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.
March's Cheese of the Month Collection includes:
St. Agur, easily recognizable by its octagonal shape, is made from pasteurized cow's milk in the village of Monts du Velay. It entices you with its naked butteriness and delicate sharpness. It contains 60% butter cream, thus qualifying it also as a double-cream cheese. In other words, every bite is sinful. Mild in flavor and not too salty in comparison to other blues, St. Agur appeals to many palates. Due to its creaminess, it melts and spreads easily.
Put a thin slice in your salad or burger or spread it on fresh baguette. It also melts quickly in sauces. Serve with Chardonnay, Syrah, Port, or Vouvray Moelleux.
Bonne Bouche is the flagship of Vermont Creamery’s signature geotrichum-rinded aged goat cheeses. Introduced in 2001, Bonne Bouche quickly won acclaim. Today it is one of the most popular “geo” cheeses on the market and has been awarded some of the most prestigious honors in the cheese world. Reminiscent of the Loire Valley cheeses of France, Bonne Bouche is made with fresh pasteurized goats’ milk from family farms, the curd is carefully hand ladled, lightly sprinkled with ash, and aged just long enough to develop a rind. Rose wine pairs great, drizzle with honey
From the Jura comes this raw cow's milk cheese. Legend has it that Comte makers with extra curds at the end of each day sprinkled them with soot to protect them from flies until they could add curds from the following morning's milking. The wheels were then pressed and washed with brine. Today the layer is one of vegetable ash, a merely a decorative cue to a washed rind that is finished to pungent perfection. For pairings, go for a terroir pairing with oxidized Jura whites, like Pinot Noir or Riesling.
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