Murray’s Cave Aged Tarentaise Reserve
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.