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Beaufort d'Ete

$44.99/LB
18th century gastronome Brillat-Savarin called it the Prince of Gruyères, and it remains one of the most impressive traditional, raw milk cheeses available. (Note that the best Beaufort is much subtler than Swiss Gruyère). Enormous 85-pound wheels are trundled down from the Savoie Alps at the end of fleeting summers where indigenous cows have feasted on sloping meadows of flowers and grass. Murray’s avoids wheels that are flat and one-dimensional, holding out for those cheeses that are delicately fruity and scrambled eggy—look for notes of warm cream and a mellow hazelnut finish. Savor with that Bordeaux you're been saving.

Just the facts

Country France
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Unpasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 18 months
Cheese Type Swiss and Nutty
Wheel Weight 90 pounds
Pairing Recommendations

Pour a glass of...

  • Strong Beers

    Barleywine, Old Ale, Strong Ale, Scotch Ale

    Big and intense, with an alcohol punch to match, don’t underestimate any of these guys. Flavors will favor the malty side of the spectrum, with dark fruit, leather, and tobacco notes common. You will taste the booze. And it will be delicious.
    Pair with: A cheese equally big in flavor. Dunbarton Blue has subtle bluing and a savory-sweet gouda flavor that will be a perfect match for these tough brews.

  • Pinot Noir

    Lighter bodied and delicate. Old World style generally offers more funk, New World more fruit.

    Old World Pinot: Flavors of fresh cherries and raspberry balanced by a barnyard funk and high minerality. Sometimes has floral aromas, reminiscent of rose petal.
    Pair with: Almost anything! Works with funky Frenchies Epoisses and Langres, or mild natural rinds like St. Nectaire.

    New World Pinot: More sugary, with jam-like fruit, dried cherries, oak, and spice.
    Pair with: Full, fatty flavors. Alpines, cheddars, and Manchego.

     

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