Oct 14, 2013 Simi is Sonoma Taster by Out of the Box Collective The SIMI is Sonoma Taster by Out of the Box Collective is a limited-edition holiday partnership between renowned Sonoma-based winery, SIMI, and we, the artisanal food purveyor Out of the Box Collective, demonstrating a shared passion for sourcing locally and growing sustainably. Inside you will find Taste of Sonoma--carefully curated by SIMI Winery Executive Chef Kolin Vazzoler and Out of the Box Collective founder Jennifer Piette--a collection of products for an epicurean experience that reflects the unique terroir and unforgettable culinary landscape of Sonoma County. We are proud to donate a portion of proceeds from every Taster purchased to Action Against Hunger, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of severely malnourished children and helping vulnerable communities become self-sufficient. About our Sonoma Friends in the Box: Dry Creek Peach & Produce--Everyone in Northern California agrees that Dry Creek has the greatest peaches in California. What better fruit to make this specialty SIMI Sonoma County Chardonnay-infused jam? Tip from Chef Kolin: Try a tablespoon on top of the encolsed Chardonnay Savory Salt Wheat Crackers with a slice of demond du midi cheese Black Pig Meat Co.--Our favorite sweet-meets-salty indulgence: the Black Pig Bacon Piggy Pop! Tip from Chef Kolin: Enjoy this sweet and savory pop with a glass of SIMI Landslide Cabernet Sauvignon. How decadent.... Preserve Sonoma--To pair with your favorite cheese platter, this unique blend of Pickled Beets is an ideal ingredient in many hors d'oeuvres or as a spread. Tip from Chef Kolin: Toast a crostini, add a scoop of taleggio cheese and dollop the beet relish to serve as an hors d'oeuvre or, use as a wholesome sauce on a grilled white meat of your choice Whole Vine Products--These Chardonnay Savory Salt Wheat Crackers are the perfect complement to pair with your favorite cheese platter and SIMI varietals. Tip from Chef Kolin: Top with a cheese and a touch of the SIMI Sonoma County Chardonnay infused peach jam while sipping a glass of SIMI Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Merchants & Millers--Add a bit of the Sonoma Sea Salt to help elevate your next meal. As they say, excellent salt is the jewelry of a meal.... Tip from Chef Kolin: Use this salt to season raw fish and meat or sprinkle over your extra virgin olive oil as a dipping sauce. the girl & the fig--From the shop of the famed Sonoma girl & the fig restaurant, this Fig & Port Vinaigrette adds the finishing touch to the Taster. Tip from Chef Kolin: Mix in a bit of extra virgin olive oil with the vinaigrette to dress a leafy green salad. Just to cut the richness after the Black Pig Bacon Piggy Pop...! Click here to purchase your SIMI is Sonoma Taster!