Summer Wine & Cheese Pairings

Looking for something to do this summer? We have an idea that works for girls night, date night, or even a casual night with friends… a wine and cheese pairing! Whether you’re looking for something to do outdoors or you want to beat the heat and do something inside– this idea works great either way!

Gather your friends, turn on the music, open the wine, and get your night started! But first, you have to take a trip to Caputo’s for everything you need! 

Local or imported, spreadable or chunks, goat cheese, or up for anything… we have options!

Here are 14 Wine & Cheese Pairings for you to try

Spreadable Cheeses: 

Fayette Raw Milk Spreads

All natural RAW milk cheddar cold pressed into a creamy spreadable -full flavor spread. Spreadable straight from the refrigerator! Aged over 100 days for full development of taste, texture, and benefits of raw milk cheddar. Sharp, creamy, and perfectly gritty cheddar with an excellent variety of flavors 

The Cheese: Fayette Raw Milk Spread- Tomato Basil 

The Cracker: Tresors Basil Waffle Crisp

Wine: Chianti or White Riesling

The taste of light fresh herbs paired with this decliosu spreadable cheese and flaky, crispy crackers. Pairing with a light wine to embrace all these delicious flavors!

The Cheese: Fayette Raw Milk Spread- Blue Cheese Cheddar 

The Cracker: Lahvosh rounds

Jam:Can Bech Black Grape Jam

Wine: Merlot or Sauvignon

Pine River Spreads

Wisconsin cheddar blended with an assortment of flavors- crowd pleasers for sure! They can also be heated to make a very flavorful Queso dip! Available in Sharp Cheddar, Smokey Bacon, Port Wine, Garlic and Herb and a spreadable Swiss!

The Cheese: Pine River Spreadable Swiss

The Cracker: Tresors Sea Salt Waffle Crisp

Jam:Can Bech Black Fig Jam

Wine: Zinfandel or Cabernet

The Cheese: Pine River Sharp Cheddar Spread

The Cracker: Tressors whole grain waffle crisp

Wine: Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio

Traditional Cheese

This new Pasture Pride brand of cheeses features organic items. Traditional Wisconsin cheeses HAND-MILKED by AMISH and delivered in chilled milk pails daily to the farm. 100% all natural and organic…..the traditional and old fashioned way! Available in Mild Cheddar, Colby Jack, Muenster, Pepper Jack and Sharp Cheddar. 

The Cheese: Pasture Pride Mild Cheddar

The Cracker: Cranberry Phyllo Crisp

Wine: Chardonnay or Beaujolais

The Cheese: Pasture Pride Muenster

The Cracker: Apricot Honey Phyllo Crisp

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc or Zinfandel

Ambrosi Italian cheese

Stemming from  Ambrosi Spa in the Castenedolo and Traversetolo regions of Italy, this  Iconic Italian Artisan Cheesemaker has been producing, importing and distributing authentic Italian cheeses since 1942. 

The Millennial Line was designed with a cheeseboard as the central theme. All of these products are Grass fed, and naturally Gluten Free. 

The Cheese: Ambrosi Parmigiano Reggiano

The Meat:  Golfera Finnocciola Salami

Wine: Chianti or Pinot Grigio

24 month Parmigiano Reggiano and a hand cut Parmigiano Reggiano as well. Known as the true King of Cheeses, this cheese is well known for grating, cooking, snacking and many more uses. It pairs well with any red wine or medium bodied beer and never met a salami they didn’t like . The salty nuttiness of this cheese is a must have staple for your fridge and mine!

The Cheese: Ambrosi Grana Padano

The Meat:  Golfera Classic Salami

Wine: SanGiovese or Sangria

Grana Padano- Parmigiano Reggiano’s little sister. This skimmed milk product is aged 16-20 months giving it a sweeter finish to balance out the nuttiness. This cheese pair well with any wine, a nice full bodied IPA and any type of dried fruit, fig or apricots. 

The Cheese: Ambrosi Asiago Pressato

The Meat:  Golfera Spicy Salami

The Jam: Can Bech Peach and Apricot

Wine: Zinfandel or Riesling

 The Asiago Pressato is a semi hard cheese, aged approximately 1 month.The buttery richness will shine through with all of these pairings.

Goat Cheese

The Cheese: LaClare Maple Bourbon Goat Cheese log

The Cracker: Tressors sea salt waffle crisp

Wine: Riesling or Beaujolais

Maple Bourbon goat cheese–This unique blend of Vermont maple syrup and bourbon make this a goat log favorite. Sweet and a little savory are quite the pairing!

The Cheese: LaClare Fig & Honey Goat Cheese log

The Cracker: Tressors poppy seed waffle crisp

Wine: Chardonnay or Merlot

Fig and Honey- Honey and sweet figs are blended together with a clean natural goat cheese to create this match made in heaven. 

