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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Gift Boxes from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

This Valentine’s Day, demonstrate your creativity, your sense of romance, and your excellent taste when you give the gift of Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese. Simply select one of the three luxurious gift box choices, filled with Crave Brothers award-winning Wisconsin artisan cheeses. You can do your Valentine’s Day shopping by ordering online.           

           Gift box choices include the Crave Brothers Farmstead Mascarpone Pie Gift Box ($16 plus shipping), Crave Brothers Farmstead Mascarpone Caramel Sauce with Candied Pecans Gift Box ($19.99 plus shipping), and the Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Sampler Gift Box($22.99 plus shipping). As foodies know, chocolate, caramel and cheese belong together. Crave Brothers Cheese offers the following creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. 

          • Crave Brothers Farmstead Mascarpone Pie Gift Box appeals to chocolate lovers, dessert lovers and cheese lovers alike. The kit comes with a recipe card, and includes an Oreo Pie Crust, a bag of Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate (12 ounces), and 2 containers of Mascarpone Cheese (1 pound). The filling recipe is as easy as pie: Stir melted chocolate into the Mascarpone until it’s well incorporated. If desired, you can add a tablespoon or two of your own favorite liqueur (not included in the gift box)—Irish cream, coffee-flavored or amaretto—before transferring the filling to the pie crust.  Chill before serving. Crave Brothers Farmstead Chocolate Mascarpone Pie Filling won Second Place honors in the Creative and Innovative Products at the 2017 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest and the mascarpone earned First Place at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Cheese Contest.

          • Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Mascarpone Caramel Sauce with Candied Pecans Gift Box is the latest addition of gift box options to indulge your family and friends—or maybe even yourself. The box contents summon images of gourmet desserts, but the recipe shows you how easy it is to make any dessert more luxurious. The caramel sauce is made with creamy, velvety Mascarpone. It will dress up ice cream, angel food cake, fresh fruit, brownies or cheesecake. You make it in a small saucepan by simmering butter and brown sugar until the mixture is amber-colored. Then, you just stir in Crave Brothers Classics Mascarpone, vanilla and maybe a splash of rum or brandy. Once you add the pecans, you’re ready to create dessert magic. Simple. 

          •The Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Sampler Gift Box is an ideal assortment for entertaining at home, whether it’s just a romantic dinner for two or a Valentine’s Day get-together with friends. This gift box features four favorite Crave Brothers Cheeses: two Farmer’s Rope String Cheese (1.5 pounds), Cheddar Cheese Curds (.75 pound), Marinated Fresh Mozzarella (.5 pound) and 2 containers of Mascarpone (1 pound). 

            Mascarpone cheese inspires a variety of compatible chocolate and cheese ideas for Valentine’s Day.  Make Mascarpone Berry Trifle by combining angel food cake and strawberries with mascarpone and melted white chocolate. Create Dessert in a Cup with combinations such as white chocolate Mascarpone, strawberries, and Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Liqueur. On the Crave Brothers Cheese website at www.cravecheese.com, you’ll find recipes such as Mascarpone Chocolate Truffles. Truffles incorporate semisweet chocolate, heavy cream, Mascarpone, sugar, a splash of liqueur such as Grand Marnier, and ground pecans or walnuts. 

            For casual get-togethers, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese is a versatile choice, ideal for snacking or melting on pizzas or in quesadillas. Crave Brothers Farmer’s Rope String Cheese has earned more than 30 awards, including three in 2018: Second Place Award at the Dodge County Fair in Wisconsin, and two Third Place Awards, at the American Cheese Society and the Wisconsin State Fair.

            Marinated Fresh Mozzarella ciliegine (cherry size balls) are marinated in an olive oil/canola oil blend with Crave Brothers’ custom mix of Italian seasonings, garlic, crushed red pepper and black pepper. Add Marinated Fresh Mozzarella to pasta salads or serve as an appetizer with olives and fresh tomatoes. Crave Brothers Marinated Fresh Mozzarella earned a First Place Award at the 2018 World Cheese Championships and First Place at the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair.

            If the cheese-lover in your life enjoys beer-friendly or cider-compatible cheese, Crave Brothers Cheddar Cheese Curds offer the ultimate fresh cheese experience. Available in white cheddar, yellow cheddar and jalapeño varieties, Cheddar Cheese Curds have a squeaky texture and a mild, salty flavor. Crave Brothers Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Curds won First Place in the 2017 U.S. Cheese Championships, Natural Snack Cheese category.

            Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheeses are all made with milk from the Crave family’s own dairy herd. Their farmstead cheese-making facility uses 100 percent green power, and practices water conservation and recycling. 

            To order gift boxes from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, visit the website at www.cravecheese.com. The website offers additional product information and detailed recipes featuring the Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese varieties featured in these gift boxes.

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The Crave family farms 2,500 acres of productive land in south-central Wisconsin, growing soybeans, corn and alfalfa to use as nutritious feed for their Holstein cows. From the manure digester to water recovery, sustainability is top-of-mind on the farm. Every pound of cheese made by George Crave, a licensed cheese maker, is made with milk from the family’s herd. Crave Brothers produces Fresh Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Part-skim Mozzarella, Oaxaca, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese, and Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds in white, yellow and jalapeño varieties.

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