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
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.
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.
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.