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Fromi
Gres de Vosges

$21.99/EA
A rich riff on traditional Munster, which has been made since around 850 A.D. when local monasteries developed the cheese with regular beer baths in their cellars. This ultra-meaty version, produced by Fromi, is a tad lighter in flavor than traditional, hair-curling Munster, and it’s washed and aged in the cellar of a vineyard, much like its forebears. Under its straw-yellow exterior that’s marked with a telltale fern leaf, dig into its semi-soft, tacky paste and spread on crusty rye bread with smoked ham and pickles for a holy, hearty repast—don’t forget to pour a mug of Trappist Ale to swig along side it.

Just the facts

Country France
Region Alsace
Maker Fromi
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Pasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 4 weeks
Cheese Type Stinky
Pairing Recommendations

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  • Riesling

    This food-friendly wine ranges from super sweet to quite dry. Acidity, minerality, and aromas of tropical fruit are almost always present.

    Dry: Characterized by bracing acidity and stark minerality. Tropical fruit on the nose, stunningly balanced flavor overall.
    Pair with: This versatile wine works equally well with a fresh chevre (bringing out acidity) as it does a stinky Alsatian Munster (playing up the sweet/salty contrast).

    Sweet: The other end of the spectrum offers a cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and tropical fruit dominate, along with floral, perfumed accents.
    Pair with: With something this strong it’s best to contrast the sweetness with something funky or salty: A pungent washed rind like Grayson or a punchy blue like Bleu du Bocage.

     

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