Rustico with Black Pepper
An ivory paste with flavors of sweet cream and garlic scapes. A peck of whole black peppercorns with a lively tingle. A smooth, sliceable texture with no rind to contend with. This black pepper Rustico is multifaceted and multifunctional, the perfect cheese to layer on a sandwich and slide under a broiler. Under a bit of heat, it bubbles and melts into a thing of beauty.
Just the Facts
BourbonThink: Caramelly, crystalline cheeses have the strength to stand up to bolder booze. With sweet bourbon, these cheeses become almost like dessert.
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.
VodkaPairing vodka and cheese may seem counterintuitive, but the truth is that this clean spirit appreciates nuanced cheeses that help bring out the subtleties of its flavor.