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Your favorite host or hostess will love that your Frog Hollow pear and Bellwether Carmody cheese bounty ($38) can be opened and devoured in fine fashion during cocktail hour. This fruity flavor combination is a classic, and works for even the most persnickety of palates. Frog Hollow pears are something of a royal treat, all lush, sweet and juicy -- no sandy or sour notes to be had.
Frog Hollow's pears are grown and ripened on a thriving 133-acre farm that is certified organic with C.C.O.F. (California Certified Organic Farmers) in Brentwood, California, in the East Bay. It's a good one-hour drive from San Francisco and worth a picking trip during harvest season next year.
Frog Hollow promises that the Bellwether cheese was: "inspired while touring Italy, [when] Liam Callahan, Bellwether's farmer and cheese maker worked to create a distinctive cow's cheese that was mild yet full of 'fresh milk flavor.' An excellent table cheese, the Carmody enhances the vanilla notes of the Warren." Sustainable, tasty, handpicked beauty: this tasty box brings it.