Murray’s Cave Aged Tarentaise Reserve
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Spring Brook Farm’s award-winning Tarentaise gets an infusion of savory new flavors with this exclusive aged version from our Caves. Our Cave Aged Tarentaise Reserve is aged for two full years--a year longer than traditional Tarentaise--allowing the cheese to develop a creamier, more supple texture and intense, rich profile. Classically, Tarentaise is known for its firm, slightly crunchy paste and bright notes of pineapple, but this two-year creation boasts a smooth, exceptionally savory interior that holds a blend of beefy and brothy undertones, with a vegetal essence that’s reminiscent of sauteed spinach. Mouthwatering and mellow, this original Tarentaise Reserve is ideal with a crisp glass of white and a handful of crunchy cornichons.
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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.
ChardonnayThis wine is all over the map – literally! Flavor varies widely depending on where and how it’s made.
Old World Chardonnay: crisp and minerally, with flavors of apples and roasted pears.
Pair with: Fresh or bloomy rind cheese, like Delice de Bourgogne
New World Chardonnay (USA, warmer climates): richly buttery and oaky, heavy notes of vanilla, brown butter, and tropical fruits.
Pair with: Slightly stronger cheese like sweet Tickler cheddar, or a mild washed rind.
Oxidized Chardonnay: When Chardonnay is intentionally exposed to air it is “oxidized.” Common in the Jura mountain region, this wine is almost sherry-like with spicy, nutty flavors.
Lagers and KolschLager, Dunkel, Schwarz, Pilsner, Kolsch Ale
Lagers run the gamut from crisp, pale Pilsners to dark-malted Dunkels and Märzens. Flavors are typically approachable and mellow, a delicate balance of toasted bread, gentle sweetness, and mild hop bitterness for structure.
Pair with: Almost any firm, mild cheese like Tomme de Savoie or Landaff Creamery Landaff.
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.
2017: A Year in Cheese
The final days of 2017 have us in a reflective mood here at Murray’s. As we cement our resolutions and look forward to sharing our plans with you for the coming year, we are also taking stock of the last 12 months. We hit some major milestones this year, and we sold a lot of …