Tomme De Chèvre Aydius
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The southern French mountains of the Pyrenees are famous for their sweet and supple rounds of ewes' milk cheese. So this aged goat tomme, made by a small farmstead producer, came as a pleasant surprise. The raw milk wheels are washed over a long 3-6 months of aging, which creates amazing depth and complexity. We keep the washing going Stateside so you can count on a pleasantly musty, grassy introduction followed by sweet, creamy fruity flavors and a tangy, metallic finish. A snappy Shiraz might compliment this rascally goat and its light, peppery sharpness.
Just the Facts
CiderBrie and apples, cheddar and apples – both delicious! Why not extend that deliciousness to apples in liquid form? Enjoy cider and cheese for a pairing to remember.
English style: drier, more like a beer, with nice acidity.
Pair with: Just about anything but we love it with firm natural rind cheese, like Landaff.
Basque/Normandy : barnyardy and funky, but still with a little sweetness.
Pair with: A beefy washed rind, like Grayson to contrast the sugar and bring out the funk.
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.
Sauvignon BlancTypically bright and lemony, with clean citrus flavors. Can also have grassy and vegetal aromas (think green bell pepper).