Welcome to the Cheese and Cheers Blog. For the most part, the blog is centered on all things related to cheese and beer. It will include regular pairings and pairing panel posts (check every Monday to start) and will occasionally veer off into homebrewing, and reports from the Chicago beer community. Cheese and Cheers director David Phillips will author most of the posts, but watch for the occasional guest, too.

Pairing No. 19: Vermilion River Blue + Bengali Tiger

Pairing No. 19: Vermilion River Blue + Bengali Tiger

David | Blog | December, 28 2012 | No Comment

During the pre-Christmas weekend I found myself challenging the blue cheese selection at the giant Whole Foods Market store on Kingsbury Ave. in Chicago. I believe that if I could have frozen everyone in that store at that moment and taken a head count I would have found that there were enough customers to fill [...]

New Digs, New Beer at 5 Rabbit

New Digs, New Beer at 5 Rabbit

David | Blog | December, 20 2012 | No Comment

It’s been a little more than a year since 5 Rabbit Cerveceria brought its first contract-brewed beers to market. On Saturday the company hosted a pre-apocalypse tour of its brand new brewery in south suburban Bedford Park. A group of beer writers, bloggers and podcasters had a chance to tour the brewery and sample a [...]

The new phone book is here!!

The new phone book is here!!

David | Blog | October, 29 2012 | No Comment

Actually it’s a cheese.  One of the most celebrated seasonal cheeses is now available at a fine cheese retailer near you. Rush Creek Reserve, from the legendary Uplands Cheese Co., Dodgeville, Wis., is a soft-ripened cheese similar to Camembert or brie, but about 20-times more luscious than those lackluster mass-produced pucks you will find in the supermarket. [...]

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