Petit Prefere de nos Montagnes 250g
If we had a nickel for every time someone asked us for Reblochon—that famous French washed rind from Savoie—well, we probably wouldn’t have been so driven to find an apt substitution. The real deal was banned from import due to its high moisture and raw milk status. After a flurry of imposters, we finally found this unassuming offering with uncanny resemblance. Enjoy the sticky orange rind, which when cut into wafts an aroma of hazelnuts and oaky white wine. A hint of pungency pushes this decadence over the edge, where unctuous buttery flavor and tender rind linger. In this smaller format, the cheese is the ideal size for a platter or to bring to a party. Old pairings die hard—go with a fruity Beaujolais.
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Just the Facts
MalbecThis rustic wine is inky and dark, full-bodied with plenty of tannins. Fruity flavors of plums and berries are contrasted by spice and leather.
Pair with: Equally toothsome cheeses like Boerenkaas Gouda.
MerlotA smooth and medium-bodied wine with a more rounded flavor than other reds. Dark fruits are present but with minimal tannins and no noticeable spice.
Pair with: Earthy tommes like Toma Walser, mellow Fontina, or a lightly aged goat cheese like Leonora.
Sauvignon BlancTypically bright and lemony, with clean citrus flavors. Can also have grassy and vegetal aromas (think green bell pepper).
Pair with: Soft, creamy goat milk cheeses, triple crèmes or mixed milk cheeses with a mineral edge, like Nettle Meadow Kunik or La Tur.