I love cheese. And I adore Camembert a gently-aged cheese cow's milk cheese with a creamy texture and a bloomy white rind. It begins as a relatively mild semi-soft wheel, but grows runnier and more robustly flavored with age.
Camembert and a glass of wine, well that’s a pretty good combination, anytime, anywhere. The wine that comes to mind is not a likely suspect, but is among very few ‘perfect pairings’ for Camembert – in my opinion. First, I’d like to share a simple recipe in which Camembert and wine work very well together.
Step one: find a fresh traditional Cypriot halloumi sourdough – preferably warm – and slice it.
Step two: insert some garlic and rosemary into the Camembert and heat it in the oven for 10 minutes then cut it into slices and place them on the warm bread slices.
Step three: Get some fresh seasonal fruits for example if you are lucky and have a fig tree in your garden pick some figs as you open a bottle of Taltarni Brut Rosé "Tache" Sparkling Wine.
It may sound semi-indulgent to enjoy a Camembert and a rich, fruity sparkling wine, but you do only live once. This sparkler from Australia is a traditional blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. A hint of fresh fruit carries the palate through layers of minerality and richness.