BRANDY & CHEESE
On June 14th, St-Rémy launched its partnership with Rodolphe Le Meunier – Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France) and Meilleur Fromager International (Best International Cheese Maker) in 2005 and 2007 – “Brandy & Cheese”, a unique collaboration to celebrate French gastronomic quality.
Artisanal cheese and wine are a classic pairing, so it makes perfect sense for a grape-based drink such as St-Rémy brandy, which is made using only French grapes, to enjoy the same intense relationship.
Both St-Rémy brandy and Rodolphe Le Meunier share the same values of authenticity, simplicity and generosity with a strong belief that both brandy and cheese taste better when enjoyed in the company of friends.
Pairing cheese with wine or Port is a tradition throughout the world; however, for a more unique pairing, try brandy with cheese. There are many similarities between fine brandy and artisanal cheese. The two expressions of French gastronomy have diverse terroirs, each with their own techniques and legislation that impacts the characteristics of these grapes or cheeses. The climate also plays an important role in the regional differences for both grapes and cheese.
In France “terroir” associates a region’s climate, geography and soils with a human savoir-faire. The term has been adapted to represent similar effects and “sense of place” for regional products such as cheeses and olive oil. In the case of St-Rémy and Rodolphe Le Meunier, terroir is vital in producing world-class products that represent the essence of France.
The pairings :
- St-Rémy VSOP & Swiss Gruyere
- St-Rémy VSOP & Stilton
- St-Rémy VSOP & Camembert AOC
- St-Rémy XO & Old Mimolette
- St-Rémy XO & Wood Smoked Goat Cheese
St-Rémy XO & Bleu de Laqueuille