Cheese & Beer Pairing
These great Redwood Hill Farm Artisan Goat Cheese and beer pairings come to us courtesy of Miss Cheesemonger - Check out the blog on the party pairing here!
Chimay White Cap - Creamy, fruity, and floral
Hecht Echlenferla Eiche Doppelbock
AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale - One of Farm Manager Scott Bice's favorites. This beer is hoppy enough to cut through rich foods, good with brie style cheese, farmhouse cheddars and many goat cheeses.
- California Crottin
North Bay Brewing Company Le Merle Saison - a saison style ale, local with spicy, almost peppery notes. Slightly malty and bitter. A Farmhouse, sour beer with a beautiful head and gorgeous "lacing".
One pairing we all agreed on that was superb was the Saison style "La Merle" (North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg)! It was excellent with the Crottin and Very Good with Bucheret.
1809 Berliner Style Weisse - Import, German with notes of fruit, green blueberry, sour.
Telegraph California Ale - Fruity, with tasting notes that are bright, fresh, and crisp.
The Berliner Weisse 1809 paired quite nicely with the Crottin and Bucheret!
- Fresh Chèvre
For many of the fresh Chevres, the 1809 Berliner was a great pair. All of the Chevres are light and airy in texture, with a pronounced citrus freshness that complemented the lemony 1809 so well! The Le Merle Saison paired nicely with the Plain & Roasted Chile Chevre. The Doppelbock went well with the Three-Peppercorn and Garlic-Chive Chevres, bringing out an almost leathery, decadent aspect in each cheese! The Chimay White Cap and 3-Pepper Chevre complemented each other very well. Alesmith was an interesting pairing with the 3-Pepper Chevre; contrasts and mellows the pepper!
Other Cheese & Beer Pairings:
- Raw Milk Feta
Hair of the Dog Ruth
- Goat Milk Cheddar
- Smoked Goat Milk Cheddar
Stone Smoked Porter