Tasting Terroir with Casa Noble Tequila at The French Cheese Board

 The French Cheese Board in New York, NY

The French Cheese Board in New York, NY

 Casa Noble Tequila Anejo

Casa Noble Tequila Anejo

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.

  Casa Noble Tequila

Casa Noble Tequila

 Jose Hermosillo, founder of  Casa Noble Tequila

Jose Hermosillo, founder of Casa Noble Tequila

Also present was Max McCalman, the renown Maître Fromager, who brillantly paired tequila with French cheeses.

  Max McCalman, Maître Fromager at The French Cheese Board

Max McCalman, Maître Fromager at The French Cheese Board

The evening started with a cocktail party, where margaritas, made with Casa Noble Tequila were served. 

 Cocktail party at The French Cheese Board

Cocktail party at The French Cheese Board

  Preparing Margaritas with Casa Noble Tequila

Preparing Margaritas with Casa Noble Tequila

 Preparing Margaritas with Casa Noble Tequila

Preparing Margaritas with Casa Noble Tequila

  Preparing Margaritas with Casa Noble Tequila

Preparing Margaritas with Casa Noble Tequila

Then, our tasting started, each pairing being commented by our experts.

 Casa Noble Tequila and cheese event at The French Cheese Board

Casa Noble Tequila and cheese event at The French Cheese Board

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.

  Jose Hermosillo, founder of   Casa Noble Tequila

Jose Hermosillo, founder of Casa Noble Tequila

 Cheese plate at The French Cheese Board

Cheese plate at The French Cheese Board

So, we first started with the Tequila Blanco and mimolette cheese:

 Casa Noble Crystal Tequila

Casa Noble Crystal Tequila

  Casa Noble Crystal Tequila

Casa Noble Crystal Tequila

 Mimolette at The French Cheese Board

Mimolette at The French Cheese Board

Then, the Tequila Reposado with époisse:

 Casa Noble Tequila Reposado

Casa Noble Tequila Reposado

  Casa Noble Tequila Reposado

Casa Noble Tequila Reposado

 Epoisse at The French Cheese Board

Epoisse at The French Cheese Board

And last, the Tequila Anejo with Fourme D'Ambert:

 Casa Noble Tequila Anejo with Fourme d'Ambert and mimolette

Casa Noble Tequila Anejo with Fourme d'Ambert and mimolette

  Casa Noble Tequila Anejo

Casa Noble Tequila Anejo

 Fourme d'Ambert at The French Cheese Board

Fourme d'Ambert at The French Cheese Board

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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French Cheese Board

26 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018

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.