Cheese Of The Month Collection
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.
May's Cheese of the Month Collection includes:
This 90-pound wheel from France's Jura is considered one of the world's greatest cheeses. Reserve Comté captures the essence of raw, mountain pasture-fed cow milk. These wheels tend toward the sweetness of cooked milk, a bit of stone fruit and the quiet nuttiness of browned butter. Ideal for any cooking application, and classically melted in everything from fondue to Croque-Monsieur. Jura wines make a classic pairing for Comté as well as Chenin Blanc, Rose, or Farmhouse Ales..
The Manchego is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain, which is also home to Don Quixote. It is made from unpasteurized sheep's milk. It is one of the popular cheeses from Spain. The rind is inedible with a distinctive, traditional herringbone basket weave pattern, pressed on it. There are specific differences in Manchego cheeses, depending on their aging period. Semi Curado - Young Manchego cheese is aged around 3 months and is supple and moist. The flavor is fruity, grass, hay with a tangy note. Traditionally served with marcona almonds and membrillo quince paste, Tempranillo and Pinot Grigio.
Maybe it was another one of those farmhouse accidents: a little too much vino, a wheel of cheese rolls off the table into barrel, two days later somebody finds themselves decanting the first wheel of Cabra al Vino! Literally meaning ''goat with wine'' this semi-firm pasteurized goat cheese from Spain's Mediterranean coast is cured for 48-72 hours in Doble Pasta red wine. The paste remains nearly pure white and the rind absorbs a lovely violet hue. The paste is sweet and smooth, delicately grapey, with a gentle, pliable texture and mild fruity flavor. Light fruity red wines, like Tempranillo pair well with this A.D.O.P cheese.