Cricket Creek Maggie's Round
With notes of lemon curd and pineapple upside-down cake, Maggie's Round is the cheese version of a sweet and tangy dessert. While it is inspired by the Italian toma that comes out of the Alps, this is an entirely different creation. The first impression is a striking rind - rustically textured and the color of dry hay. Cut into this wheel, and discover a buttery sweet paste within. After at least four months of aging, this raw, grass fed cow's milk allows a tropic, citrusy fruit aroma to waft through the air, begging for a sultry sweet white wine to be enjoyed alongside it, or a bright and vibrant American Saison.
Just the Facts
Farmhouse Ales & SoursFarmhouse, Saison, Bière de Garde, Lambic, Sour Beer
Farmhouse ales, instead of being driven by malt or hops, depend on the yeast for their distinctive spicy, floral, and tart flavors. Commonly made by brewers in France and Belgium, farmhouse ales are usually light in color and body and quite effervescent. From time to time, brewers allow wild yeasts to ferment the beer, resulting in a brew that falls somewhere in between pleasantly bright to bracingly sour.
Pair with: Mushroomy Brie Fermier or funky, bacony Epoisses are matches made in heaven.
Pinot GrigioA lighter, crisper white wine. Tends to be refreshing and fruity, with aromas of stone fruit, peach, quince, and lemon.
TequilaWhen it comes to those clean, crisp agave flavors, Crystal is the ideal Blanco tequila. Lingering beneath, there are notes of honey, buttery-sweetness, and hints of limey citrus.
After aging in a French White Oak barrel for an entire year, Reposado emerges smooth and full-bodied. The oak imparts notes of smokiness, while hints of vanilla, lemongrass, and wildflowers lingers with each taste.
Aged for two full years in French White Oak barrels, Anejo develops into a complex balance of dried fruits and piquant spices. Toasted oak, butterscotch, and vanilla are the key flavors that linger on the tongue.