The idea of pairing wine and cheese is as old, it seems, as wine itself. • Setting out a cheeseboard with beer is a newer notion, though it makes perfect sense especially now that Tampa Bay is bursting at the seams with breweries and tap houses. Liquor stores and even grocery stores are carrying a variety of interesting beers, too, and there are places like Shep's Food Market in St. Petersburg, which boasts 1,200 varieties of suds. • In recent years, our selection of cheeses has bloomed, too. Beyond European cheeses, some of the well-known creameries of the West Coast (Humboldt Fog, Point Reyes, Rogue and Cowgirl) are sending their products all over the country. (When I moved to Florida in 1992, it was near impossible to find fresh mozzarella. Those days are…
What Makes Central Market Beef So Amazing?
With our A Cut Above Grilling Festival kicking off on Wednesday, it's the perfect time to learn some basics about beef grading and get the scoop on what makes our beef so special! Then you'll know exactly what you're looking at in the case and can make the best selection for your meal.