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John Duffy

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Artisanal French Brie and Camembert

Posted by John Duffy on Oct 30, 2014 3:43:39 PM

Le Pommier Camembert and Brie du Pommier





 Firmly rooted in the Norman cheesemaking tradition, Le Pommier Camembert and Brie du Pommier from Normandy are amongst the most authentic-tasting cheeses available in the USA. The milk for these cheeses is sourced from herds of the classic Normande breed in the heart of Normandy. Famous for their milk quality, this traditional breed produces rich, grassy milk that is high in the proteins needed for cheesemaking. This milk is gently pasteurized and a complex blend of cultures is added before the cheesemaking begins. A lactic set and traditional methods are used to make a cheese that will develop and ripen with proper aging.

Le Pommier Camembert exemplifies the classic Camembert characteristics of rich, full flavor and earthy mushroom notes. Brie du Pommier is made with the same cultures and techniques, but its larger form ripens differently than the smaller Camembert. Emphasizing grassy, lactic flavors, this full-flavored Brie develops complex aromas and a smooth texture as it matures.

Hero Fruit Spreads and Marmalade

Posted by John Duffy on Sep 12, 2013 3:59:00 PM

Established in 1886, Hero’s vision was to preserve fruits as gently and carefully as possible, made from only the finest select fruits from Europe.


They contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives - - a 100% natural product.  Hero supplies luxury hotels and fine restaurants across the globe. - - the preferred choice of top bakeries for complimenting artisan breads and pastries.

HE1059 Bitter Orange Pail resized 600

The Hero premium Fruit spreads and marmalades are now in EZ pails - - no more tins!

Easy to open with resealable lid 

Hero - Plastic Bulk Pail
Packed 9.35 lb / 1 per Case

Item #    Description
HE1054    Four Fruits
HE1056    Apricot
HE1057    Strawberry
HE1059    Bitter Orange
HE1060    Raspberry
HE1062    Blueberry

Topics: Jams, Fruit Spreads, Marmalades, Hero Jams

Iberico de Bellota Pork Specialties

Posted by John Duffy on Sep 12, 2013 2:54:00 PM

Superior pork specialties made from the meat of free ranging, acorn fed  Iberico pigs.

The producer, Dehesa Cordobesa, in El Valle de Los Padroches in Córdoba has 400,000 hectares of Holm oak forest. These oak trees produce acorns considered to be the sweetest in Spain. It is here that they allow their 100% purebred Ibérico pigs to roam freely. During autumn and winter, the pigs feed on acorns, which contributes to the meat’s juicy flavor and marbled appearance. The meat is dried and cured for 90 days to develop its unparalleled flavor. 

Lomo Iberico de Bellota from Dehesa Cordobesa


The leanest of the cuts, Lomo is the loin of the pig which is cured 90 days and produced with paprika, as is customary in Spain. It is pink with some marbling of fat and a layer of fat around the edge. The only purebred loin in the U.S. market.  Slice thinly.

 Cabecero Iberico de Bellota from Dehesa Cordobesa



The cut of the pig with the most fat, Cabecero is the top loin of the Ibérico pig cured 90 days and produced with paprika. It is dark pink with more visible fat mixed in and very tender. It is the only cut of this nature here in the U.S. and not found often in Spain. Slice thinly.

Item #     Description                                                 Unit Size / Case
ME1033    Lomo Iberico Bellota Dehesa Cordobesa        2.65 lb / 6 per Case
ME1032    Cabecero Iberico Bellota Dehesa                   1.54 lb / 6 per Case