Aw, Nuts! | May 2023 curdbox

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In a world filled with endless, exciting snacks, the humble little nut stands out from the rest. While they’re not the sweetest or the creamiest, they do have a special something that makes them impossible to resist. Their familiar, satisfying crunch, combined with the variety of flavors and textures- makes them the perfect treat for any occasion. And, there’s nuttiness in cheeses, too! So many of our favorite cheeses have nutty undertones that make them even more irresistible. So gather 'round, nutty friends, and let’s explore this month’s box that has nutty cheeses and even nuttier pairings. 


Piave Vecchio by Lattebusche

The northern Italian dairy cooperative Lattebusche produces this exquisite cheese that stands out for its robust and striking qualities. Meticulously aged for a minimum of 24 months, it has a dense, crumbly interior and a flavor that’s a blend of earthy, nutty, and sharp notes that come together in a perfect balance. And within its firm, granular texture, you’ll find a subtle crunch of cheese crystals that are formed during the aging process. Every bite is a true delight, with a complex finish that's sure to leave a lasting impression. It truly reflects the expertise and techniques of these Italian cheesemakers and the rich traditions and flavors of their region.

The Piave Vecchio from Lattebusche and the Turmeric Nuts from Isadore Nut Co.

Ciao Angelo by Bonnema Kaas

Despite its Italian-sounding name, this Dutch cheese is similar to an aged Gouda, but has something special to offer that sets it apart from the rest: a subtle hint of Parmesan. This unique flavor profile is a delightful combination of sweet and savory, with rich and complex tones that only improve with age. Whether you are an avid cheese lover or simply looking to try something new, your palate will appreciate this one.


The Ciao Angelo from Bonnema Kaas with the Peanut Butter Puffs by Puffworks

Vat 17 World Cheddar by Deer Creek

One of the only Grade AA cheddars on the market, Vat 17 has won many of the top prizes in both national and international cheese awards. This Wisconsin cheese came about as a result of an experiment, where cultures from some of the best cheddars around the world were combined in order to find the ideal makeup with the best characteristics of its cheddar forefathers. After much testing, it was concluded that the seventeenth vat was the best, and thus Vat 17 World Cheddar was born. It’s a bold cheese with tangy nuttiness, and crunchy crystals studded throughout. This is a cheese with a real international pedigree that's been made and aged by one of the best, so be sure to savor every bite.

The Vat 17 World Cheddar by Deer Creek and the Vermont Maple Almond Brittle from Sweet On Vermont


Peanut Butter Puffs by Puffworks

Puffworks' puffs from Oregon are appropriately named because they provide a light and airy snack experience. The natural peanut flavor takes center stage and delivers a delicious, slightly sweet, and nutty creaminess that perfectly complements its addictive crunch. Made with simple, wholesome ingredients, these are a must-have treat for any peanut butter fan.

Vermont Maple Almond Brittle by Sweet on Vermont

Sweet on Vermont's Vermont Maple Almond Brittle is a delectable and addictive treat that showcases the best of Vermont's natural bounty. Made with locally-sourced high-quality ingredients, this artisanal brittle is a true taste of the Green Mountain State. With its crunchy texture and rich, buttery caramel flavor, the brittle is the perfect balance of sweet and salty, with a touch of earthy maple flavor that is both comforting and indulgent. Each bite is packed with whole almonds, and the smooth, brittle base is studded with little pockets of rich, buttery goodness. A celebration of Vermont's finest ingredients.

Turmeric Nuts by Isadore Nut Co.

Minnesota’s Isadore Nut Co. has crafted a delectable snack mix that combines the earthy taste of turmeric with the natural smokiness of assorted roasted nuts. The mix includes almonds, cashews, and pecans, each one perfectly coated with the right amount of spices, resulting in a bold flavor with a delicious kick that wakes up your tastebuds. The diverse range of textures and flavors of the nuts complement each other perfectly, making it ideal for any snack occasion.


And that's this month's box! So, whether you prefer them roasted, raw, seasoned with spices, or covered in chocolate, always remember to celebrate nature’s powerhouse of snacks. We’ll see you next time.


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