Torta Del Casar
This is a little round packed with a lot of flavor. Slicing into the top of Torta del Casar, a wafting note of freshly baked bread, honey, and a distinct funkiness are the first to appear. Spoon this creamy paste onto some bread (or straight into your mouth), and be overwhelmed by flavors of cultured butter, roasted artichokes, and briny green olives. It finishes with a touch of piquant, bitter bite, which is eased with a few slices of spiced chorizo.
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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.
Sauvignon BlancTypically bright and lemony, with clean citrus flavors. Can also have grassy and vegetal aromas (think green bell pepper).
Sparkling WineChampagne, Cava, Prosecco, anything with bubbles!
Pair with: The effervescence of Sparkling Wines makes for a great pairing with richer, fattier cheeses that coat the mouth: think La Tur and Brunet, or a triple creme like Brillat Savarin or Delice de Bourgogne.