Sartori Bourbon BellaVitano
This bourbon-bathed beauty is made exclusively for Murray's by Satori Cheese out of Wisconsin. It tastes like a cross between Cheddar and Parmigiano-Reggiano, with a crumbly exterior and a complex flavor profile revealing creamy, nutty notes. It's then washed in Kentucky bourbon, infusing a sweet and smoky woodiness on the outside with a strong, milky saltiness on the inside. After the bourbon shower, the cheese is aged for five months until peak flavor is reached. Bright, vibrant and scarce, this labor-of-love is a true specialty.
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Lagers and KolschLager, Dunkel, Schwarz, Pilsner, Kolsch Ale
Lagers run the gamut from crisp, pale Pilsners to dark-malted Dunkels and Märzens. Flavors are typically approachable and mellow, a delicate balance of toasted bread, gentle sweetness, and mild hop bitterness for structure.
Pair with: Almost any firm, mild cheese like Tomme de Savoie or Landaff Creamery Landaff.
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.
Sauvignon BlancTypically bright and lemony, with clean citrus flavors. Can also have grassy and vegetal aromas (think green bell pepper).
Wheat BeersWheat Beer, Weisse, Hefeweizen, Wit