Pairing cannabis and cheese is a thing.
And it’s not like that time you consumed a suspiciously viridescent cookie before reclining and eating an entire box of Cheez-Its. In participating California dispensaries with legalized recreational marijuana, we invite you to select from a veritable smorgasbord of butter, cheese and curds and receive inspired pairing ideas from our cheese mongers who love and respect cannabis just as much and put their mongering skills to use. We educate about how the product is on the nose, on the palate, the different pairing ideas. Both cheese and cannabis result from a mix of agricultural ingenuity and culinary creativity. They also exude many of the same fragrant oils, called terpenes; in cheese, they’re the piney, citrusy echoes of fresh pasture. Naturally, mongers and budtenders alike await the day when marijuana-laced cheese wheels grace shop shelves. But so long as American dairy remains federally regulated, “medicated cheeses” are out of the question. For now, MARKS Artisans presents cheese, butter and curds on the plate for dispensaries and private events and that in itself is pretty dope.