Murray's Cavemaster Reserve Brebis Noir
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Murray's Cavemaster Reserve Brebis Noir has a profile that’s rich and creamy in texture, with flavors that are equal parts savory and umami. There’s mushroom, there’s almond, there’s fresh milk—it’s like a porcini frangipane that’s been left to cool on the windowsill.
It’s rare to find a bloomy sheep’s milk cheese, so we decided to change that. Brebis Noir is made in the French Pyrenees by Agour, producers of world-class sheep’s milk cheeses like Ossau Iraty. We then receive it green and age it in our NYC cheese caves. It’s classic French terroir with a bit of New York character, and the results are creamy and stunning. Brebis Noir may translate to ‘black sheep,’ but it has all the qualities of a true golden child: universal adoration, a singular ability to please, and an impressive depth of character.
Just the Facts
Farmhouse Ales & SoursFarmhouse, Saison, Bière de Garde, Lambic, Sour Beer
Farmhouse ales, instead of being driven by malt or hops, depend on the yeast for their distinctive spicy, floral, and tart flavors. Commonly made by brewers in France and Belgium, farmhouse ales are usually light in color and body and quite effervescent. From time to time, brewers allow wild yeasts to ferment the beer, resulting in a brew that falls somewhere in between pleasantly bright to bracingly sour.
Pair with: Mushroomy Brie Fermier or funky, bacony Epoisses are matches made in heaven.
GinWhen picking out a cheese to nibble on while you sip your favorite gin cocktail, think bright and springy. Something fresh that will bring out the spirit’s citrusy, botanical notes.
RoséWe love them all! Everything from light, crisp Provence style to deep and fruity Spanish Rosados. Don’t be afraid to enjoy rosé year-round, but we like the summer staple best with refreshing, mild cheeses that are great in warm weather.
Pair with: Young chevres like Coupole and bloomy rinds like Moses Sleeper for the lighter stuff. A darker, fruitier rosé can stand up to a heavier cheese like nutty Pecorino Oro Antico. Sparkling rosé is a perfect match for Nettle Meadow Kunik.
Sparkling WineChampagne, Cava, Prosecco, anything with bubbles!
Pair with: The effervescence of Sparkling Wines makes for a great pairing with richer, fattier cheeses that coat the mouth: think La Tur and Brunet, or a triple creme like Brillat Savarin or Delice de Bourgogne.
Since the inception of the Caves at Murray’s Cheese, our expert Cavemasters have aged and produced the best cheeses in our very own center for affinage in NYC. Our Cavemaster Reserve selection is a line of premium, unique cheeses that come straight from one of our four caves. Our Bloomy Rind Cave is home to soft, young Cavemaster Reserve cheeses like our Hudson Flower and Lait Bloomer.