galaxy cutting board by American HeirloomGalaxy cutting board by American Heirloom

Maybe you have been asking yourself, am I eating or serving the right cheese for my sign? I'm sure you have and that's why we're hear to help you. We have put together a little guide featuring our brand new Galaxy Cutting Boards.

Cancer + Mozzarella: The sensitive Crab loves to love others and mozzarella is appreciated for it's versatility.

Taurus + Blue Cheese: The determined Bull knows that slow and steady wins the race and Blue Cheese is buttery and pungent.

Virgo + St. Angel Triple Creme: The discerning Virgin strives for perfection and the St. Angel Triple Creme is refined and happy-go-lucky.

Scorpio + Tomme Crayuese: The perceptive Scorpion thrives in the depths and Tomme Crayuese is complex, mushroomy and earthy.

Capricorn + Cheddar: The ambitious Goat is always at the top and Cheddar is solid and predictable.

Aries + Parmigiano-Reggiano: The bold Ram is ready to conquer any challenge and Parmigiano-Reggiano is the kind of cheese you can use any just about any dish.

Pisces + Malghese:  The dreamy Fishes flow with the currents and Malghese is mild with a fruity tang.

Gemini + Wenslydale with Apricots:  The quick-thinking Twins shake things up and Wenslydale is both sweet and savory.

Aquarius + Kunik: The worldly Water-bearer marches to its own beat and Kunik is light and tangy.

Sagittarius + Feta: The far-seeing Archer is always expanding and Feta improves with age.

Leo + Herbed Chevre: The generous Lion lives to express itself and Herbed Chevre is a true party favorite.

Libra + Ricotta: The peaceful Scales are on a journey of balance and Ricotta is slightly sweet.

Galaxy cutting board by American Heirloom

Galaxy cutting board by American Heirloom

As promised, we have some new and exciting items to share with you. Our taper candle holders are classic and modern. Available in three sizes, these candle holders will add a touch of modern design to your next dinner party table decor.taper candle holders

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A smooth finish and beautiful wood impart a modern look to this classically shaped candle holder. The stately large holder pairs beautifully with smaller sizes in the walnut collection.  Our smallest size also fits a tea light candle. Sold individually so that you can curate your own table setting.

Dimensions:  Large 2.2” dia x 4.5” h,  Medium 2.2" dia x 3.5" h, Small 2.2" dia x 2.5" h

Irish Coffee Recipe
With the weather turning cooler and the holidays right around the corner, you can use this cocktail recipe for entertaining or a quiet night on the couch when you need to just relax.
1oz Irish Whiskey (We used Teeling)
.5 Amaro Montenegro
4-6 oz brewed coffee 
Top with a generous layer of Montenegro Whipped Cream*
Top whip with a sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar
Step one: brew the coffee
First, brew your coffee using our new coffee scoop. Each one is available in walnut or maple and comes with a hot pink leather strap.
Brew the coffee
Brew the coffeeStep two: add the whiskey
Then, add 1 oz of your favorite Irish Whiskey, we used Teeling
Step three: add the Montenegro
And .5 oz of Amaro Montenegro
Step four: add your coffee
Pour in your hot coffee
Step five: top with whipped cream
Make your whipped cream: 
Add .5 ounce of Montenegro and a generous spoonful of white sugar to a half-pint of heavy whipping cream and whip until soft peaks form. For an Irish coffee you want a pliable whipped cream that will be sippable. Eat leftover whip on berries, or right off the spoon.
Top with Montenegro whipped cream
Step six: sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
Finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar

Courtesy of Amanda Whitt, bartender at Amor y Amargo and The Up & Up, New York, New York

Magic Flute New Year's Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate the new year with the Magic Flute, a festive cocktail inspired by rebirth.


1 oz St George Terroir Gin

1/2 oz Cynar

1/2 oz Lemon

1/2 oz Honey Ginger Syrup*

*For the Honey Ginger Syrup:

2 Parts Honey

1 Part Hot Water

Making the Honey Ginger Syrup:

Stir until dissolved, add some sliced fresh ginger and refrigerate to cool overnight, strain out the ginger and store in the fridge.  This syrup is also amazing in tea, or as a sweetener for an Old Fashioned.  

Add all ingredients in shaker, shake briefly over ice and strain into two Champagne flutes or favorite glassware, top with a little Champagne or Prosecco.

Garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy!

If you want to build more for a bigger party, multiply the recipe and chill the batch in the refrigerator ahead of time, and simply combine with the Champagne or Prosecco to order.