Say Cheese!

Good cheese needs good companions. As the holidays approach, people are looking for guidance arranging fall and winter cheese boards for entertaining. And there’s a shop in North Falmouth dedicated to giving you the very best.

By Lisa Cavanaugh and Photography by Derrick Zellmann

For holiday entertaining nothing beats a selection of fine cheeses.
Jennifer Dwyer, owner of the the North Falmouth Cheese Shop, and her niece Healther Connolly help their customers choose the right selections for any occasion.
Fromager D’Affinois – soft French double-cream cheese with a sweet yet mild flavor. It pairs well with both sweet and savory foods, like salami or fresh fruits.
Saint Agur – a blue veined double-cream cheese from France with a creamy texture and a salty tang. Less pungent than a traditional blue cheese, it is reach and buttery with a subtle spiciness.
Ossau-Iraty, also know as Petit Basque – a semi-hard cheese from France with fruity and nutty flavors. Dwyer says this cheese goes with any kind of cocktail or wine.
Humboldt Fog – a soft-ripened goat’s milk cheese from California. Its buttermilk and fresh cream base is complemented by floral notes, herbaceous overtones and a clean citrus finish.
Tasty components for a crowd-pleasing holiday charcuterie board.
The best part the North Falmouth Cheese Shop is that the store is jam-packed with all kinds of nuts, dried fruit and chocolate. It’s a one-stop shop when it comes time to entertaining.
A variety of wines suggested by West Falmouth Market.
Ken Wright Willamette Pinot Noir, Oregon
A master craft in pinot noir. soft and easy drinking, with bright cheery but subtle nuances of black fruits. Well rounded: a lovely complement to soft cheeses.
Ghostrunner Red Blend, St. Helena, California
A blend of sirah and petite sirah, very rich with black fruit notes. Pairs incredibly well with the distinctive salty and ash-covered Humboldt Fog Cheese.
Cailbourding Pouilly Fume`, Loire, France
100% sauvignon blanc, clean and crisp with lovely acidity. Perfect with firm cheeses.
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