What happens when you get Tequila and cheese together? A surprising pairing that goes beyond the traditional wine and cheese. It is not my first not-wine and cheese experience at The French Cheese Board, having discovered in a previous event a Bourbon and cheese pairing quite interesting.
So, this time it was Tequila from Casa Noble and we got honored by the presence of its founder, Jose Hermosillo, who guided us in appreciating this delicious drink.
Also present was Max McCalman, the renown Maître Fromager, who brillantly paired tequila with French cheeses.
The evening started with a cocktail party, where margaritas, made with Casa Noble Tequila were served.
Then, our tasting started, each pairing being commented by our experts.
The MO for tasting the Tequila was always the same: look at the color of the drink, its body, smell it to detect the various hints emanating from it and then taste it with the paired cheese.
So, we first started with the Tequila Blanco and mimolette cheese:
Then, the Tequila Reposado with époisse:
And last, the Tequila Anejo with Fourme D'Ambert:
This was a fantastic event and it definitely shows that there is more than wine and cheese!
Thank you to The French Cheese Board and Casa Noble for this nice evening.
Enjoy (I did)!
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From and about The French Cheese Board:
The French Cheese Board is a studio devoted to all things French Cheese. Conceived as an idea lab, it is a space for consumers & trade members to discover the diversity & richness that France has to offer through a series of interactive showings and events.
The new home of French Cheese in New York, we blend the culinary arts with contemporary art installations, meshing lifestyle, art, cheese & more. We put art & design at the forefront of modernity, development & innovation. We invite artists, designers, chefs & researchers to work together on projects related to French cheese & the nutrition of today & tomorrow. The French Cheese Board provides a platform for the exchanging of ideas – for education & for the Celebration of French Cheese.