Murray's Estate Gouda
An authentic farmers cheese made in the Netherlands for generations, this is Gouda as intended: fresh, buttery cow's milk with a savory, nutty bite. The name Klaverkaas, or 'clover cheese', refers to a diet rich in green clover that the pampered Holstein-Friesian herd enjoys day in and day out. The extra care lavished by the Kaamps family, one of the few remaining Dutch farmstead creameries, results in a cheese rich with brothy, caramelly flavor and a dense, toothsome bite, perfect in nearly every application- pair it with cherry jam on a cheese board, with a smear of mustard on a melty grilled cheese, or just snack on it all day long.
Just the Facts
BourbonThink: Caramelly, crystalline cheeses have the strength to stand up to bolder booze. With sweet bourbon, these cheeses become almost like dessert.
Pale Ales & IPAsHoppy Beers - Pale Ale, IPA, Amber, Red Ale
Hops, glorious hops! Think of hops as the seasoning for beer: they lend the bitter yin to balance malt’s sugary yang. In IPAs and other hoppy beers this humble flower takes center stage. Flavors range from grassy to grapefruit, earthy and dry to resinous pine, depending on which hop varietals are used.
Pair with: Cheeses with enough body to stand up to the bitterness, like clothbound cheddar or aged Gouda.
RieslingThis 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 stinker like Willoughby (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.