It's Fondue Season!

It's Fondue Season!

It's Fondue Season!
Whether you are hitting the slopes or staying in for a Valentine's Day celebration, fondue is your ticket to delicious success. Whatever your vibe is this coming weekend, the perfect way to cap off a day is around a cozy pot of fondue that you can easily make at home.
Use our tried and true traditional fondue cheese mix or switch things up and try our Alpine Special Edition if you're feeling more adventurous. This new option packs more sharp, funky flavor from a different mix of Alpine-style cheeses. Find our fondue recipe below. Stop in for all the ingredients and dipping items for a fondue night or place an order for delivery or pickup here
St. Kilian’s Classic Fondue
2 garlic cloves, halved crosswise
1 cup white wine
1 Tbsp cornstarch or 2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp kirsch (optional)
1/2 pound Gruyere, shredded
1/2 pound Comte, shredded
1/4-1/2 pound Appenzeller, shredded
-Rub the inside of your fondue pot or heavy pot with the cloves of garlic, add wine and bring to a simmer at med-low heat
-mix cornstarch in a bowl with shredded cheeses
-gradually add shredded cheese to the pot in small amounts, whisk cheese with a spoon and wait until cheese is completely melted and incorporated before adding more cheese
-when all cheese has been added, add kirsch to finish (if fondue is to thin you can add some additional cornstarch to the kirsch before adding)
-lower heat on fondue pot or place regular pot over a sterno to keep warm Our favorite for serving is a cubed up sourdough bread and tart apples, but you can also try roasted potatoes, or fresh veggies for dipping.
  • Jon Marsh
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Super Snack Ideas for the Big Game

Super Snack Ideas for the Big Game

A grazing board of cheese and charcuterie is always a good choice for game day. Stop by the shop this weekend to pick one up or order online to have your order ready to go.
In the mood for something different? Here are 3 of our favorite easy snack ideas:

#1. Soft Pretzels and Queso 
Colorado-made On Tap Kitchen's Soft Pretzels are quick, easy and delicious. They are great warmed in the oven or our favorite way to enjoy is with Leigh Olivers White Hot Queso dip, pictured above.

#2  Ultimate Popcorn with Truffle and Parmesan
Casina Rossa Truffle Salt & Cheese is a blend of seal salt, black truffle and dried Parmigiano Reggiano. Add it to fresh popcorn that’s lightly coated with melted butter or olive oil for the best popcorn you’ve ever tasted

#3 Arepas Snack Sandwiches
A new addition at St. Kilian’s, Arepas Point Venezuelan-style corn arepas are a great vessel for all kinds of snacks. Our personal favorite is Italian Sausage, provolone and peppers. New Italian style peppers in Jar from Monteleone are a great addition to Lonardo’s sausage or your favorite protein, stuff them all inside a fresh cooked Arepas. Grab the arepas in our shop or order online here.

Want a few other easy idea?
We love Sweet Grass Dairy's Pimento Cheese, made with an award-winning tomme cheese. Or Cream City Market's classic curds
Flatirons Food Film Festival: Craft Chocolate Pairing

Flatirons Food Film Festival: Craft Chocolate Pairing

The Flatirons Food Film Festival kicks off on 1/28 and runs until 2/5, don't miss out! It will be held virtually this year, so you can enjoy all of the films from the comfort of your couch. To pair with the program, they have put together some fun food pairings. You can check them all out on their website. We are excited to have curated one of the pairings. The craft chocolate flight was put together in honor of one of the films, Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story.

Grab tickets to view the films HERE and anyone can purchase the craft chocolate trio HERE.
2021 Check-In

2021 Check-In

Thanks for your support during a challenging 2020!

Before we get on to Flatirons Food Film Festival below...
 You all have kept us busy through the end of the year and we couldn't be more thankful for that. Now that we've had a chance to catch our breath, please accept our belated Happy New Year!

In addition to sending out a huge thank you we wanted to take this opportunity to update our customers on what all of your support has done for our business and our plans for 2021.
It's been close to a year since our entire business changed almost overnight. Although it has been more then 10 months since we all started adjusting to new norms, it feels like it's the first opportunity we've had to reflect a little and start looking forward, instead of just trying to keep up.  While this certainly was the most challenging period we've faced as business owners, there was a lot of good to come out of 2020 for St. Kilian's.
With the overwhelming support from our customers and the hard work of our employees, we were able to make some big strides forward that we hope will benefit our customers, employees, and vendors for a long time to come.  A couple of highlights include:
  • We donated over $8000 to deserving charities and organizations from our shoplocal promotion and our Victory Cheese program
  • We supported small American producers and vendors by moving more of our purchasing to their products and paying cash on delivery to help make up for their lost restaurant business sales
  • We expanded our local pickup and delivery options to improve safety and convenience for our customers and employees
  • We were able to expand our employee benefits in 2020 as all of them continued working on the front lines throughout the pandemic and allowed us to keep our doors open
In the coming months we hope to continue adding to our product offerings as we grow to meet all of our customers needs.  You can expect regular communication from us and more offerings on our website as we continue to try and make shopping from home easier for all our customers. We're looking forward to when we can welcome everyone back in person, share tastes in our shop and enjoy meals at our favorite restaurants.  Until then, we wish you all the best in 2021!
  • Jon Marsh
Easily Pick-Up or Deliver Holiday Orders

Easily Pick-Up or Deliver Holiday Orders

It's our busiest time of the year.

The days leading up to Thanksgiving are some of our busiest each year. Because we are limiting the number of people in our store at one time, we encourage you to place an order for pick-up or delivery. It's easy! And it means you won't spend time waiting in line.

We know this year will be different, and we want to be sure your shopping goes smoothly. Here's how to shop like a pro and avoid lines:

1. Call or email us with your order, we are happy to answer any questions for you, just like if you were in the store. OR order right on our website and build your order there. Since our selections are always changing, we don't have our entire selection on the website, but we are happy to add items to your order.

2. Select a local delivery option or select pick-up and we can meet you at the curb with your order.

3. Feel accomplished because your shopping is done and all you have to do now is enjoy Thanksgiving!

We are open our usual hours next week, of course closed on Thanksgiving Day.

We are still so thankful for each of you!

Y'all continue to show up and support our Highlands neighborhood! We are grateful to have customers who have continued to support us small businesses. Thank you, thank you!
We're sponsoring the Highlands Farmers Market! $5 Market Bucks

We're sponsoring the Highlands Farmers Market! $5 Market Bucks

There are only two more weeks of the Highlands Farmers Market!
We want to thank all the Vendors, Real Farmers Markets, the Highlands Merchant Association and, of course, all of the customers who make the market possible and have allowed us to have a great market during challenging times.   This weekend, in support of the market and all the wonderful farmers and artisans, we are asking everyone to come out and help support them. St. Kilian's will  be contributing over $1000 to the market vendors, and the market customers can enjoy the benefits this Sunday.
We will be participating in the market this weekend and are giving away market bucks to customers to spend at the market.  Stop by Sunday at our tent or at the store to grab your bucks, and then simply shop with any market vendor and enjoy. We will be handing out over $1,000 in $5 market bucks to say thank you to our farmers and neighbors.
We hope to see you all this Sunday!