Herve Mons Bethmale Chèvre
Bethmale is typically made with cow's milk, but legendary French affineur Herve Mons is anything but typical. This here is a Bethmale Chèvre, made with goat's milk. Mons's Bethmale Chèvre is characterized by its durable orange rind, airy and ivory paste, and sweet flavors of peppered hazelnut and blonde stone fruit. These qualities are develop over six weeks in the Mons caves, during which the cheese is regularly brushed and flipped to coax out its sweet, slightly floral essence.
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!
Pinot GrigioA lighter, crisper white wine. Tends to be refreshing and fruity, with aromas of stone fruit, peach, quince, and lemon.
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.