Capriole Piper's Pyramide
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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.