A Southern Staple! Stock your fridge with a whole wheel of red waxed Gouda made by nuns in Crozet, Virginia; a whole Petite Country Ham from the Edwards family in Surry, Virginia; a jar of everybody's favorite Fuller's Honey Mustard and Feast! Crostinis.
Virginia Ham & Cheese Kit
OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS – MONASTERY GOUDA
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Our Lady of the Angels Monastery is the youngest house of the Cistercian (Trappist) Order in the U.S. Having inherited the Benedictine tradition of combining prayerful work with the work of prayer, they began making cheese in 1990 as our means of self-support. Each batch starts with fresh whole milk from grass-fed cows that have the good fortune of pasture-living. In return for fresh air and green grass, the dairy cow produces milk with extra nutrition and well-documented health benefits. Add Old World techniques developed in the Netherlands, and the goodness of this natural milk is captured in this handmade Gouda cheese. Monastery Country Cheese is a semisoft, mild and mellow Dutch-style Gouda available in 2-pound wheels. With its red wax coating and black-and-gold foil label, this wholesome cheese is an attractive holiday or hostess gift – and a healthy treat for your own table
EDWARDS SMOKEHOUSE – COUNTRY HAM
Edwards Virginia Smokehouse is rooted in tradition. Founded in 1926 by S. Wallace Edwards, Sr. – the business was started by selling dry-cured ham sandwiches to hungry passengers on the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. Passed down generation to generation, the curing process has proven to be a mixture of science and learned skill. As a family-run business, fathers, sons, daughters, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and neighbors have contributed to the success of their business. Their fully cooked, dry-cured and hickory smoked Country Ham is perfect for a busy host or hostess. Ideal as a main entree, in sandwiches, on a biscuit, on top of a salads and on a buffet.
FULLERS HONEY MUSTARD
Steeped in Virginia tradition and history, century old Fuller’s Restaurant in Phoebus, Virginia has since burned down but their mustard recipe lives on! This is the best honey mustard we have ever tasted – it is that perfect blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy. Use it on everything, especially Virginia Ham! So good you can guzzle it straight from the jar.
Italian for “little toasts” our house-made crostini are simply small slices of Albemarle Baking Co. baguette, toasted with olive oil, making them the perfect base for dips, spreads, cheeses, vegetables, and pâtés.