June 2013 Newsletter

Thank You!

June marks Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop’s 33rd anniversary and what better way to celebrate than announcing that you have voted us the “Best of New Hampshire” in 3 categories – Specialty Food Store, Gourmet-to-Go, and Caterer.  We are proud of this achievement and grateful to our customers without whom our enjoyment of providing interesting and fun gourmet experiences would not be possible.  We look forward to another year of serving you.


Reminder:  Angela’s summer hours will start on July 1st.  From July 1st through Labor Day weekend our Saturday hours are 9a.m. – 1p.m.


Wines of the Month:


Follow ‘The Path’ and discover wines that embody the unique sense of wandering exploration.

The Path Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes:  This 2011 vintage is sweet and tart on the palate with flavors of key lime pie, lemon candy and bright stone fruit flavors with underlying notes of crème brûlée and buttered toast.  It’s an elegantly appealing Chardonnay that pairs well with rich shellfish dishes and lighter fare.


The Path Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes:  This 2011 vintage is lush and fruity with flavors of strawberry and cherry.  It rounds out nicely with subtle smoky notes of cigar box and toasted cardamom.  Medium bodied, smooth and silky with restrained tannins and balanced acidity.  Exceptionally versatile food wine.


June Special: $11.95 per bottle or 2 for $21.90


Pasta of the Month:

Sun Dried Tomato and Mascarpone Ravioli – sun dried tomatoes, mascarpone cheese, and fresh basil are blended to form a rich tangy filling.

Pkg. of 8 large           $7.95


Cheese of the Month:

Beemster Aged

Beemster Aged is regarded in the Netherlands as the signature Dutch cheese. Its complex taste is developed through natural aging for over 18 months in historic cheese warehouses. A true tradition in cheese making.  With a profound flavor, firm and bold with the smooth, rich feel that is Beemster’s hallmark this cheese pairs well with red wines, port wines and dark, stout breads.

This cheese is also lactose and gluten free which makes it a special treat for those with dietary restrictions.

June Special @ $15.95/lb.

Wine and Food Tastings:

Friday June 7 – Wine tasting with Steve from Fortune Wines.  3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Friday June 14 – Popcorn tasting with Michelle from Michelle’s Popcorn.  3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Saturday June 15 – Syrian pastry tasting with Ahmad from Aissa Sweets 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Friday June 21 – Wine tasting with Dennis from Vinlandia Wines.  3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Friday June 28 – Wine tasting with Frank from Vinextra.  3:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Check our website or facebook for additional tastings or updates during the month.

What’s New at Angela’s

Jovial Gluten Free Pasta – Jovial™ brown rice pasta was developed for taste and texture first, gluten free second. Master artisans in Tuscany, Italy have skillfully transformed 100% brown rice flour into the most authentic gluten free pasta available. There is no need to feel like you are sacrificing any longer when eating gluten free. This healthful pasta will adapt perfect to your favorite recipe       .  Available in spaghetti or penne regate cuts.

12 oz. pkg                   $5.69

Cento Vegetable PasteFresh from the garden vegetable flavor is now available in a convenient, resealable tube. Cento Vegetable paste is a very versatile product made from 100% Italian tomatoes as well as a blend of celery, carrots, onions and parsley. It can be used as a replacement for a bouillon cube, seasoning for dips and soups or even enhance a pasta dish. Cento Vegetable Paste can add a burst of flavor to any meal.

4.56 oz. tube               $3.65

Three Acre Balsamic Cooking Sauce – The flavor of juniper, rosemary and garlic enhance the finest old-world balsamic vinegar adding a richness of taste to anything you roast or grill.  Balsamic Cooking Sauce is excellent for marinating poultry or meats, sautéing vegetables for soups or stews, or bringing out the sweetness of roasted vegetables. It even transforms the simple hamburger into a gourmet treat.

250 ml bottle               $8.75


Santiago Extra Virgin Olive Oil – From Chile, intended for salads, sauces and finishing dishes where the flavor really matters.  This EVOO has won gold twice at Italy’s prestigious L’Orciolo d’Oro.

500ml bottle                $14.95


Boxed lunches are back.  As part of Angela’s daily lunch specials we are offering a boxed lunch which contains a sandwich/wrap, pasta salad or equivalent side, a sweet treat, and a bottle of water.  Selection changes daily – available Monday thru Friday.


Recipe of the Month

Beemster Aged Beef Enchiladas

Ingredients (for 4 persons)

5 ounces Beemster Aged

14 ounces ground beef

1 ½ tablespoon taco seasoning

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 cans (14 ounce size) chopped tomatoes

8 small flour tortillas (8 inches)

2 green onions, sliced into rings

½ cup sour cream

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped


Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Grate the cheese coarsely.
Without adding any oil, fry the ground beef in a frying pan until done.

Stir in 1 tablespoon taco seasoning, garlic and 1 can of chopped tomatoes and simmer a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Empty the second can of chopped tomatoes into a bowl and stir in 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning.

Place the flour tortillas on a plate or cutting board one by one and spoon a line of beef filling horizontally across the lower half of the tortilla.

Sprinkle with a few green onion rings and cheese, roll up into an enchilada and carefully arrange in the baking dish.
Top with the chopped tomatoes and sour cream and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.

Place the dish in the oven and bake the enchiladas for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Garnish with cilantro.

TIP: Delicious with an avocado salad.