Three Months of Artisanal Cheese
Each month, Petrossian offers a collection of three of the world's finest gourmet cheeses. The selection changes at the end of the month, so make sure to check back often to see our latest trio. The total price for cheese and three deliveries is $325.
March's Cheese of the Month Collection includes:
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This young goat's milk round is wrapped in a velvety, heart-shaped leaf from the local
(and eponymous) Hoja Santa plant (piper auritum). The Hoja Santa leaf imparts subtle tones of sassafras, anise, mint, black pepper to this soft, fresh chèvre. The cheese is aged for much longer than most fresh goat cheeses. Then the Hoja Santa is wet down and flipped to await a few spots of perfectly edible mold to grow on its rind. This guarantees that the leaf has lost its chewiness and has infused the white paste with a light grassy note. Pair Hoja Santa with Sauvignon Blanc or any light red with anise and peppery notes. Try it with Pernod, an aperitif; a must!
Manchego, 1 Year Artisanal
Manchego, the famous Spanish DO sheep’s milk cheese, is made exclusively from the milk of sheep grazing upon the plains of La Mancha, the land of Don Quixote. This gold medal Artisanal Manchego is made from raw milk and aged for several months. It is nutty, sweet and tangy with a firm texture. After 12 months, it becomes tastier, saltier and excellent for grating. Raw Artisanal Manchego pairs well with roasted peppers and rustic bread, and also quite nicely with medium bodied Spanish red wines. Pair Manchego with Tempranillo.
Roomano is skimmed cooked curd cow milk Gouda from Holland aged six years. The texture is hard and crystalline; the aroma is sweet and the flavor has intense caramel and butterscotch tones. Pair with Merlot.