Nicolau Farms Capra Stanislaus
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This is the consummate semi-hard goat cheese. It is firm and crumbly while still being perfectly creamy. Up front the flavor is all fresh goat’s milk caramel, with a toasted finish that has notes of almond and hazelnut. All throughout is the clean, subtle tang of premium goat’s milk, and the finish of sea salt brings out a subtle olive quality as well. In their own words, Northern California’s Nicolau Farms turns “grass into milk into cheese into happiness,” which is such a pure and admirable mission statement that you know they’re doing things right.
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BourbonThink: Caramelly, crystalline cheeses have the strength to stand up to bolder booze. With sweet bourbon, these cheeses become almost like dessert.
Pinot GrigioA lighter, crisper white wine. Tends to be refreshing and fruity, with aromas of stone fruit, peach, quince, and lemon.
TequilaWhen it comes to those clean, crisp agave flavors, Crystal is the ideal Blanco tequila. Lingering beneath, there are notes of honey, buttery-sweetness, and hints of limey citrus.
After aging in a French White Oak barrel for an entire year, Reposado emerges smooth and full-bodied. The oak imparts notes of smokiness, while hints of vanilla, lemongrass, and wildflowers lingers with each taste.
Aged for two full years in French White Oak barrels, Anejo develops into a complex balance of dried fruits and piquant spices. Toasted oak, butterscotch, and vanilla are the key flavors that linger on the tongue.