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since 1971

Month: February 2020

Japan+cheese–March 22nd–A special cheese pairing experience

JAPAN+CHEESE

Wine and cheese?  NORMAL.  Cheese and crackers?  BEEN THERE DONE THAT.

East meets/versus west in this unusual pairing event.  Learn about a selection of traditional Japanese food and why they make the perfect, albeit unlikely pairing for your favorite cheeses.

The goal is to broaden people’s perspectives of what works in pairing with cheeses outside of the typical European contexts of things like membrillo, fig preserves, mostarda, wine and so on.
Part of our bigger goal here is to bring Asian ingredients and foodways into focus in the so-called “specialty market” and out of the “ethnic market” calling attention to some similarities in production (lactic fermentation, curing, aging, etc) with the cheese category. Even where these ingredients are merchandised in the same place as European “specialty” foods,  people consider the “Asian section” as some other entity within the market, it’s own world so to speak.  We’d like to encourage crossover. This is definitely done on the menus of Bay Area restaurants so why not at home, too?

Ticket price includes Japanese food and sake + cheese pairing finished off with handmade mochi + green tea.

Mandatory: be curious and ready to have your mind blown. We offer two seatings, 11:00 am and 1:00pm.                                                    Buy tickets for JAPAN+CHEESE

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 a worker know before you get in line so we can start it for you. This pizza takes 15-20 minutes to bake.

 

We cannot take phone orders for the gluten-free friendly pizza.

 

Gluten-free friendly partially baked pizzas are available starting at 9 a.m., at the bakery, while supplies last.

 

*This pizza is not 100% gluten-free. While the crust itself is gluten-free, the environment we work in is not, and these crusts will have direct or indirect contact with gluten sources. We cannot recommend this product for those with severe gluten allergies or for whom cross-contamination with gluten is of concern.

 

Ingredients: Water, rice flour, modified rice starch, potato starch, sugar, tapioca starch, potato flour, canola oil, olive oil, yeast, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, xanthan gum, cultured brown rice

Vegan Pizza Information

Ordering Instructions:

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

 

We cannot take phone orders for the vegan pizza.

 

*Though many precautions are taken we cannot guarantee a vegan pizza to to be absolutely vegan. We make this pizza in house in an environment that has a lot of cheese and dairy products. We cannot recommend this product for those concerned about the possibility of non-vegan contamination.

 

The vegan cheese is made by NUMU Cheese. It is made with: water, coconut oil, potato starch, tapioca starch, soymilk powder, kappa carrageenan, calcium phosphate, vegetable color, salt, pea starch, natural flavor, lactic acid

Parbake Pizza Information

We have partially baked pizzas available at both the bakery and the pizzeria. You can finish them off in your oven at home to enjoy fresh, hot pizza at your convenience.  We have gluten-free friendly and vegan versions available as well, while supplies last.

HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Heat oven to 400°F. When oven is fully heated, take the pizza out of the box and place it 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!