Jasper Hill Farm Willoughby 8 oz
Exclusive to Jasper Hill Farm after they resurrected the recipe, this unctuous, pasteurized cow's milk cheese is aged to a pudgy, pudding-like texture. It is washed in a brine, developing a strong aroma of peat, roasted beef, and onions, as well as a strong and complex mixture of milky, herbal, ripe-peach flavors within. The washed rind is thin, and tender, with a rosy-orange hue - it adds an earthy, slightly gritty dimension to the texture, and the flavors become meatier towards that rind. A glass of juicy rose or a funky saison beer highlight the complexity of this cheese, and a drizzle of honey is a hint of perfection that you've been craving.
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Chenin BlancCrisp and acidic with light minerality. You may smell stone fruit, apples, pear, quince, even some fresh herbs.
Pair with: Tangy Loire Valley goat cheese to bring out crisp, mineral qualities in both. Something like Selles-sur-Cher will work perfectly!
Pinot GrigioA lighter, crisper white wine. Tends to be refreshing and fruity, with aromas of stone fruit, peach, quince, and lemon.
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.
Strong BeersBarleywine, Old Ale, Strong Ale, Scotch Ale
Big and intense, with an alcohol punch to match, don’t underestimate any of these guys. Flavors will favor the malty side of the spectrum, with dark fruit, leather, and tobacco notes common. You will taste the booze. And it will be delicious.
Pair with: A cheese equally big in flavor. Dunbarton Blue has subtle bluing and a savory-sweet gouda flavor that will be a perfect match for these tough brews.