Category: Staff Picks

May 17, 2022

The Tastiest Trifecta: Creative — and Delicious — Beer, Cheese and Burger/Brat Match-Ups

Of course, all great food begins with great ingredients. Our Oliver’s Own Burger Patties use Oliver’s Choice 100% Angus Beef. Our house-made Bratwurst are made from Niman Ranch Pork. All are prepared fresh daily in our Meat Department and incorporate the highest-quality ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. Our Gourmet Cheese Department offers the most comprehensive […]

April 26, 2022

Take the Best Bites Challenge!

Here is the quartet of beautiful and delicious “Best Bites” from our Cheesemongers. Curious to try one or more of them? You will find all of the ingredients featured this week in the Oliver’s Press Democrat ad.               Pennyroyal Farm Laychee Bite – Created by Heather Schoneman, Cotati Gourmet […]

March 15, 2022

A Love Fried and True – and Local: A ROCKY® Chicken Food Adventure!

Petaluma Poultry/ROCKY® Chicken If you live in Sonoma County, you hear a lot about ROCKY® the Free Range Chicken, but do you know the full story? Allen Shainsky was born into a family of egg farmers and developed his passion and respect for poultry at an early age. He founded Petaluma Poultry in 1969 and […]

February 15, 2022

Find your perfect match here: Bay Area Beers & Bites

Seismic Alluvium with Nicasio Valley Foggy Morning Tasting Notes: Nicasio’s Farmstead fromage Blanc is a fresh farmstead Fromage Blanc.  When paired with Seismic Brewing’s Alluvium, the Pilsner brings out essences of fresh milk in the cheese followed by subtle notes of bitter citrus resembling pithy grapefruit, finishing light and crisp. Nicasio Valley Foggy Morning, $17.99/lb. […]

September 28, 2021

Splurge or Save with the Wine Experts at Oliver’s Market

From Ally Williams, Corporate Wine Buyer’s Assistant Save: Burgans Albarino – 2019, Spain, 750ml, $15.99 “Vibrant and exotic with a perfumy bouquet of ripe melon, this Spanish Albarino opens with smooth, juicy tropical flavors. When decanted, vibrant minerality carries through to a long, floral finish chalk full of palate tingling salinity and light bodied freshness. […]

September 7, 2021

Oliver’s Own Commissary Bakery

In a quiet corner behind the Tavern in our Windsor store lies a hidden wonderland of sweet, buttery deliciousness. Oliver’s Bakery Commissary provides a mouth-watering array of scratch-made items that are shipped to our store locations for in-house baking and decorating. Headed by Executive Baker, Phyllis Heagney, and staffed by her laughing cadre of bakers, […]

September 7, 2021

Finding “Core Values” in Wine & Cheese Pairing: Add Apples for new Appeal!

Pairing 1: Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, ($18.99/lb. this week) Local Organic Gala Apples, Grown by Devoto Gardens in Sebastopol via F.E.E.D. Sonoma, $1.99/lb. La Crema Chardonnay – 2019, Sonoma Coast, $15.99 Cheese Notes: Handcrafted by Vermont’s Cabot Creamery and loving aged by neighbors the Cellars at Jasper Hill, Clothbound is an approachable but complex natural-rind, bandaged […]

July 6, 2021

A Match Made in Sonoma County: Local Wine & Cheese Pairings at Oliver’s

Sonoma County is famous for its abundance of fresh, artisan foodstuffs, and perhaps most famous of all are the world-class wines and cheeses. Yes, dotting the rolling Sonoma County hills and mighty coastline are some of the finest wineries, vineyards, creameries, and dairies in the country, each contributing to an industry that generates over a […]

May 11, 2021

Beer, Burgers, and Cheese – Oh My!

Call us your culinary matchmaker, because we’ve done it again! In honor of American Craft Beer Week, we’ve gone back to the old drawing board and rustled up some pairings, and we have to say, these may be our finest yet. Yes, this week, we’ve taken some our very favorites in craft beer and paired […]

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