Milwaukee ceramic artist Geryn Roche makes functional and fun cheese boards that deserve centerpiece status on any table. Roche’s works derive their distinctive vintage look from decorative monoprint printing with glaze. They are also dishwasher and microwave safe.
2 OUNCES, HALF PINT AND PINT, $4 – $17
Stevens Point’s Tapped Small Batch Infused Maple Syrups are unlike anything you’ve ever slathered on a stack of pancakes. Espresso, hops, ginseng and red pepper are some of the unexpected ingredients. Wondering what to do with umami spicy black garlic flavored maple syrup? Add it to a savory sauce or dressing for a sweet-tangy kick.
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3. tea towels
These deliciously soft Gingiber Flour Sack Tea Towels, screen-printed by Orchard Street Press in St. Francis, are almost too good to use. But their texture softens after washing, while the whimsical patterns retain their vibrant colors, so resist the urge to keep them just for show.
4. hot honey
Dana Spandet, the Flour Girl of the famous Flour Girl & Flame pizza, whips up a hot honey you’ll want to drizzle over your next slice of cheese and pepperoni. Heck, you’ll want to drizzle this sweet/subtly spicy condiment, infused with mashed local fermented peppers, over roasted vegetables and include it as a star addition to a cheese and charcuterie platter.
5. Herbal teas
BULK TEA BAGS AND LEAVES $5-$52
Milwaukee’s Urbal Tea specializes in functional herbal infusions, such as soothing Winter Wellness, a caffeine-free beverage that combines lemon verbena, peppermint and anise seed to help keep you warm during those cold months.
Bitters, which incorporate aromatic herbs, alcohol, and water, are added to cocktails to essentially balance the flavors of the drink. MKE-based Bittercube created the Pufferfish Bitters Blend (for Bay View’s Pufferfish Patio Lounge) to enhance the exotically fruity and spicy flavor profile of tiki drinks. It’s a must-have addition to any home cocktail bar.