Wine and Cheese? Yes, please! I think we can all agree that wine and cheese are a match made in heaven. This classic combination is sure to brighten up any picnic, charcuterie board, or dinner party. This summer, we are so excited to partner with the oldest operating cheese factory in the United States, Marin French Cheese Co.
Marin French Cheese has been dedicated to artisan cheesemaking that respects nature and the environment since 1865. These handmade cheeses are created with the finest milk procured from local dairies within a 20-mile radius of the creamery. Marin French cheeses have a distinct, authentic taste that is loyal to their origins in Marin County. Here are 4 brie-lliant pairings of Marin French cheeses with Just Enough Wines.
Let’s start off with a little bit of spice! Although our first-edition 2019 Chardonnay is now sold out, we would be remiss to not mention this incredible pairing with Marin French Cheese’s Petite Jalapeño. With notes of fresh stone fruit, honeysuckle, and brightly balanced citrus, our 2019 Chardonnay pairs strongly with the bold flavors of red and green jalapeño peppers tamed by the smooth and creamy texture of the brie.
Just Enough’s 2019 Rosé with notes of summer melon, vibrant berries, and a crisp minerality pairs excellently with the mild butter flavor and springy texture of the iconic Marin French Petite Breakfast. Not to mention you are tasting true history. Marin French’s original breakfast cheese used to be transported from their first facility to Petaluma by horse-drawn carriages, and then carried down to San Francisco via steamboat for broader distribution. That cheese has traveled miles and miles to reach you, and you can taste the hard work and passion that went into it.
Bring on the bubbly! Our 2019 Brut Bubbles with notes of ripe nectarine, a floral bouquet, and a crisp lime essence makes for an irresistible pairing with Marin French’s Petite Truffle. The Petite Truffle’s earthy aroma of mushrooms is balanced with flavors of sweet cream.
If you are looking for a classic rich and creamy pairing, Just Enough’s 2019 Pinot Noir with notes of bright raspberries, vanilla spice, and a smooth cherry finish pairs incredibly with Marin French’s Petite Suprême’s buttery, fudgy and lush texture with flavors of sweet milk and grass.
Check out these unique cheeses and more at Marin French Cheese. If you are in Northern California, we recommend you visit their cheese shop and factory in Petaluma, California. Surrounded by idyllic green meadows and fields dotted with your classic black and white cows, you will find a new understanding of what we mean when we say local. Grab a table overlooking the lake, grab some friends, grab a lot of cheese and Just Enough Wine, and rejoice in the simple beauty of an iconic pairing.
Want to try these un-brie-lievable wine and cheese pairings? Enter our Wine & Cheese Giveaway with Marin French Cheese Co. on Instagram! For more updates, and to support local be sure to follow @justenoughwines and @marinfrenchcheese.