Chef Jerome Viel created a fabulous menu to pair with Cima Collina wines at the fall Growers Dinner, featuring Palisades Vineyard. Swing by his neighborhood Carmel Valley Market and grab a few of the “Assiette de Fromage” featured cheeses to pair as a course over the holidays or as an appetizer to “wow” guests with pairing perfection. Paired with Cima Collina Palisades Pinot Noir – click here for current vintages.
Chaumes is a cow’s milk cheese from Saint-Antoine-de-Breuilh in the Périgord, made by traditional cheese-making processes. Translated literally, “chaumes” is French for stubble.
Aging time: 28 days
Region of origin: Périgord, France in town of Saint-Antoine-de-Breuilh
Bleu d’Auvergne is a French blue cheese, named for its place of origin in the Auvergne region of south-central France. It is made from cow’s milk, and is one of the cheeses granted the Appellation d’origine contrôlée from the French government.
Aging: 2 months
Region of origin: Auvergne, France
Serve with a side of Minazzoli Farm Fig Jam – another Chef favorite and also available at the Market.