From cocktail parties to sit-down dinners with friends and family, French goat cheese and wine go together like happy and holidays. There are French goat cheeses to suit a myriad of tastes and holiday celebrations; and they pair beautifully with a broad range of wines, especially white varietals.
A zippy chèvre like Le Cornilly – a fresh stunner from the cradle of goat cheese making, the Loire Valley – revels in the lively, citric acidity and complex minerality of Paul Blanck Riesling “Classique” 2013.
The subtle piquancy of Sainte-Maure de Touraine – an ashed log of nutty, rich lightly aged goat cheese – shines when paired with Elena Walch Pinot Bianco Kastelaz 2014, an elegant, medium-bodied white with notes of white pepper and a long, luxurious finish.
Le Chevrot — a compact little drum of toasty, tangy, goaty deliciousness — sidles up nicely to the honey and stonefruit notes of Château Auney l’Hermitage Graves Blanc 2013.
An earthy puck of Pico — with its complex barnyard flavors and unctuous, tangy paste — sings when paired with the delicate bubbles and nutty character of Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésimé 2006.
Holidays call for beautiful, festive crowd-pleasers and French goat cheese – The Original Chèvre – delivers elegant flavor, singular style and a perfect pairing for your winter whites and holiday amusements.