Meadow Creek Dairy Grayson
Looks like Taleggio. Smells like Feete. This award-winning cheese is a product of the strict ecological farming practices of the Virginia Feete family. Using the raw milk of their 80-head herd of Jersey cows, this hand-crafted cheese is available 9 months a year. It arrives to Murray's deliciously sticky and stinky, boasting a deep, golden paste that spills across the plate in a river of oniony, beefy, full-throttle intensity. Not for the faint of the heart, and one of the best we've ever tasted. Tame the Feete(s) with a malty brown ale.
Just the Facts
CiderBrie and apples, cheddar and apples – both delicious! Why not extend that deliciousness to apples in liquid form? Enjoy cider and cheese for a pairing to remember.
English style: drier, more like a beer, with nice acidity.
Pair with: Just about anything but we love it with firm natural rind cheese, like Landaff.
Basque/Normandy : barnyardy and funky, but still with a little sweetness.
Pair with: A beefy washed rind, like Grayson to contrast the sugar and bring out the funk.
RieslingThis food-friendly wine ranges from super sweet to quite dry. Acidity, minerality, and aromas of tropical fruit are almost always present.
Dry: Characterized by bracing acidity and stark minerality. Tropical fruit on the nose, stunningly balanced flavor overall.
Pair with: This versatile wine works equally well with a fresh chevre (bringing out acidity) as it does a stinker like Willoughby (playing up the sweet/salty contrast).
Sweet: The other end of the spectrum offers a cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and tropical fruit dominate, along with floral, perfumed accents.
Pair with: With something this strong it’s best to contrast the sweetness with something funky or salty: A pungent washed rind like Grayson or a punchy blue like Bleu du Bocage.