Monterey, CA. –Award-winning Peter B’s Brewpub, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, will debut a cheese collaboration at the 4th Annual Monterey Beer Garden in partnership with Schoch Family Farmstead.
The anticipated Beer Cheese, called Mt. Toro Tomme, incorporates Peter B’s Brewpub’s Stout Ale, which is crafted in house at Peter B’s Brewpub, along with Schoch’s curds and whey. After the Stout Ale was sufficiently infused, the curds were pressed overnight to make delicious beer cheeses that then began their maturation and aging process for over 6 months. During this time the outside rind of the cheeses were washed a couple times each week with a Peter B’s Stout Ale-brine mixture to develop the natural rind mosaic. The raw milk, aged, natural-rind cheeses are very flavorful, with a nice sharpness and subtle beer infused flavor.
“This exciting collaboration was inspired by Beau of Schoch Family Farmstead and myself looking to incorporate local ingredients from Monterey County and combine two things we enjoy – beer and cheese!” said Kevin Clark, Brewmaster, Peter B’s Brewpub.
Following the Monterey Beer Garden, The Beer Cheese will be available at Peter B’s Brewpub and Jacks Restaurant, both located inside the Portola Hotel & Spa. The Beer Cheese will be incorporated into the Peter B’s Cheese Plate.
For more information about the Monterey Beer Garden, please click HERE.
About Peter B’s Brewpub:
Peter B’s Brewpub is Monterey’s only craft brewery and a popular spot for locals and hotel guests alike. Peter B’s Brewpub combines sustainable pub food, award-winning handcrafted beer prepared by resident Brewmaster Kevin Clark, and a warm, friendly atmosphere for guests. Peter B’s Brewpub is located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey’s first and only Silver LEED® EB certified hotel and recently earned AAA Four Diamond Rating. For more information on Peter B’s Brewpub and Portola Hotel & Spa, please visit http://www.portolahotel.com/
About Schoch Family Farmstead:
Established in 1944, Schoch Dairy is located on the famed El Camino Real in the fertile Salinas Valley. Brothers Adolph and Ernest emigrated from Switzerland and found their way to California, establishing a family farmstead where they could continue the work they knew best: dairying. At that time, hundreds of small dairies dotted the Salinas Valley, where rich soil and the temperate coastal climate provide ideal conditions for grazing and milk production. Today, Schoch Dairy is one of only a few family dairies remaining in Monterey County. Milking only 100 purebred Holstein cows, the Schoch family have held true to their commitment to “quality over quantity”. For more information on Schoch Family Farmstead, please visit http://schochfamilyfarm.com/