Murray's Cavemaster Reserve Hollander
Murray's first European Cavemaster Reserve in almost 10 years, this sheepy stunner comes to us "green" from the Pyrenees, and spends two months growing a beautiful mold-mottled rind in our caves. The toothsome paste is redolent of sweet cashews, with a firmly acidic backbone, a perfect pair with a lively Jurancon.
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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!
Pinot GrigioA lighter, crisper white wine. Tends to be refreshing and fruity, with aromas of stone fruit, peach, quince, and lemon.
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.
Since the inception of the Caves at Murray’s Cheese, our expert Cavemasters have aged and produced the best cheeses in our very own center for affinage in NYC. Our Cavemaster Reserve selection is a line of premium, unique cheeses that come straight from one of our four caves. Our Natural Rind Cave is home to some classic Cavemaster expressions, such as Hollander and our Stockinghall Cheddar.
Bring on the Spring
It has been spring for two weeks now, but the weather did not seem to get the memo. Who is to blame for the prolonged dreariness that is incessantly yawning over our land? We at the Murray’s blog must confess: it might be us. And we’re determined to rectify this. You see, back March, we …