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Abondance

$29.99/LB
This assertive mountain cheese hails from France’s Haute-Savoie, the 12th century brainchild of monks at the Abbaye d’Abondance. Don’t let its conservative origins fool you. We cave age this cheese for an assertively nutty flavor, a hint of sweetness, and an intensely toasty, oniony finish. Made from a single herd of cows, pure, grass-fuelled, raw milk translates into a complex, lively tongue-tingle. Melt this cheese into your favorite fondue or pair with a crisp, floral Pinot Gris.

Just the facts

Country France
Region Rhone
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Unpasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 6 - 8 months
Cheese Type Swiss and Nutty
Wheel Weight 18 pounds
Pairing Recommendations

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  • Cider

    Brie and apples, cheddar and apples – both delicious! Why not extend that deliciousness to apples in liquid form? Enjoy cider and cheese for a pairing to remember.

    English style: drier, more like a beer, with nice acidity.
    Pair with: : Just about anything but we love it with firm natural rind cheese, like Landaff.

    Basque/Normandy : barnyardy and funky, but still with a little sweetness.
    Pair with: A beefy washed rind, like Grayson or Hudson Red to contrast the sugar and bring out the funk.

     

    American Cider: often, but not always on the sweeter side.
    Pair with: Sweet and earthy Bleumont Bandaged Cheddar or malty Bleu d’Auvergne.

  • 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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