June 2014 Newsletter

Happy Anniversary

June marks our 34th anniversary serving the greater Manchester, NH area.  We are excited and proud to have reached this milestone and we look forward to many more years.


We are also excited to announce that you have voted us Best of NH in two categories this year – Specialty Food Store and Wine Shop.  Thank you for all your support.  We will be at the Best of NH celebration event on Thursday June 19 at the Verizon Center in Manchester; we hope to see you there.



Wines of the Month:


Al dente! – from Italy

Perfect to the Point

Pinot Grigio 2012

Winemaker Notes:  Crisp, aromatic and refreshing.  Medium dry.  To be enjoyed before dinner, with light pasta dishes or salad.

Merlot 2011


Winemaker Notes:  Pleasant fruity nose with nuances of black cherry and plum, with mild tannins and a silky finish.


June Special: $11.99 per bottle or 2 for $21.90

Pasta of the Month:

Kale, Pancetta & Parmigiano Ravioli –  A little veggie, a little meat, a little cheese, a lot of flavor.  Available in our freezer case.

Qty 8               $7.95


Cheese of the Month:

Bucherondin De Chevre


Bucherondin is a mild, French goat cheese made by Sevre et Belle, a large, century-old dairy cooperative in the Poitou-Charentes region of western France.  Bucherondin is made with pasteurized milk and has the shape of a log – ‘buche’ is French for log and ‘bucheron’ means woodcutter or lumberjack.  Bucherondin has a wrinkled bloomy rind that resembles the bark of a tree.  This gourmet cheese is semi-soft, and has a dense, flaky paste and the flavor of Bucherondin is mild when young then sharpens with age.

This cheese is excellent served with aperitifs or can be used for salads, marinating or simply chevre for the cheese board.


June Special @ $13.95/lb.


Wine and Food Tastings:

Friday June 13 – Wine tasting 3 – 6 p.m. with Mike from Crush Wines.  Find a nice wine to give to Dad for Father’s Day

Friday June 27 – Wine tasting 3 – 6 p.m. with Tracie from R.P. Imports.  Try some great wines for your Fourth of July celebration.

Saturday June 28 – Wine tasting Noon to 3:00 p.m. with Sheila from Circa Wines.  Couldn’t make it Friday, try some great holiday celebration wines.


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


What’s New At Angela’s


Fox Country Smokehouse. – Smoked Meats and Cheeses – since 1969 this Canterbury, NH business has been making quality smoked products.  We are excited to now offer a few of their smoked meats and cheeses.  Available in our refrigerator cases:

  • Hickory Smoked Country Style Bacon
  • Pepper Coated Country Smoked Bacon
  • Country Smoked Traditional Polish Sausage
  • Pork Kielbasa with Pure NH Maple Syrup

Various weights         $8.50 lb.


  • Smoked Cheddar Cheese with Horseradish
  • Smoked Havarti Cheese with Dill

Various weights         $11.99 lb.


  • Smoked Monterey Jack Cheese with Red & Green Peppers

Various weights         $10.99 lb.


Sidehill Farm – Fruit Pastes – From Brattleboro, VT

From one of the first specialty food companies in Vermont, come these flavorful fruit pastes to accompany your cheese plate.  This product contains no pectin or artificial ingredients, just boiled-down fruit and sugar, handmade and hand-stirred.  Located by our cheese case and available in two flavors:

  • Plum Paste – The color will complement any cheese board, and the flavor pairs well with blue, cheddar, and fresh goat and sheep cheeses.
  • Pear Paste – The delicate flavor and aroma of this fruit paste pairs well with blue cheese, farmhouse cheddars and brie.

5 oz. jar                       $6.59

Maninis – Gluten Free Fresh Pasta – Made with ancient grains, this fresh gluten free pasta is rice and corn free and contains no bioengineered ingredients.  Available in our refrigerated case, this pasta cooks in 3 minutes.  Available in two cuts:


  • Lemon Thyme Linguini
  • Roasted Garlic Fettuccini

9 oz. package              $6.95

Recipe of the Month


Chevre Tartine Recipe


Yields: 18 appetizers

1 baguette bread, sliced in 18 even thick slices
2 cloves garlic, halved lengthwise
½ pound bûcherondin de chèvre, cut into 18 equal wedges
2 shallots, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
¼ cup sesame honey cashew nuts, coarsely chopped


For the grilled baguette: Lightly brush the baguette slices with olive oil. Place the pieces on a hot grill. Cook over medium heat until you get grill marks (about 2-3 minutes on each side). Remove from the grill. Rub slices of baguette against a cut clove of garlic.

Preparing the shallots, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes:

Finely mince the remaining garlic.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan. Add the shallots and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 6-7 minutes, until the shallots are softened. Add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes; cook for an additional 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add dill and parsley.

Assembly time:

Spread a spoonful of the sun-dried tomato mixture in the center of the baguette slices. Top with the cheese wedges.

Place the crostini on a baking pan lined with parchment paper and place under the broiler (low setting) for 8 minutes until golden.

Sprinkle with the cashew nuts. Serve warm.