Using Ends and Rinds- Don’t Throw Them Away!

by Southern Season in Learn


Southern Season loves food and we thought we would share some creative ideas from our deli for enjoying every scrap of trimming from your favorite meats and cheeses.
Prosciutto Ends 
Prosciutto ends have too much connective tissue to be sliced thinly, but they are great for cooking! We usually cut them at about a quarter inch thickness -an ideal size for cutting into thin lardons or dicing- and they lend… read more

Friday’s Uncorked

Friday’s Uncorked is a great way to start the weekend. Every Friday from 5 pm till last pour, enjoy a selection of wines guided by our passionate wine experts, as well as select cheese and other treats found in our store.  This is an enriching way to expand your wine knowledge while mingling with friends.  In addition, all featured wines are 20% off during the event.  No pre-registration necessary, but you can… read more

The Perfect Pairing

by Rhonda Barnhart - Cheesemonger, Chapel Hill, NC in Learn, Cheese, Wine & Beer

We love our Cheese! My task was to pick three cheeses from our cheese department any milk, any rind, any region. Hand over the lucky trio to our Wine Department.  A little thought. A little discussion. And Voila! The perfect pairing had been born.
“Bring the cheese and let’s try this out!” I was told by a Southern Season wine expert. I was intrigued by this particular pairing and couldn’t wait for my palate to begin… read more

A Cure for Boring Mixers

by Southern Season

Like eating, drinking is an evolutionary process. As our palates become more refined, we seek out new tastes and have a greater appreciation for quality. The days of making beverage choices based only on price are over (we sincerely hope you no longer drink the cheap beer or convenience store wine you drank in college). It’s also a fun adventure to discover new craft beers, taste new varieties of wine or seek out small-batch… read more


in Learn, Cheese, Wine & Beer, News & Events

Today, VIETRI has become the largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware and home decor products, working with family owned and operated factories throughout Italy. A leader in design, craftsmanship, and customer service, the VIETRI brand both complements the American lifestyle and celebrates all that is irresistibly Italian: a love of life, people, nature, and good living. Their mission today remains… read more

Product Spotlight: Haand Ceramics

by Chris Holaday in Learn, Cheese, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Learn

In rural Alamance County, North Carolina, a large and slightly rusted corrugated metal building that formerly housed a cabinet shop gives little indication of what one might find inside. Actually, the building is home to a company named Haand Ceramics, producers of an ever-increasing line of beautiful porcelain dinnerware.
At Southern Season we always like to get to know our vendors on a personal level, especially… read more

Meet Kim Calaway

Kim Calaway is manager of Southern Season’s Chapel Hill Cooking School. After running the store’s tasting station and working in prep and as an instructor in the school,  she took over as manager in October 2015. Says Kim, “My life is consumed by food! Cooking with family and friends makes the world go around and placing food on the table can bring all walks of life together. It is incredible to sit back, watch, and… read more

Kids in the Kitchen

There are plenty of reasons to get kids in the kitchen at an early age. At Southern Season, we like to focus on the fun and creative aspects of cooking, which is why we offer a series of Kids in the Kitchen classes each quarter. They are ideal for children ages 8 to 12.
Know who else thinks it’s a good idea? The American Heart Association, which has documented such benefits as openness to eating more fruits and vegetables,… read more

Skills and sorbet

by Jeri Trull in Learn, Cheese, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Learn, Learn

Simply walking into Southern Season feels like a luxury. The shelves are lined with gourmet chocolates, authentic Italian noodles of every shape and size, and seemingly endless rows of coffee.  It is a place I could wander about for hours and still find something completely unique. Reality came rushing back after I smelled an embarrassing amount of scented candles and realized it was nearly time for my first class… read more

July 4th Big Batch Cocktail

by Jill Warren Lucas in Learn, Cheese, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Learn, Learn, Wine & Beer

Nobody wants to miss the fun of Fourth of July entertaining by mixing individual drinks for all of your guests. With this red, white and blue Summer Sangria from Weathervane Bar Manager Jess Donnell, you’ll be able to sip and celebrate!
Summer Sangria
In a gallon container, add:
8 cups/66 oz Ouro Vinho Verde
4 cups/33 oz Cannonborough Beverage Co. Grapefruit Elderflower
2 cups/16.5 oz Triple Sec
2/3 cup/ 5.5 oz Owl’s… read more