Picon Bejes Tresviso
Miguel Angel and Francisco Javier Campo are brothers with cheesemaking in their blood—their parents made cheese in Cantabria, in the north of Spain, as did their grandparents, and their great-grandparents. This raw cow’s milk blue harnesses that rich tradition. It’s been name-protected since 1994, and won an impressively long list of awards. Piquant teal veins zigzag through Picon’s rustic, crumbly paste. It’s the ultimate piquante Spanish blue—bold and balanced, salty and refined. Serve on baguette with a drizzle of honey or apple jam for an elegant appetizer. Pair with sherry or tawny port for dessert.
Just the Facts
Pale Ales & IPAsHoppy Beers - Pale Ale, IPA, Amber, Red Ale
Hops, glorious hops! Think of hops as the seasoning for beer: they lend the bitter yin to balance malt’s sugary yang. In IPAs and other hoppy beers this humble flower takes center stage. Flavors range from grassy to grapefruit, earthy and dry to resinous pine, depending on which hop varietals are used.
Pair with: Cheeses with enough body to stand up to the bitterness, like clothbound cheddar or aged Gouda.
TempranilloMedium-bodied with flavors of cherry, as well as some cranberry which lends bright acidity. Cinnamon and clove spices, and earthy, leathery flavors balance things out.