Fiacco Di Capra
Don’t let the square shape and ridged rind fool you; this is not your daddy’s Taleggio. This classic goat’s milk variant from Lombardy is delicately balanced and might make your mouth pucker ever-so-slightly with a tart and pungent punch. Aged for just 60 days after being thermalized, this cheese arrives ever so pungent and perfectly spreadable. It sports a wonderfully silken texture that gives way to a paste that is distinctly goaty and pithy - think fresh goat milk and grapefruit. Despite the name (fiacco means tired), we doubt that you'll get tired of this little beauty. A Belgian ale surpasses all other rival pairings with its gentle tartness.
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!
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