This weekend unofficially marks the start of summer so we’re in the mood for easy drinking wines, which brings us to a pairing that is making us happy lately.
The Cheese: Baetje Farm’s Coeur du Clos is a goat and sheep’s milk camembert-style cheese.
The exterior is reminiscent of soft wool, and the interior is a soft creamy paste which lends itself to vibrant, aromatic wines. Taste varying flavors from sweet custard, roasted walnuts and freshly whipped cream to hints of mushrooms towards the rind.
This stunner took 2nd place at the national American Cheese Society competition in 2013.
The Wine: Begonia Sangria is a velvety, juicy blend of Bobal, Spain’s favorite easy-drinking, indigenous varietal, and Syrah.
The grapes are grown and harvested naturally from the rugged vineyards of central Spain. A large ‘tea bag’ of fresh Valencia oranges, cinnamon, and Madagascar Vanilla steeps into the wine barrel for a sumptuous blend of fruit and spices.
Splash this with sparkling water, or pour it as is. This is the only Sangria we’ll drink from a bottle!
Bonus Idea: Bake the Coeur de Close in puff pastry and top it with raspberry sauce.