelized Lavender bar is consistently one of our best-selling and best-loved milk chocolates; bringing a beautiful sweet floral note to some exceptional Csokoládé.
If you want to add something a little floral to your spring grilling sessions too, we have a bright and lovely Ras el Hanout with lavender and rose petals mixing to form a complex and delicious taste of North Africa.
Then for the cheese side, an old favorite has returned. The Alp Blossom is a rich and luscious alpine cheese from Austria that has been coated with a potently floral wildflower blend. It’s as delicious as it is instagrammable, and we will be featuring it all spring.
Still, we’re not at summer break yet. Though the weather is improving, we’re still going to want to see a lot of you in class. That’s right, cheese class. In addition to our tasting events, Mongers’ provisions is starting to present some teaching events to pass on our passion and knowledge to the eating public.
Our first class was all about tips and tricks for building a charcuterie board worthy of the #cheeseboard tag on Instagram. Twenty four Mongers’ devotees packed into our Detroit location to hear about how to select, cut, and present cheese and charcuterie for maximum visual and flavor impact. Every participant even built their own mini board to take home; whether as dinner or for an exceptionally classy midnight snack. It was such a success that we have another slated for May 19! Order tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-build-a-cheeseboard-2-tickets-60542268555
By the way, the best way to hear about all the classes (in addition to joining the email list, or checking our Facebook/Instagram) is our new text club. Just text “MONGERS” to 55222 and you’ll be signed up for all our text updates on new products and events. If that’s not enough incentive, you’ll even get 10% off your next Mongers’ purchase.-Socks