Artisanal cheeses on cheese board with glasses of red and white wine

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About the wines

REGION: Argentina | Mendoza | Uco Valley
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
  • TASTING NOTE: Pearly pink with plenty of small bubbles. On the nose, it smells like springtime with floral notes that perfectly match a soft cherry flavor. On the palate is has a citrus profile and is full-bodied, a perfect combination between softness and low tannins.

  • FOOD PAIRING: An ideal match for fish, such as ceviche, sushi or tiradito. It is also a perfect aperitif or mixed with fruity cocktails.
  • 92 Points – Sommelier Journal (March/April 2021)
  • 88 Points – Wine Spectator (June 2021)
  • 88 Points –Vinous (June 2021)
REGION: Italy | Emilia-Romagna| Reggio Emilia
GRAPES: Salamino Lambrusco, Marani Lambrusco

TASTING NOTE: Bright ruby red wine with persistent bubbles, the wine shows delicate floral notes of violet leading to a luxuriously sweet, fresh, vivacious palate that is pleasantly harmonious.

FOOD PAIRING: An excellent pairing with fruit, dessert, and spicy pizza.

  • 91 Points – Tasting Panel (March 2019)​
  • 89 Points – James Suckling (November 2019)​
REGION: Italy | Campania | Sannio Beneventano
GRAPES: 100% Falanghina

TASTING NOTE: Intense floral and fruity aromas with hints of banana, tropical fruits, and white peach. This is a delicious Falanghina, pleasantly fresh, crisp, and light-bodied.

FOOD PAIRING: Pairs perfectly with fish dishes, such as prawns and spaghetti or gnocchi with mussels and clams. It combines very well with fresh pasta and tomato sauces or vegetable soup.

  • 88 Points – Vinous (January, 2022)​
REGION: France | Beaujolais |Moulin-à-Vent
GRAPES: 100% Gamay

TASTING NOTE: This full, robust Beaujolais offers a fleshy texture and greater longevity than any other Beaujolais cru. Its exceptional structure supports vivid red fruit aromas.

FOOD PAIRING: Moulin-à-Vent is perfect with lighter red meat dishes.

  • 92 Points – Wine Advocate (August 2021)
  • 90 Points – Wine Spectator (March 2022)

About the Cheeses

Grassias is a lovely cheese crafted from a blend of fresh cow and goat milk. A perfect example of the ancient craft of leaf-wrapping young cheeses, Grassias has a refreshing, herbal aroma and flavor. The goat milk provides its signature refreshing tartness and soft clay texture, while the cow milk adds a sweet wholesome milk taste and buttery mouthfeel. The combination of these two milks and the lemon grass wrapping gives Grassias layers of flavors. It is a versatile cheese partner for many wines, particularly the lighter to medium varieties. Grassias also pairs well with Pilsners, Lagers, and Wheat Beers. Piece is about 5 oz.

Jasper Hill Clothbound Cheddar has all the characteristic texture of an English-style cheddar with the sweet caramel and milky flavors that sets it apart from other bandaged cheddars. Collectively sweet, savory, nutty, and tangy, its rustic crystalline texture becomes creamy on the palate. Pair it Alta Vista Brut Sparkling Rose of Malbec or Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent.

Uplands Pleasant Ridge is one of the most exquisite farmstead cheeses made in America. The product of Wisconsin’s Mike Gingrich, this multiple award-winning cheese is a wonderful rival to France’s noble mountain cheese, Beaufort. Uplands Pleasant Ridge has a nutty, clean flavor and a milky finish that shows off the extremely high quality of the cow’s milk. Its rich, dense and balanced flavors pair well with many wines: from Albariños to Zinfandels.

Doubleday’s Choice is a raw cow’s milk cheese from Upstate New York. Washed with hard apple cider while aging, its paste is creamy and its flavor mellow with a remarkably sweet and fruity rind and firm texture that balances the whole cheese.  

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