Our deli case is bulging with amazing cheeses – some new, some finally back in stock. And, look at these delightful new French salad-size plates – they add panache to the cheese service! Also new are French-style pichets (pitchers), French waiter aprons, and authentic ceramic escargot cookware.
Portuguese cheeses and more are here-
These Cow’s milk cheeses from the Azores Islands offer a range of tastes from buttery to sharp and spicy.
Famoso – Creamy and buttery with a dense richness.
Beira – Well aged with a touch of spice, eat by the slice or grate over pasta.
Sao Jorge DOP 7 months – A raw cow’s milk cheese, rich and aromatic with a sharp, intense flavor.
Sao Miguel 9 Months – Slightly milder than Beira, it is creamy on the palate with a caramelized note.
Ilha Azul – Mild flavor with a touch of earthiness.
Vache Fermier au Piment D’Espelette – This raw-milk cow’s cheese from the French Basque country is spectacular! With a buttery texture, a cheddar-like flavor and a slight kick from the infused Espelette Pepper, it is semi-hard and cave aged for 4 months. It’s a gorgeous color and makes a beautiful color and flavor contrast on a cheese board.
Cheeses back in stock:
Buche de Lucay – A soft goat log with a dry, crumbly center surrounded by a ring of soft ripened goat’s cheese, all blanketed in a soft velvet-like rind. The flavor is rich and creamy with a traditional goat’s milk tang. Excellent in salads.
Munster AOC– A washed rind cow’s milk cheese from Alsace. French Munster AOC is considered by many to be the best version of this fromage, which is now industrially made in several countries. Munster AOC has an intense aroma, with a sharp but not strong flavor and a semi-soft paste.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the in-store Kopke port tasting on October 18 with winemaker Carla Tiaga. Winemakers don’t often travel to outside markets, so we’re really excited to host Kopke’s winemaker, as we are such fans of their ports. Come to this tasting to sample some old ports and compare them with younger siblings. Ask Carla your questions about making port wine and clear up any confusion you may have about the process. The tasting is on Tuesday October 18, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. here, at Paris-Madrid Grocery.
NEW! Palacios Ibêrico chorizo from Spain – We didn’t think Palacios brand chorizo could get any better but this new style made out of Ibérico pork is richer, softer and more flavorful than the original, which is made out of regular pork. Fully cured and ready-to-eat, slice it and serve at room temperature or warm it slightly. When served with Spanish olives and potato chips you’ll feel like you’re in tapas bar in Spain.
Champagne Duménil 1er Cru, ($42.00) This rich and toasty Champagne offers up delicate floral notes with white fruit that entices from the first sip. Elegant on the palate with notes of brioche, it has a satiny mousse of fine bubbles. Elegant and delicious! 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. The winery was founded in 1860 but their Champagnes have not been sold in the Pacific Northwest until now. VEGAN
Pegaso Zeta Garnacha Viñas Viejas Sierra de Gredos 2019 ($22.99) Zeta is a gorgeous expression of high-elevation Garnacha (Grenache). The vineyard is 60 years-old grown organically at 2000 feet elevation with granite and slate soils. If you like elegant Garnacha wines that are lively, with wonderful mouthfeel, lift and minerality, pick up a bottle of Pegaso Zeta. With a clarity of expression, neither light-weight nor overbearing, the texture and liveliness reflect the mountainous terrunyo. Fermented with native yeast and aged six months in neutral foudre.