You may find it strange, but blue cheeses make for a wonderful pairing with Champagne because of their salty, earthy, and mineral profile. Look for an extra-creamy blue cheese so that you can enjoy more of the bubbles tickling your tongue!
Jersey Blue produced by Willi Schmid from Städtlichäsi Lichtensteig in St-Gallen
is known as the king of blue cheese because it is noble and balanced. Made from the milk of Jersey cows, it is super creamy and rich. Jersey Blue is not only creamy but also nutty, salty, and peppery, which all of these flavour profiles go well with Champagne. If you are a blue cheese lover, try one with your next glass of bubbles!
If you are timid about blue cheeses, we recommend the Tomme au Bleu produced by Fromagerie Blanc Meyrat from canton Vaud. This artisanal cheese is soft, creamy, and delicate to the palate. There is a hint of the blue-veined cheese taste but it is more subtle and gentle. Perfect for beginners! The creamy earthiness is another perfect pairing with Champagne.