Mary, specialty cheese manager at our West Linn location, shares how easy it is to order or create a holiday cheese board with Oregon favorites! Award-winning Rogue River Blue, Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper Cheddar, Oregon State University Cheddar Cheese Curds and Willamette Valley Cheese Company French Prairie Brie are some of Mary’s favorite local cheeses. Watch the video. Know what you want or need suggestions? Stop by your Market and ask your Cheese Steward for assistance!
We have a high standard for the quality of our meats—turkey is no exception! All of our turkeys are free-range, antibiotic-free and perfect for your holiday feast. Cooking a high-quality turkey requires a little extra care because it does not have a saline solution you might find with a conventional turkey. Here’s a tip: high-quality turkeys are best brined and buttered. Don’t need a whole turkey? The butchers at your Market Meat & Seafood Department can help you choose the perfect cut. Watch the video. Which turkey will you choose?
Whether you’re a year-round baker or a holiday treat-maker, buying your ingredients in bulk can ensure freshness, reduce cost and lessen packaging waste. You Market Bulk aisles are also where you’ll find sweet treats to fill jars or holiday stockings for that authentic, straight-from-the-North-Pole appearance.
Decorating cookies is a fun way to spend time with your family during the holidays. Make sugar or gingerbread cookies yourself or pick-up or pre-order a few packages of undecorated cookies from your Market Bakery to simplify things, like Mindy Lockard recommends. Try using cheese knives for frosting your cookies for easier spreading. And, let each layer dry to avoid mixing colors. Cookies make a great gift for teachers, coworkers and friends! Watch the video. Just put them in a clear bag, tie, and add a gift tag, which you can download and print here. Get started!
One of our favorite simple pleasures is pears paired with Brie. Chef Greg’s rustic tart takes those flavors to a fantastic new level, made even better with toasted walnuts, apricot jam and a flakey butter crust. Best served warm, this free-form galette makes a stunning dessert or brunch centerpiece during the holidays. Watch the video.
Need advice on how to cook your holiday cut? Create a stress-free meal by following our cooking instructions for roasting, deep-frying and smoking beef, pork and poultry. If you need more assistance, feel free to call your Market Meat & Seafood Department.