Guide to Wine & Cheese
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Our Favorite Cheese
Bring these cheeses home for the holidays. Mom and dad will approve, we promise.
Hervé Mons Camembert
This is a cheese with oozy, mushroomy goodness. Its flavors are reminiscent of a raw-milk Camembert; it has a traditional aroma and great vegetal notes. Also look for Mons Camembert stuffed with Truffle Crème or Porcini mushrooms.
Hervé Mons St. Nuage
This luscious triple-crème French Brie has mild, creamy mushroom notes. It is decadent and rich with a refined balance of flavors that comes through in the smooth, almost whipped, texture.
Guilloteau Fromager d’Affinois
"Ultra-filtering," a French innovation, produces this plump and tender double-crème Brie. Delight in its silkiness and buttery notes.
Hervé Mons Petit Sornin
Delicious! Made in Auverge, France, it is washed in a beer local to that area.
Henning’s Cranberry Orange Cheddar
Handcrafted in Wisconsin by a master cheesemaker, its delightful cranberry and orange flavors and sweet-tart notes match perfectly with the holidays.
Oro del Tempo Piave Vecchio
From northern Italy, near the Piave River, this mature hard cheese has pronounced nutty flavors in the crystalline paste.
Nutty yet sweet, this is a firm and creamy Alpine-style cheese. During its finishing, the cheese is rubbed with Herbes de Provence, which provides complex herbal notes.
Mitica Campo de Montalban
This is a cow, sheep and goat’s milk cheese from La Mancha, Spain. Different grazing grasses and clovers give the cheese a lovely depth of flavor.
Cypress Grove Midnight Moon
Made in Holland, this dense and smooth aged-cheese has a slight crunch. Its nuttiness mixes with brown butter up front, then a long, caramel finish.
This is an invitingly nutty island cheese from Minorca, off the coast of Spain. Its classic orange color comes from the paprika-rubbed rind.
Ashley Chase Estate Seaside Cheddar
From a single-herd cow’s milk Cheddar from the English coast, it has a sweet sharpness with fantastic crystals of salty crunch.
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
This is an approachable but complex bandaged cheddar. Enjoy this crumbly and nutty favorite thanks to a collaboration between highly respected Cabot Creamery and Cellars at Jasper Hill.