Cheese Plate with Wine or Beer Flight at Humboldt and Jackson (Up to 44% Off)

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Catherine T. ·
· Reviewed March 23, 2017
Excellent place! Great food and service!!!

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Lisa M. · 43 reviews TOP REVIEWER HELPFUL REVIEWER
· Reviewed January 14, 2017
What an amazing place! Fantastic wines. Amazing atmosphere. Great owners/staff.

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Julianne J. ·
· Reviewed December 19, 2016
Not only was the wine flight and cheese plate on point, our waitress was an absolute gem. The roasted beets and brussel sprouts were delicious, and the vibe of Humboldt and Jackson was casual/cozy/everything you could want on a cold winter night. And five stars for the 90s R&B music they were playing. Can't wait to visit again!

What You'll Get


Choose Between Two Options

  • $30 for two wine flights with one cheese plate ($51 value)
  • $25 for two beer flights with one cheese plate ($45 value)
  • See the food and drink menus.

Dairy Cultures: The Invisible Society of Cheese

Cheeses derive their distinct flavors from different colonies of bacteria. Discover the inner workings of these microcosmic societies with Groupon’s study of dairy cultures.

Your body may not have much in common with a wheel of edam cheese, but thousands of tiny, helpful organisms are constantly at work in both. Many of the lactococci, lactobacilli, and streptococci bacteria that keep us alive and healthy are what also bestow cheese curds with earthy flavors, warm pungency, and distinct textures. However, the human eye is unable to witness these organisms at work. Instead, it’s only through a microscope that we can see the tangles of bacteria devour milk sugars, converting them into lactic acid and giving the characteristic tang to cheese, buttermilk, and yogurt.

Even slightly different microorganisms can yield wildly different finished dairy products. Swiss and emmentaler cheeses, for example, are known for their holes—called “eyes” by cheesemakers. The holes are actually bubbles of carbon dioxide that the bacterium propionibacter shermani expels while converting sugars into extremely quiet show tunes. Though bacteria are crucial in separating and flavoring curds, microorganisms in the fungi kingdom also help cheesemakers. In the French town of Roquefort, cool caves provide the ideal home for penicillium roqueforti, a mold that romps in emerald bolts across wheels of cheese, leaving it with a potent aroma and flavor. The complex maze of bitter earthiness is so unique that the cheese has been protected by a royal patent since the 15th century.

It is possible that some of the exact same colonies of microorganisms flavoring today’s roquefort cheese have survived the ensuing 500 years. This is because maintaining the tiny creatures is a simple and fulfilling process, whether making cheese or other dairy treats. “I’ve made my own yogurt nearly every week for more than 10 years, beginning with a starter given to me by a friend from yogurt-loving India, and using the last spoonfuls of one batch to make the next,” says Harold McGee, better known as the New York Times’s Curious Cook. “It’s a satisfying ritual of continuity and caretaking.”

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverage. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Humboldt and Jackson


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