D'argental is a relatively new innovation by the French fromage industry, as evidenced by its tidy, hexagonal shape - employed no doubt to set it apart from more conventional brie types. The unconventional aspect is the milk - pure, pasteurized goat. Centuries of experience have paid off in this case. The white, corrugated rind is uncommonly supple and tender. Not only does it avoid interfering with the luscious, whipped-to-runny texture of the interior, it actually adds an interesting texture contrast. With a sweet, gentle profile like this, stick with a light bodied, crisp white like Chenin Blanc.
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