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Beer & Cheese Pairing: French Imported Cheeses

Beer & Cheese Pairing: French Imported Cheeses

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Thank you for checking out this installment of Beer & Cheese Pairings. This week, I’ve chosen three delicious cheeses that have been imported from France. They each have their own strengths and should make for a fun pairing. Let’s jump right in.


Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker is a well balanced golden and hazy beer. It has hints of orange with a delightful yeasty finish. This is a strong beer, and should pair well with our three strong imported cheeses.

Lucifer from Brouwerij Het Anker


Mothais sur Feuille is a beautiful goat milk cheese from the Deux-Sevres region that is imported by Fromages. It is uniquely matured in a very humid cellar with no ventilation, unlike most goat cheeses that are ripened in drier and better-ventilated cellars. It is soft and delicate with a melt in your mouth quality. This cheese actually paired best with the beer. It really played off of the overall complexity, creating a nice flavor profile.

Mothais sur Feuille, imported by Fromages

Domaine de Vallage is a pasteurized cow’s milk triple cream soft ripened cheese from Chevillon that is imported by Tony’s Fine Foods. It is densely creamy and smooth with a lightly salted flavor that ends in a sweet, butter-like finish. This was my favorite cheese of the night, but it was slightly overpowered by the beer.

Domaine de Vallage, imported by Tony's Fine Foods

Reblechon Prefere De Fromi is a delectable cows’ milk cheese from Haute-Savoie that is imported by World’s Best Cheeses. It's covered with a thick, velvety, brine-washed rind, and is aged at higher temperatures for optimal flavor development. It has a woodsy flavor with sweet milk notes and a yeasty finish. This pungent cheese was quite tasty, but overpowered the beer when paired.

Reblechon Prefere De Fromi, imported by World's Best Cheeses

Thanks for reading this installment of Beer & Cheese Pairings. Be sure to check back next week for more!

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