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This Month: April Market News 2018

Products of the Month

FROM OUR CHEESE COUNTER

Ossau-Iraty: This mouthwatering cheese is made from 100% sheep’s milk and comes from the famed brevis sheep that graze in the valleys of Ossau and Iraty. Ossau-Iraty obtained its AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, which is French for Controlled Designation of Origin) in 1980 and was granted PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) at the European level in 1996.

Ossau-Iraty is a very flavourful cheese which lends itself to tasting on a cheese platter or eating with a meal. The ivory-hued paste is supple and creamy when young and becomes firmer as the cheese ripens. Ossau-Iraty often has small eyes (holes) in the paste. Ossau-Iraty is creamy and buttery in the mouth with flavours of nuts, fruits and herbs.

It’s a perfect cheese to accompany your cheese board that is great on its own, grated on salads, or paired with big balanced red Pinot Noir wines like Château de Santenay Mercurey Rouge or Domaine Michel Magnien Bourgogne from our stores. As always, make sure to bring this delightful cheese up to room temperature to bring out the full flavour. Origin: Aquitaine, France.  Made from raw ewe’s milk. NOT suitable for vegetarians.

FROM OUR DELI COUNTER

Supergreen Pesto:  In the dead of winter, all we dream about is spring – green, fresh, and flavourful things to get us through. Like this super-vibrant, super-green pesto. Broccoli, kale, basil, broad bean, pumpkin & sunflower seeds join forces in a fantastic alternative to your usual pesto.

This supergreen pesto is so easy to whip up at a moment’s notice to use as a pasta sauce. Or as a sandwich spread, an awesome addition to quiches, frittatas and scrambled eggs, as a topping for pizza or even a dipping sauce swirled through mayo for raw veggie sticks! The list goes on!

FROM OUR WINE SECTION

Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc: Greywacke (pronounced ‘grey-wacky’) is the name given to the grey sedimentary rock that characterises much of the soil in this estate’s vineyard. The winery was founded in 2009, and is the brainchild of Kevin Judd, former winemaker of the much esteemed of Cloudy Bay for 25 years.

Tasting notes: This New World wine deliciously aromatic and highly perfumed – exuding ripe nectarine, pink grapefruit and lemon zest with a lifted floral fragrance reminiscent of jasmine and elderflower. Classic ripe Marlborough Sauvignon – with melon and gooseberry flavours and a touch of passionfruit, wound into a generous, mouth-filling palate that finishes dry and crisp.

New World Wines are those wines produced outside the traditional wine-growing areas of Europe and the Middle East, in particular from Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.

Partner with a selection of canapes made with smoked salmon, anchovies or goat’s chêvre cheese.  Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand.

 

FROM OUR BAKERY SECTION

Rosemary, Hazelnut & Sultana Levain (Levain is a leavening agent or bread starter)  A beautifully fragrant Levain from Flour Station bakery, loaded with hazelnuts and juicy sultanas, aromatic hand-picked rosemary and a touch of spelt.  This full flavoured loaf is the perfect host for rich cheeses such as cheddars and goats cheese, why not try it with our seasonal ewe’s milk cheese Ossau Iraty?

FRESH FROM THE  MARKET

Jersey Royal Potatoes: Unique to Jersey, these iconic, hand-picked, unwashed potatoes are at their most plentiful and flavoursome from April through to June. A fantastic spring potato which will complement the more delicate protein and vegetables which highlight themselves at this time of year, simply boil and serve with melted butter, seasoning and sprinkle of chive. Unwashed potatoes- the layer of earth protects from the sunlight which causes them to soften and green. They don’t need scraping, just a wash to get rid of all the soil.

Courgettes: Organic English Courgettes, Round Courgettes, Yellow Courgettes, including other available varieties at the market (baby courgettes, courgette flowers etc…) With the first crops of English courgette having a welcomed return to Bayley & Sage, it’s a wonderful time to celebrate the many varieties available at this time of year. Whilst delicious simply grilled or roasted, the possibilities are endless… Silky smooth soup, courgette-spaghetti or cheesy-baked courgette halves are just a few delicious examples to bring to your dinner table.

Gariguette Strawberries: The Gariguette is an old and much loved French variety that produces sweet, aromatic strawberries early on in the season, full of flavour. The flesh is delicate, soft and particularly juicy. Gariguette’s date back to the 1930s and are considered to be the French equivalent to “Royal Sovereign” on account of its pleasing fragrance and sugar-sweet flavour. The elongated fruits are a brilliant vermilion-red.

FROM OUR KITCHEN

Nduja Pizza: Our homemade pizza dough, with a base of our in-house tomato and basil sauce, mozzarella is sprinkled over with a mix of grated Parmesan cheese. Lastly, Nduja is added bringing a spicy sensation to the palate.

Nduja – one of Calabria’s most exclusive Salamis, made with belly and cheek pork, and Calabrese chillies. Soft, spicy hot, spreadable salami, plenty of chilli and bite.

Goat’s Curd and Green Herbs Quiche: This green quiche laden with basil, chive, watercress and with fresh tangy goat’s curd baked on top makes a terrific brunch dish or a light lunch when served with a green salad. It also does well as picnic food or in packed lunches.

Cauliflower Cheese with Keens Cheddar: Cauliflower Cheese is one of the greatest comfort foods on Earth. You will find a punchy, rustic, creamy and wholesome result in this cauliflower dish from our kitchen. The Keens Cheddar cheese sauce full of flavour makes this cauliflower cheese absolutely gorgeous. Serve it with sausages and beans or roasted meat and roast potatoes.

Shepherds’ Pie: Minced lamb is gently cooked with loads of fresh aromatic herbs such as rosemary, bay leaves, a few spices and fresh vegetables, and red wine for an extra flavour boost. The potato mash is fluffy, rich and slightly golden on top, and it gives a fantastic crunchy & soft texture at the same time.

Half Ham & Tarragon, Salad Sandwich: This fresh bread, mayo, tomato, crispy salad, tarragon and ham sandwich is a hearty, flavour- packed way to switch up your lunch.

Half Keens Cheddar and Salad Sandwich: The fresh bread, Keens cheddar cheese and butter combination are very continental. The thinly cut tomatoes and fresh salad added on the sandwich increases its taste and flavour.

Why not enjoy these two delicious half sandwiches accompanied by some spring greens from our vitality bar, or a little salad snack pot of coleslaw or potato salad.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our latest products of the month.  Any questions please contact us at info@bayley-sage.co.uk, follow us at @bayleyandsage and sign up to our newsletter for all our news, events and competitions at http://www.bayley-sage.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you in store soon!

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