This cheese is in it
Cheese 1 Vacherin Fribourgeois
Raw cow's milk cheese from Friborg (Switzerland)
A wonderful cheese from our Swiss friends. A cheese with a creamy texture that, when eaten cold, has a pleasant nutty taste. But it is also an important type of cheese in a fondue because it gives a soft aspect. (The Swiss use it for their famous half and half fondue.) Its maturing time in a damp cellar is 9 to 12 weeks.
Cheese 2 Emmental de Savoie
Raw cow's milk cheese from Savoie.
One of the most famous cheeses in the world. Our Emmental has the taste of alpine pastures and ancient knowledge. The industrially produced cheese is often tasteless.
Do you know why the Emmental has holes? We will tell you on Thursday evening at the live tasting. You can also read an article about it in our blog.
Cheese 3 Comté Fruité
Raw cow's milk cheese from the Franche Comté region
This cheese gave its name to an entire region of France. He is very much appreciated at Augustas Box. Sometimes it has salt crystals (if it is old), sometimes it has a fruity taste, it always knows how to please. Comté is made in dairies that look like giant cathedrals of cheese. The best cheese masters select it. You can also taste this cheese with us at the fondue.
Cheese 4 Beaufort
Raw milk cheese from cows in Savoie.
A 45 kilo cheese wheel with the typical concave outer edge. This shape was used by farmers in the mountains for easier transport. You could easily tie the cheese wheels with a cord and bring them down to the valley on the back of a mule. During the Revolution, 1,500 loaves saved Parisians from famine.
The prince of cheese, an irreplaceable taste! For Grandma Augusta, a good fondue is not made without Beaufort! Try it with us.
This wine is included
Wine 1 Apremont
White wine from the Savoie region
Grapes: 100% Jacquère
Winery: Les Rocailles
In the Savoie they not only make cheese, but at the foot of the Granier mountain (Chartreuse) they also produce wonderful wines. Our Apremont is fruity and mineral. Wonderful notes of exotic fruits and citrus fruits develop in this wine. We like to share this wine with friends when we get together over a good raclette or a nice fondue. Santé dear friends!
Wine 2 Chenin (only if ordered)
White wine from the Val de Loire region
Grapes: 100% Chenin
Winery: Bouvet Ladubay
This white Chenin is a wine that goes exceptionally well with cheese. It remains fresh and harmonious, it also smells fresh and is reminiscent of notes of apples. The taste is very nicely balanced, clear and stimulating. We are lucky to have received this wine from the Bouvet Ladubay winery because it is only produced in small quantities.
There was this sausage
Charcuterie from Auvergne (only if ordered)
This time the sausage is a pork sausage from Auvergne.
Autumn is here, the leaves are changing colors and mushrooms are springing up in the forest. We can also use this autumnal charm in our dishes, such as this wonderful sausage with porcini mushrooms. Try a slice, close your eyes and dream.
Yes, dear friends, we had a wonderful golden autumn. Now the cloudy November is coming and there is nothing better than making yourself comfortable at home with good food and a good glass of wine.
Anyone who attended the live tasting yesterday was able to prepare and eat a delicious cheese fondue.
Check out the recipe for the tartiflette here in the blog. A fantastic winter meal.
And of course don't forget, now is the right time for a raclette.
Get through the next month well!
Silvia and the whole team at Augustas Box