Welcome! In 2003 we settled in Newburyport, MA to start our family-beginning with our community store-The Grand Trunk. We wanted to offer wine, cheese and other delicious edibles that were made with quality and love. Each year we visit our producers in Europe and in N. America to understand the passion, the history behind each product and to reassure you that the foods we sell are made free of harmful agents with the purest ingredients. Below, we are visiting our Lambrusco producer while pairing it with a traditional Italian meal that included aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy and 4 year Parmigiano-Reggiano.
This rare cheese from Corsica is coated in wild scrubland herbs from this island. Rosemary, juniper and hot chills are also present. Semi-soft in texture with an ice-cream-like feel in the mouth, this delicate cheese has delicious milky flavors of fresh milk and subtle herbal notes.
Familiarize yourself with some delicious wines from Portugal. Here in the “New World” most of us don’t know what the indigenous grapes taste like or what they are similar to probably because the names are completely unrecognizable and hard to pronounce. However, Portugal has been and is producing not only very affordable wines but some […]
Arguably one of the greatest cheeses on earth, Comté is an unpasteurized cow’s milk cheese made deep in the Jura mountains that delivers complex flavors of nuts, browned butter, grass, toffee, and more. The Comté that we carry at the store is strictly from Marcel Petit, one of the greatest affineurs in the world. The […]
Raclette, the famed cheese from the French and Swiss alps. This simple meal is an ancient tradition originating in this mountainous region where the cheese is heated in front of a fire and then scraped (racler) onto a plate with firm potatoes, cured ham, gherkin pickles and pickled onions. Pair this with a glass of […]
The prized olive from Southern France, found throughout the Languedoc and the Roussillon. These prized olives are crunchy and nutty with meaty and sweet flavors along with subtle almond and almost avocado nuances.