From the UK

The Cheese: Belton Farms White Fox

The Cracker: Valley Lahvosh Heart Crackers

Jam: Can Bech Quince and Vanilla Jam

Wine: Cabernet or Chardonnay

Great Britain Cheesemakers- created this all natural, free range grass fed White Leicester cheese. Slightly more mild than its big brother the Red fox. White fox still has a sharp but subtle bite with the much sought after crunch of the calcium crystals that can only develop with proper aging.

The Cheese: Belton Farms Red Fox

The Cracker: Valley Lahvosh Heart Crackers

Jam: Snowdonia Pear or Cognac Spread

Wine: Riesling or Zinfandel

Great Britain Cheesemakers created this 16 month mature Red Leicester-handcrafted and unique with a blend of sweet and savory creaminess and an unexpected crunch from being aged to perfection! Red Fox Cheese is an aged Red Leicester with a cunningly unexpected crunch. It has a russet color and a wonderful rugged mouth-feel with a hint of ‘crunch’ which the cheese has developed through watchful maturation then leaves the palate with a lingering flavor and desire for more!

Happy tasting!

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Perfect Poolside Recipes

We’ve reached the longest days and hottest days of the year. Looking for some ways to cool down and stay refreshed? That’s when you head to your nearest pool!

Being in the sun and water all day can take a lot out of you. It’s important to keep your body properly nourished and food is key! Choosing snacks with fresh fruit that will keep you cool and your body happy is a great way to combat the heat! Planning to have a meal poolside? A light dish bursting with flavor is a great route to take.

Getting ready for a pool party? Check out these 4 perfect poolside recipes to keep you refreshed all summer long!

Mango-Strawberry Super greens Smoothie

Full of essential vitamins and nutrients, this delicious smoothie is a great afternoon pick-me-up when you’ve been outside all day. It’s cold, tastes delicious, and will supply your body with some essential nutrients to help you finish your day!


Antioxidant Smoothie Bowl

Full of the best fruits summer has to offer, this smoothie bowl is a real treat! 


Banana Wrap

Crunchy granola, creamy nut butter, banana, and sweet honey are all rolled up in this delightful wrap to enjoy for breakfast, lunch or even dessert. They are so easy and provide great protein and nutrients!


 Lime-Marinated Grilled Salmon Wraps

Full of fresh and light ingredients, these salmon wraps are a great meal option. They are bursting with flavor and taste even better poolside!


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Happy Father’s Day

This upcoming Sunday is Father’s Day! The day is dedicated to appreciating all the father figures in a person’s life. It is a day to acknowledge all the valuable lessons, laughs, and guidance they have given over the years. Maybe you’re firing up the grill and getting ready for a BBQ or doing whatever dad chooses!  With Father’s Day this Sunday, I can’t help but think of two very important men in my life and in our company. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize my father, Robertino Presta, and grandfather, Angelo Caputo.

My father started working at Caputo’s at a very young age. My grandfather hired him because of his strength– especially his ability to throw and catch watermelon when unloading a truck. His efficiency in unloading the trucks as a teenager is a testament to his work ethic. He never hesitates to step in during any task. He embraces all challenges, coming up with unique and efficient ways to get past them. 

He has helped us and the business grow, including taking us to levels that we never thought were imaginable. Each step and new chapter is still based on the foundation instilled in him by my grandparents and constantly re-established by my mom. 

My dad has taught us the importance of hard work and dedication, always leading by example. His lessons span from how to properly display produce to how to clean tables the right way. 

One of the things I feel most fortunate for is that my father believes in us, sometimes more than we believe in ourselves. He doesn’t make us feel like we cannot handle a situation. He uses his mistakes to encourage us to do the same. He helps to give us the tools we need to succeed and guides us towards the path of success. I have learned so much from not only my father, but my grandfather too. 

This Father’s Day comes with an ache in my heart because of the gaping absence of an incredible man who was not only my grandfather, but an inspiration, another father, and a role model– Angelo Caputo. 

My grandfather and our patriarch, Angelo Caputo, has always been one of my biggest inspirations. He was a true testament of a hard working, dedicated man. Our whole business is built on his blood, sweat, and tears. 

He led a life of hard work and was the strongest man I knew. He was constantly faced with challenges, but never let anything stand between him and his goal. 

He was always there for a story, a lesson, a phone call, or an esspressino date. He took the time to sit with us and pass along important tools and some of his wisdom. From teaching us how to clean up a produce display or telling us stories from his childhood, he was always there for us. The many lessons he taught us are beautiful memories that we will cherish and carry with us forever.

I am very lucky to have these two strong men as role models. My father and grandfather are incredible people whose sacrifices and hard work have led to many great achievements. I have the utmost respect for these two men and strive to make them proud. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures! 

From Our Family To Yours