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    1. spring cheese, beer and spirits pairings

      Spring Cheese Pairings: Beer & Spirits

      Artisan cheese pairings don’t always have to involve wine. These specialty cheeses, for instance, pair perfectly with craft beers and spirits selected by our pros. To make your beer, booze and cheese board extra festive for spring, add accompaniments like fresh berries, light crackers, candied nuts or your favorite springtime snacks.

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    2. Irish Cheese Pairings

      Who needs green beer when you can have true Irish brews and artisan cheese? This St. Patrick’s Day, set your table with tasty pairings like these pro picks, or drop by our adult beverage and specialty cheese departments to find your own favorites from the Emerald Isle! 

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    3. Perfect Pairings: Cheese & Bubbly

      Ready to ring in the New Year? There’s no better time to break out the bubbly and your favorite specialty cheeses than a celebration with family and friends! Raise a glass to the good times with these delightful sparkling wine and cheese pairings recommended by our talented team.

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Cheese Specialists

  • Jeremy P.

    Jeremy P.

    Director of Specialty Cheese Operations, ACS Certified Cheese Professional, Corporate Office

  • Scott D.

    Cheese Specialist, Corte Madera

  • Christina S.

    Cheese Specialist, Davis, Covell

  • Jena P. Portrait

    Jena P.

    Cheese Specialist, Davis, Mace

  • Reed P.

    Cheese Specialist, El Dorado Hills

  • Sarah Q.

    Specialty Cheese Manager, Elk Grove

  • Ian H.

    Cheese Specialist, Roseville

  • Angel F.

    Specialty Cheese Manager, Sacramento, Florin

  • Cathy Billings

    Cathy B.

    Cheese Specialist, Tiburon

  • Jacqueline N.

    Cheese Specialist, Vacaville

  • Jamie R.

    Specialty Cheese Manager, West Sacramento

  • Chris S.

    Cheese Specialist, Woodland

Seasonal Cheese Recipes

    1. Reuben Sandwich
      Nugget Markets signature recipes

      Reuben Sandwich

      Filed under: , Beef & Game

      What better way to use up leftover corned beef than in a classic Reuben Sandwich? This flavorful deli favorite is so good, you'll want to make it year round!

    2. Nugget Markets signature recipes

      Chile Rellenos

      Filed under: , Vegetables

      Stuff mild poblano peppers with pepper jack cheese and mozzarella to make this delicious, fried favorite. 

    3. Lemon Olive Oil Cake
      Nugget Markets signature recipes

      Lemon Olive Oil Cake

      Filed under: , Cakes

      This lovely lemon cake only gets better with a fresh lemon curd filling, rich mascarpone frosting and sweet strawberry sauce to top it off.

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