Seal Cove Creamery Chevrotin
Seal Cove Farm's rounds of grana-style goat's milk goodness are bright and briny, just like the creamery's namesake, even if they're made (just a bit) inland. They are brined and aged for more than two months for a crumbly texture and a wallop of sweet, just-a-bit floral, yogurty flavor. It's a perfect texture for crumbling over pasta or roasted veggies, or snacking on beside a crisp cider or a minerally Riesling.
Seal Cove Farm began in 1976 in Lamoine, Maine with a pair of impressive dairy goats. 'Each spring, we enjoy watching the newborn baby goats frolic with their mothers, knowing that with a happy life on our farm, these goats will create better tasting milk for our cheeses,' they say. Happy goats, happy cheese.
Just the Facts
ChiantiChianti is named for a region in Italy, and is actually made from a blend of grapes (mostly Sangiovese). This dry, medium-bodied wine has a distinct herbal quality (think rosemary and oregano) with flavors of dried plums and cherries.
Porters and StoutsPorter, Stout, Imperial Stout
Welcome to the dark side of beer. Porters and Stouts are born of heavily roasted malted barley, which colors the beer and develops toasty flavors recalling chocolate, coffee, and chicory. Looks can be deceiving, though: dark doesn’t always mean strong. Porters and stouts can be incredibly light in body, or big boozy affairs that pour like syrup.
Pair with: A mild, creamy blue like Cambozola Black.