Blue cheese

Bleu du Vercors

Region: Rhone-Alpes
Age:
Classification: Blue Cheese
Tasting notes:
More supple and softer than other blue cheeses.
Slightly sapid with some bitterness

 Serving: KG

 

 

Hard paste

Beaufort

Region: Rhone-Alpes
Age: 5-18 months
Classification: Hard Cheese

Tasting notes: Rich and sweet complex of flavour such as meadow flowers
Wine match: local Arbois Beaufort is a raw cow's milk cheese made in the Haute Savoie region of France.

Serving: KG

 

 

 

Comte 6 months

Region: Franche-Comte
Age: 6 months
Classification: Hard-Cheese

Tasting notes: Melted butter, hazelnuts, aromas of toast

 

Comte 12 months

Region: Franche-Comte
Age: 12 months
Classification: Hard-Cheese

Tasting notes: Nutty and fruity

 

 

 

Cantal

 

Region: Cantal
Age: 2 months
Classification: Hard-Cheese

Tasting notes: An aged Cantal which has the flavours of the green pastures and aromas of butter and cream

 

 

Abondance

Region: Savoie
Age: At least 6 months
Classification: Hard-Cheese

Tasting notes: Fruity and full-bodied flavour

 

 

 Emmental

 

Region: Switzerland
Age: 2 to 18 months
Classification: Hard-Cheese

 Tasting notes: Mild and very fruity taste
Wine match: White Jura wine

 

Grand Cru du Jura 12 months

Region: Franche-Comte
Age: 12 months
Classification: Hard-Cheese

Tasting notes: Fruity taste

 

 

Grand Cru du Jura 24 months

Region: Franche-Comte
Age: 24 months
Classification: Hard-Cheese

Tasting notes: Nutty taste

 

 

Gruyere

Region: Switzerland
Age: 10 months
Classification: Hard-Cheese

Tasting notes: Earthy and nutty taste

 

 

 

 

Morbier

Region: Franche-Comte
Age: 2-3 months
Classification: Semi-soft

Tasting notes: Soft and delicate paste, mild with a nutty flavour and a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Wine match: local Arbois wine or light and fruity wines like Beaujolais or Jura

 

Parmigiano

      Region: Italy
      Age: 12 to 36 months
      Classification: Hard paste

        Tasting notes: Fruity taste
      Wine match: Monbazillac, Sauternes, Tokay

 

 

Raclette

Region: Savoie
Age: Minimum 2 months
Classification: Semi-hard

Tasting notes: The supple texture melts superbly and has a sweet taste that is stronger when melted
Wine match: Fruity red or white Savoie Wines 

 

Reblochon

Region: Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
Age: 4-12 weeks
Classification: Semi-soft

Tasting notes: Made twice a day with fresh raw cow's milk, the cheese has an hazelnut flavour, and a farmyard and earthy aroma.
Wine match: White wine, light beer, soft red wine such as Merlot 

 

Schnebel Kuh

Region: Switzerland
Classification: Hard-Cheese

Tasting notes: Appenzeller style, this cheese has an earthy taste.

 

Tête de moine

This cheese is eaten with a cheese curler that create cheese flowers.

Region: Switzerland
Age: 3 months
Classification: Hard paste

Tasting notes: Fruity aroma
Wine match: Dry white wine

 

 

 

 

Tomme de Savoie

Region: Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
Age: 1-2 months
Classification: Semi-soft cheese with natural rind.

Tasting notes: This alpage cheese is made with morning and evening raw milk, which gives the cheese a sweet milky aroma mixed with the musty earthy crust.
Wine match: Fruity Savoie wines 

 

 

 

Soft paste

Brie de Meaux

Region: Ile-de-France
Age: 6-8 weeks
Classification: Soft white

Tasting notes: mould, damp leaves, and mushrooms becoming more intense with age.
Wine match: Red Cote-du-Rhone, Bordeaux or Burgundy or a glass of vintage Champagne

 

 

 

Truffles Brie

Region: Ile de France
Age: 6-8 weeks
Classification: Soft white

Tasting notes: the truffles goes perfectly with the mouldy and mushroom taste of the traditional Brie de Meaux.

 

 

 

Camembert (Raw milk)

Region: Basse-Normandie
Age: Best around 1 month
Classification: Soft white

Tasting notes: Fruity, with a slight aroma of mushrooms and mould.
Wine match: Serve with fruity, elegant red wines of Burgundy and Cotes-du-Rhone, or a traditional Normady Cider

 

 

Chaource

Region: Saligny, Bourgogne
Age: 2 weeks-2 months
Classification: Soft White

Tasting notes: Creamy texture and a milky, fruity flavour with a faint aroma of mushrooms
Wine match: Fruity white wines such as Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, Chablism and Irancy or fruity reds and roses.

 

 

 

Coulommiers

Region: Ile-de-France
Age: 4-8 weeks
Classification: Soft-White

Tasting notes: Rather pronounced tang and leaves a long aftertaste. The paste is smooth and melts in the mouth.
Wine match: Fruity red wines such as Cotes de Beaune

 

 

 

Epoisses Petit Gaugry (70g)

Region: Bourgogne
Age: at least 6 weeks
Classification: Washed rind (Burgundy wine marc)

Tasting notes: characterful, mild to strong depending on age
Wine match: fine red Burgundy Pinot Noir or a rich buttery Chardonnay.

 

Saint Marcellin

Region: Rhone-Alpes
Age: 2-6weeks
Classification: Aged fresh

Tasting notes: it can be firm to creamy with a subtle lemony freshness and a nutty aroma
Wine match: Fruity Beaujolais or fruity Cotes du Rhone

 

 

Saint Felicien

Similar to the Saint Marcellin, Saint Felicien is bigger (180g) and offers a nice soft texture.

Region: Rhone-Alpes
Age: 2-6weeks
Classification: Aged fresh

Tasting notes: This cheese gets creamier as it ages with a subtle nutty aroma
Wine match: Fruity Beaujolais or Cotes du Rhone

 

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