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Cheese Tuesday - Fromage Française

Last night began a new era in Cheese Tuesday. We all welcomed Matthew Helvitz as the new fromager, and though I sorely missed the music, the evening was a good time.

I began the evening with a daiquiri that was a great mix of pineapple and lime. The first course, a walnut fig tartlet with comté, paired well with the 2016 Alphonse Mellot "La Moussière", a Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, France.

"Scallops Saint Jacques" was up next, with roasted chestnuts and winter squash. It was paired with a bright 2015 Domaine Costal "Les Truffieres" from Burgundy, France.

Pork belly was up next, with fromage blanc, caramelized onions, young potatoes, and foraged mushrooms. It was paired with 2015 Anne-Sophie Dubois' Clepsydre Beaujolais from France.

NV Eric Bordelet, a Poiré Authentique from France, was picked to pair (pear?) with the cheese selection.

The cheese selections this month were some of the greatest cheeses of France. We began with Valençay from Fromageri…

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