NYC Cheese consultant Raymond Hook suggests a California cheese for a California wine. Bellwether Farms Carmody from Sonoma County is a delicious, slightly-young Jersey cow’s milk cheese. Jersey cow milk is higher in butterfat than traditional Holstein milk, which makes for a great mouthfeel for this cheese. Buttery and floral with a smooth, semi-firm texture, it makes it a perfect match for fruit-forward Pinot Noirs.
Pair it with Bogle 2008 Pinot Noir