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Say cheese with Chef Amaury

Amaury Rosado

Amaury Rosado

Artisan cheesemaker Fons Smits from Ludwig Farmstead Creamery visits Chef Amaury restaurant in Aurora at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, for Chef Amaury Rosado’s special dinner focusing on Ludwig cheeses.

These handcrafted cheeses are made on the Fithian, Ill., farm with milk from Ludwig’s own cows.

Rosado’s five-course menu includes Sangamon cheese in a roasted vegetable salad over greens, paired with Domaine de Pajot 2011 ‘Les Quatre Cepages’ Cotes de Gascogne; sea bass with Kickapoo cheese-amaranth risotto and wilted greens, served with Domaine Montrose 2012 Chardonnay; Jake’s Wheel in a grilled Cheese with tomato coulis, accomanied by J. Christopher 2011 ‘J.J.’ Pinot Noir; Feather Ridge cheese layered in a sandwich Cubano along with Berkshire pork, Dijon mustard, La Quercia prosciutto and pickle, with a glass of Saint Cosme 2011 Cotes du Rhone Rouge; and Vermillion River Blue Cheese strawberry tart with port-wine chocolate sauce and Secco 2011 Rose Sparkling Brut.

Co-sponsored by the Great American Cheese Collection, the dinner, including wine pairings, cost $75 plus tax and tip. Reservations are required.

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