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Who says Happy Hour can’t be all about cheese? Nestled behind the hip restaurants at Toyota Music Factory, you will find Nosh & Bottle, the charcuterie, wine and brew bar, plus market.
The word Nosh means to snack, indulge or to pig out which perfectly describes what happens at this elegant, casual gourmet, bistro-esque, white tiled walled, market serving up chef innovated food.
When it comes to cheese, there are over a hundred different ones to choose from and many are seasonal. Beth Regan, Nosh and Bottle’s own American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, recommends Midnight Moon by Cypress Grove Creamery in Arcata, California. She describes this goat cheese gouda as the “everlasting gobstopper of cheeses” because the flavor changes inside your mouth. With each bite, you can expect to experience a little bit of salty, sharp and then nutty, not in any certain order.
Other charcuterie offerings include cured meats, olives, nuts, and spreads. However, a wine bar like this wouldn’t be complete without chocolate. Chocolate with ginger, raspberries, and even bacon!
What you should order:
Right now, Lange Twins Moscato, Miraval Code De Provence Rosé, Bella Glos Pinot Noir, Juggernaut and Abstract Red Blend are en vogue!
Not into wine? Beer drinkers have many local options at Nosh & Bottle! For a Beer/cheese pairing, Regan recommends Community Mosaic IPA with Barber’s 1833 English Cheddar.
As far as a Seasonal wine/cheese-paring, Regan says to definitely pair the Humbolt Fog Cheese with the Miraval Code De Provence Rosé.