Capriole Piper's Pyramide
Like its pyramidal shape, the flavor profile of this goat cheese has four distinct features that all support one another. There’s the fudgy, dense paste that tastes of sweet cream; the gooey creamline that adds a silky lusciousness; the pillowy, cloudlike rind; and a dusting of paprika to play against the mild meadow notes of high-end chèvre. Piper’s Pyramide is a monument to American artisanal cheesemaking at its finest.
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Just the Facts
Chenin BlancCrisp and acidic with light minerality. You may smell stone fruit, apples, pear, quince, even some fresh herbs.
Pair with: Tangy Loire Valley goat cheese to bring out crisp, mineral qualities in both. Something like Selles-sur-Cher will work perfectly!
MerlotA smooth and medium-bodied wine with a more rounded flavor than other reds. Dark fruits are present but with minimal tannins and no noticeable spice.
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.