Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
What a great word! But, what is it?
Let’s take the word apart:
Cheese – at its simplest explanation, its a milk based food product
Monger – a promoter or seller of items
Put it together, a cheesemonger is a seller of cheese. Sounds plain and simple, but there’s so much more to the word.
We like to say that a cheesemonger is your guide through the stinky world of cheese.
A cheesemonger is responsible for all things cheese- from procurement to storage and ripening and setting up pricing and menus. If they’re good, they’ll be able to answer an assortment of questions pertaining to cheese and its storage and varieties. If they’re excellent, they’ll be able to pair cheese with beer and wine, give you a pile of recipes, full histories, and pick out the rare nuances of any cheese. “Do you smell the hay in that cheese?” If you’re lucky, they’ll even teach you how to make your own cheese. The life of a cheesemonger does not stop there as they even dabble in the world of charcuterie i.e. meats. Meats, of course, being the perfect accompaniment to cheese.
The craft of a cheesemonger is special, rare, and not for the faint of heart- a lot of tasting is involved. As a growing food city, Miami’s cheese culture is still in its infancy. Our goal- to bring the personalized experience of cheese to Miami’s backyard. Come visit us today and talk to one of our many mongers!
Monday, September 12, 2011
We'd like to introduce you to our latest delivery, Mimolette - a cheese with a lot of character (and we're not just talking about its flavor).
It was created at the request of Louis XIV, who wanted an Edam style cheese that he
could call his. To differentiate it from Edam, it's colored with annatto, giving it its
signature orange color. Is it just us, or does this cheese look like a cantaloupe?
What else you ask? Cheese mites are intentionally introduced to the cheese to add flavor
to the paste (interior) and color to the exterior.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
For the next two days you can come down and get first dibs at our earliest shipments. The place looks amazing and the cellar is to die for! We just can't wait to give everyone the grand tour, glass of wine in hand.
Wine not your thing? We also got a few of our craft beers in today, so delicious! The Pear Hard Cider is a hit within the staff and actually tastes great with some ice in it to beat the heat.
Monday, August 29, 2011
We're today's featured story on THRILLIST!!!!
Thrillist is one of our favorite resources to find the best hip places and events, and we are so excited to be one of them!
Click on the picture to read the full article.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This week we congratulate Eve Cann!
We're taking home some wine ourselves - part of the Hurricane Irene "Survival Kit".
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Yesterday we had the great pleasure of providing champagne and cheese for our neighbor, HistoryMiami, as they became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution! Read all about it here.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
" ...The 3000 square foot watering hole is more reminiscent of a Medieval tasting tavern than a Miami wine bar. Dark wood, iron chandeliers and heavy leather couches will encourage lingering with flights of wine and cheeses served up by Kork's own "cheesetenders"..."
Click here for the full article
Friday, July 8, 2011
There will be live music throughout the week, plus regularly scheduled happy hour mixers, wine tastings, and special events. Kork is also available to rent for private parties and meetings in the main room or cellar.
Keep an eye out for updates as we finish up the final touches at Kork and prepare for our grand opening in September!