Celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day with Our Liptauer

Sometimes, there’s nothing like a simple meal – a crisp, local wine, a slice of fresh bread and a smattering of homemade cheese.

Here at Mount Salem Kitchen, we often can’t resist a scrumptious snack like this – and why would we, being that we have it all right here at our farmhouse kitchen in Pittstown?

With National Wine and Cheese Day coming up on July 25, you don’t have to, either – this is the perfect time to indulge.

If you plan on kicking back on National Wine and Cheese Day, you can do so by picking up some of our crazy-popular Liptauer, a cheese spread often found in Central Europe which we make here using a family recipe.

And of course, you can’t forget the wine – and luckily for foodies, we have plenty of it at our sister company, Mount Salem Vineyards. Here are some of our favorite Mount Salem Vineyards wines to pair with our Liptauer:

Mount Salem Vineyards’ wines

Our Riesling 2018 has a dry yet crisp flavor, ideal with a Liptauer or other Austrian fare. Utilizing the queen of noble grapes originally from Austria yet grown here at Mount Salem, this is no sweet dessert wine!

The Grüner Veltliner 2017 is our flagship white wine here at Mount Salem. This 100 percent estate-grown grape is barrel-fermented here and then aged Burgundian-style. This results in round and lush flavors, which we find as the perfect complement to our one-of-a-kind Liptauer.

Our Blaufränkisch 2016 is known for being deep and dark, made from 100 percent Blaufränkisch grapes, which is Austria’s best-known indigenous red. Loved by critics and our customers alike, it’s easy to relax with a glass of our Blaufränkisch alongside some Liptauer.

Zweigelt 2017 made here at Mount Salem Kitchen is created from Austria’s most widely-planted red wine grape and results in a pleasing and approachable wine. Dark, lush and satisfying, it’s often called the “merlot of Austria,” and, to our delight, thrives in Hunterdon County as well (and, next to some rye bread topped with Lipatuer).

You can purchase our Liptauer at some of our local retailers, at our farmhouse kitchen at 54 Mt Salem Rd., Pittstown or online here.

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