Sounds like the perfect midweek evening right? We thought so!
So what did we have?
How's about a morsel of Pave du Nord with a glass of Malbec?
Pave du Nord is a raw cow's milk cheese hailing from France and is named after the classic French cobblestones the cheese's shape resembles. Bright orange on the interior, due to the annatto coloring, and ashen grey on the exterior -- the interior coloring immediately sends your mind to thoughts of Mimolette and other brightly hued cheeses but no, Pave du Nord is different. Firm, flaky, and dense with a creamy, salty, rich, nuttiness to it, this is a rustic, savory, and approachable yet dynamic and distinct cheese.
Image courtesy of www.unfromage.com
With a sip of the Mapema Malbec, this is the perfect pairing!
Dark red notes abound here, think cherries and plums or even marinated slightly sweet cooked fruit nuances. Warming and soft, this is both rustic and approachable yet dynamic and developed! Similar characteristics to our cheese which allows for the perfect Wine Wednesdays pairing!