Fresh Goat Cheese with herbs with Sauvignon Blanc or Sancerre

Fresh Goat Cheese with herbs with Sauvignon Blanc or Sancerre

Type: Buy-And-Serve

The world's easiest and most striking wine & cheese pairing is the Sauvignon Blanc grape with fresh goat cheese; northerly French village Sancerre is in fact famous for both. The pair actually improve each others' texture and--by adding simple fresh herbs--harmonize in flavour.

Party Theme(s): Come To CheesesTake A Chance On France, The Royal Family Of Wine

  • YIELD: Serves 10 as cheese course of a party

  • ACTIVE TIME: 5 mins

    TOTAL TIME: 5 mins

  • WINE PAIRING: Sancerre 

Ingredients

  • 1 pyramid fresh GOAT CHEESE (Chèvre, Ziegenkäse), 150g
    [We like Chavroux brand, available at both Coop and Migros]

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped, mixed PARSLEY and THYME (optional)

Serving Tips

  • - Prep: Over a sink, gently shake the cheese from its container into your hand, then place on a kitchen towel and pat to remove excess moisture. Transfer to a serving platter, handling gently to maintain the pyramid shape. Sprinkle the herbs over the cheese's top and sides, patting gently to adhere, repeating on the sides as necessary.
  • - Presentation: Strew some chopped and/or whole herb sprigs around the cheese on the platter; see photo.
  • - Pairing tip: Try the wine (swallow), then some cheese (swallow), then the wine again. The wine's freshness cuts through the creamy, chalky cheese, which in turn decreases the wine's sharpness, making it seem "rounder" and more fruity-friendly. A match made in heaven.
  • - Plain unseasoned crackers and rustic sliced bread make good accompaniments.