Cheese Cupid Pairing: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Yellow Label

Champagne-Brut

by Cheese Cupid

Champagne-Brut

It’s time to ring in the New Year once again. Celebrate in style with the Wisconsin Cheese Cupid “Pairing of the Week” – champagne with semi-soft and soft Wisconsin Cheeses.

Brut Yellow Label by Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is a balanced champagne blend of reserve wines from as many as 50 to 60 different crus. The champagne’s grape varietals include pinot noir, pinor meunier, and chardonnay. Golden yellow, Brut Yellow Label yields a nose of white fruit and raisin, with a toasty vanilla finish.

Pair this champagne with Holland’s Family Cheese Marieke Gouda, Roth Käse Vintage Van Gogh Gouda, Arla Foods’ Dofino Edam, or Président Brie.

Gouda is a smooth, nutty cheese that originated in Holland. Marieke Gouda is Holland’s Family Cheese’s signature cheese with equipment, cultures, and herbs imported from Holland. The Gouda is available in 13 flavors. Year-round flavors include Italian Herb, Onion & Garlic, Smoked, and Foenegreek. This Gouda is perfect for a cheese plate.

Roth Käse Vintage Van Gogh Gouda is produced in small batches with full-cream milk. This cheese is aged for six months, during which it develops a creamy texture and caramel undertones. A good serving or cooking cheese, Vintage Van Gogh is delicious in omelets and quiches.

Edam is a savory, mild cheese traditionally from Europe. The name “Edam” comes from a town of the same name in southern Holland. Arla Foods’ Dofino Edam is subtle, with a nutty flavor. It goes well with fruit, baked foods, and Carribbean-style dishes.

Brie is a rind cheese – with white mold growth on the exterior of the cheese – traditionally from France. It has a soft, creamy interior, thin edible rind and a rich, earthy mushroom flavor. It is often paired with crackers or crusty bread. Président Brie, from Belmont, Wisconsin, is buttery, creamy, and comes in several serving sizes. Serve it with fruit, nuts, or olives.

A toast to good fortune. Good bubby. And Wisconsin Cheese.