Cheese and Wine Match of the Month for May (May 26, 2006)
Du Village Triple Crème
(Made by Fromage Côté Limitée, Warwick, Québec)
This is a delicious bloomy rind cheese. Elegant, soft and rich, a result of the addition of extra cream. Flavour notes of hazelnut, butter and mushroom. Body and flavour change with age from mild and supple, to cultured and runny. The best wine match is a light-bodied, dry Riesling of Kabinett quality. I had it with Balthasar Ress Riesling Kabinett 2004 from the Rheingau.
(Du Village Triple Crème is available in Toronto area specialty cheese stores such as: Alex Farms, All the Best, Cheese Boutique, Chris the Cheese Monger and Olympic Cheese (St. Lawrence Market), La Fromagerie, Pusateri's and Whole Foods.)