2018 Three Holiday Gift Boxes from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Perfect for Gift-Giving or Entertaining

9/27/2018

Waterloo, WI, October 4, 2018—Celebrate this holiday season by providing a taste of Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese to those on your gift list. All you do is order the gift baskets online at cravecheese.com. Order one for yourself and one for gift-giving. And what could be more welcome to cheese lovers than receiving an assortment of award-winning Wisconsin artisan cheeses?

Crave Brothers Farmstead Classic Cheeses are made with milk from the Crave family's own dairy herd. Their farmstead cheese-making facility uses 100 percent green power, and practices water conservation and recycling. All three gift box choices this year feature a taste of what sets Crave Brothers Cheese apart.

• The Crave Sampler ($22.99 plus shipping) is a party waiting to happen, but it's also just right for sampling and savoring over time. This gift box features four outstanding Crave Brothers Cheeses: two Farmer's Rope String Cheese (1.5 pounds), 2 containers of Mascarpone (1 pound), Marinated Fresh Mozzarella (.5 pound) and Cheddar Cheese Curds (.75 pound). Farmer's Rope String Cheese is great for snacking, shredding or melting. Try it melted on pizzas or in quesadillas. Crave Brothers Farmer's Rope String Cheese has won more than 29 awards in prestigious cheese competitions, including Second Place at the 2018 Dodge County Fair (WI) Cheese Judging. Sweet cream Mascarpone lends its luxurious flavor and smooth texture to desserts such as tiramisu, serves as a garnish for fresh berries, and is versatile enough for savory applications including soups and pastas. In all, Crave Brothers Mascarpone has won more than 27 awards since its introduction, most recently earning a First-Place Award in the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Cheese Contest.

Marinated Fresh Mozzarella ciliegine (cherry size balls) are marinated in an olive oil/canola oil blend with Crave Brothers' custom mix of Italian seasonings, garlic, crushed red pepper and black pepper. Serve Marinated Fresh Mozzarella as an appetizer with fresh tomatoes and olives, or in pasta salads. Crave Brothers Marinated Fresh Mozzarella won Best of Show and a First Place Award at the 2018 Dodge County Fair Cheese Judging, First Place at both the 2018 World Cheese Championships and the Wisconsin State Fair, and Second Place at the 2018 American Cheese Society. Crave Brothers Cheddar Cheese Curds have a squeaky texture and a mild, salty flavor, offering the ultimate fresh cheese experience. They're available in white cheddar, yellow cheddar and jalapeño varieties. Serve Cheddar Cheese Curds as appetizers or snacks.

• Crave Brothers Mascarpone Pie Kit ($16 plus shipping) is a natural choice for chocolate lovers, dessert lovers and cheese lovers alike. The kit includes one Oreo Pie Crust, one bag of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate (12 ounces), and 2 containers of Mascarpone Cheese (1 pound), plus a recipe card. Simply put, this pie is a winner. In fact, Crave Brothers Chocolate Mascarpone Pie Filling won Second Place honors in the Creative and Innovative Products at last year's World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. Crave Brothers Mascarpone also took home First Place honors at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Cheese Contest. The filling recipe is easy as pie, too. Just stir melted chocolate into the mascarpone until it's well incorporated. If desired, you can add a tablespoon or two of your own favorite liqueur or spirit (not included in the gift box)—Irish cream, coffee liqueur, bourbon or amaretto. Transfer the filling to the pie crust and chill overnight before serving.

• Crave Mascarpone Caramel Sauce with Candied Pecans ($19.99 plus shipping) is the latest addition to our gift basket options to indulge your family and friends—or maybe even yourself. The basket contents summon images of gourmet desserts, but the recipe shows you how easy it is to make any dessert more luxurious. The caramel sauce is made with creamy, velvety Mascarpone. It will dress up ice cream, angel food cake, fresh fruit, brownies or cheesecake. You make it in a small saucepan by simmering butter and brown sugar until the mixture is amber-colored. Then, you just stir in Crave Brothers Classics Mascarpone, vanilla and maybe a splash of rum or brandy. Once you add the pecans, you're ready to create dessert magic. Simple. To order gift boxes from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, visit the website at www.cravecheese.com. The website also offers more product information and detailed recipes featuring the Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese varieties featured in these gift boxes.

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