Dealer Joe’s Cranberry Chevre

Trader Joe's Cranberry Chevre

Crantastic. Tarterrific. Chevtacular.

Transfer over, cranberry sauce. I do not know the way effectively this cheese would pair with turkey and stuffing, however I would quite see these items on my Turkey Day unfold, personally.

For my part, that is the most effective fruit and goat cheese pairing attainable. It is the double dose of tartness that will get me. Positive, there is a good little bit of sweetness from the cranberries—each pure and added, however by and huge, this can be a mouth-puckering, tart, tangy, bitter patch individuals, spread-on-bread however ideally water crackers type of snack right here. Pairs properly with a malbec or merlot. I simply appeared it up proper now and wine individuals are telling me that it goes finest with a Cabernet Franc. If they are saying so. I’ve by no means even heard of it. Cabernet Sauvignon? Positive. 
I am studying to understand sweeter chevres like blueberry vanilla greater than I did in years previous, however each time I strive them, there’s nonetheless this notion that “blueberry vanilla” must be an ice cream taste, not a goat cheese taste. 

After I style these items…I really feel like because of this God invented goats. 

There’s the right quantity of smooshed, dried cranberry matter throughout the skin of the cheese. If it is straight outta the fridge, it’s kind of troublesome to unfold. I feel the flavour comes throughout a bit of higher, too, when the cheese has been left at room temperature for a spell. More often than not, the cranberries follow the cheese fairly tenaciously, yielding a well-balanced cheese to berry ratio in every chunk. Water crackers present the most effective impartial venue for this chevre to shine—not simply flavor-wise, however the crispness serves as the right foil to the cheese’s easy creaminess.

Sonia favored the cheese, too, including that the product has a melt-in-your-mouth high quality that she wasn’t anticipating. “It looks like a fall meals since it is so cranberry-ish,” she mentioned.

4 stars from her. 4 and a half from me. 

Glad Thanksgiving, all!

Backside line: 8.5 out of 10.