AUGUST FRENCH BOARD

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AUGUST FRENCH BOARD

65.00

CHEESE

Banon | Provence, Goat (200g)
Lou Larzac | Aveyron, Ewe (150g)
Tomme d’Estaing | Aveyron, Ewe (300g)
Lou Bren | Averyon, Ewe (250g)
Zelu Koloria | Pays Basque, Ewe (300g)

ACCOMPANIMENTS

Box of La Fromagerie Biscuits
Tasting Notes
Straw Mat for Serving


Banon: A plump cheese dipped in Eau de Vie and then wrapped in chestnut leaves. As it matures the rind turns from white to creamy gold, eventually developing scattered patches of blue. The pate is melting and rich.
Lou Larzac: In the style of other sheep's milk cheese of the region: creamy, with a slightly running pate, and a supple, bloomy rind. Delicate, smooth and earthy when young - the rind should just barely hold the cheese intact.
Tomme d’Estaing: A new cheese from the wonderful rich ewe's milk of this region. A pressed, uncooked cheese with natural moulds on the crust; the soft texture has a subtle creamy rich flavour and sweet earthiness of the milk.
Lou Bren: Natural washed burnt sienna/orange rind, with a smooth, somewhat sticky texture. The pate is delicate and fruity-tasting, with aromatic earthy aromas and a sharp burnt caramel aftertaste.
Zelu Koloria: A semi-hard cheese with the blue veins parsleyed through the dense rich mellow cheese. The natural brushed rind is quite dry when young, but as the cheese ages becomes a little moist, giving the cheese an extra tangy richness. Frequently described in the cheese room as our most complex blue, the range of flavour is impressive – from sweet butter, to farmy straw, to lemon zest, pepper, and bosky minerality.

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Gift Wrap
5.50

We place your cheese board into one of our smart branded black boxes.

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PAIRING WINES

CHABLIS VIEILLE VIGNES
24.05

Domaine Dampt, Collan

100% Chardonnay. This multi-award winning vineyard produces this wine from a parcel of old vines that lie alongside the Grand Cru vineyards of Les Clos & Vaudesiers. This finely balanced wine shows huge finesse and intensity, with warm summer hay aromas tinged with a concentration of bone dry minerality, with keeps its freshness longer in the mouth.

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Chateau La Croix Guillotin
22.95

Puisseguin, Saint Emilion

100% MERLOT

Why do we like Bordeaux wines? It suits the British palate and also the style picks up the best points in British cheeses, especially the diverse selection being produced now by artisan cheesemakers. Silky, with soft tannins and beautiful scents of ripe red and black fruits, cinnamon spice and an elegant finish. Great with meat or fish and game - a great dinner party wine.

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ADDITIONAL ACCOMPANIMENTS

CAMEMBERT AUX TRUFFES
30.00

Unpasteurised Cow Milk
Normandy
400g

A Camembert with a filling of mascarpone and chopped black truffles. This is a rich and decadent combination. The truffles bring out the earthy, brassica notes of the cheese, while the Camembert rounds the flavour of the truffle into a massively aromatic depth. Made in-house by our cheesemongers, it is ideal for parties of 4 - 6 guests.
 

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SAUCISSON DES PYRENEES
10.35

Casan, Midi-Pyrénées, SW France
200g

A coarse-textured small salame typical of the region. Fruity, peppery and chewy, with earthy undertones of the maturing caves.

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MIEL DES PYRENEES ROSEMARY HONEY
12.75

Pure rosemary honey from the heart of the Pyrenees.

Cold pressed.
Unfiltered.
Unpasteurised.

 

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LA FROMAGERIE SEASONAL CHUTNEY
7.95

Throughout the year our kitchen brings down from the shop floor the loveliest seasonal ingredients and makes jams, marmalades & chutneys to last us through the colder months. Made in small batches, the ingredients change frequently throughout the year to ensure the freshest produce goes into our chutneys. Gorgeous alongside a cheese board but perhaps best on a simple sandwich with a slice of farmhouse cheddar!
 

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