A worker owned co-op
since 1971

Month: March 2011

Aging is good

We brought up a wheel of Gruyere that had been aging in our “cellar” for 8 months. When we originally recieved the cheese it was already at least a year old. To our surprise and pleasure the aging brought out the flavors of spring grasses and sunshine that I associate with a spring Comte. We liked the results so much that we may put aside another one for next year.

An occasional blog

In our most recent shipment of cheese we got in a few wheels of Moses Sleeper from Jasper Hill Farm. It is a small 1.2 pound wheel of sweet, unctuous heaven. It is made from pasteurized Ayrshire cow’s milk and aged for 2 months. I tasted this cheese last year when I was in New York and brought a wheel back in my suitcase to share with my fellow cheese mongers at the store. It has just become available to us via normal shipping routes.

In other cheese news, Janet Fletcher is offering cheese and wine classes in Napa. They will be held on the first Thursday of the month starting in May. For more information check out her website at www.janetfletcher.com. Click on Cheese Classes.

Reserve Breads & Special Orders

We allow customers to reserve breads on most days, for most occasions.

To reserve bread please call: 510-549-3183 ext. 4

We are no longer taking orders for breads on Friday and Saturday. If you would like to have an item set aside for either day please call the day before.

Breads must be picked up 30 minutes before the end of the business day.

For large orders please reserve at least 24 hours in advance.

Gluten Free Friendly Pizza Information

Ordering Instructions:

If you would like a fully cooked gluten free friendly* pizza, when the pizzeria is open, please let someone know before you get in line so we can start it for you. This pizza takes 10-15 minutes to bake.

 

Sorry, we cannot take phone orders for the gluten free friendly pizza.

 

Gluten free friendly light bakes are available ~ 10am, at the bakery.

 

*Though many precautions are taken we cannot guarantee this product to be absolutely gluten free. We make this dough in house and the environment has a lot of flour in it. With regrets we cannot recommend this product for those with severe gluten allergies.

 

Ingredients: Pamela’s G.F. Flour Mix (Brown Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Sorghum Flour, Arrowroot Starch, Guar Gum, Sweet Rice Flour, Rice Bran), Sugar, Baking Powder, Salt, Xanthum Gum, Yeast, Water, Olive Oil Blend

Vegan Pizza Information

Ordering Instructions:

If you would like a fully cooked vegan friendly* pizza, when the pizzeria is open, please let someone know before you get in line so we can start it for you. This pizza takes 15-20 minutes to bake.

 

Sorry, we cannot take phone orders for the vegan pizza.

 

*Though many precautions are taken we cannot guarantee this product to be absolutely vegan. We make this pizza in house and the environment has a lot of cheese/dairy products. With regrets we cannot recommend this product for those with severe gluten allergies, nut allergies, or those concerned about the possibility of non-vegan contamination.

 

The cheese is made in Berkeley, by a vegan deli called “The Butcher’s Son”. We hope you will support this new local, small business as well: thebutchersveganson.com

Vegan Cheese Ingredients: Organic coconut oil, filtered water, organic cashew, rejuvilac (from sprouted wheat berries), tapioca flour, kappa carrageenan (red seaweed extract), kosher salt. This cheese contains trace amounts of gluten and contains nuts.

Par-Bake Pizzas Information

We have par-bake and gluten free friendly par-bake pizzas ready to grab and go anytime at the Bakery. Finish baking in your oven to enjoy our fresh pizzas at home.

HEATING Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  When oven is fully heated place par bake pizza directly on the rack.  Heat for 5-8 minutes.  If the pizza comes with a sauce or salad on the side add it after the pizza is done.  Enjoy!

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