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ARTISAN CHEESE PAIRINGS

Pairing Wine & Beer with Cheese

Beer and wine are traditionally paired with cheese because they have flavor characteristics that enhance the flavor of the cheese. The hoppy or malty flavors of your favorite beer cut through the richness of many cheeses, while the acidic or fruity notes of wine bring out the subtle flavors in different cheeses. The key to successfully pairing beer and wine with cheese is to choose complementary flavors that will enhance, rather than overpower, the flavors of the cheese.

Oakdale Mild Gouda, Oakdale

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A National Award winning classic Dutch Gouda, mild, creamy and buttery with a nutty flavor and a pleasant smooth texture.

Pair with:  Pinot Noir and Brown Ale

Marin French Triple Creme Brie, Marin

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Everything a Brie-style cheese should be: smooth, creamy and elegant. The golden paste has a slightly sweet flavor and the velvety white rind gives this cheese a pleasantly sharp finish.

Pair with: Chardonnay and Pilsner

Pecorino Romano, Sardinia

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Our only non-local selection, this classic hard sheeps' milk cheese is aged over nine months and imparts a bright, grassy flavor with a sharp saltiness.

Pair with: Cabernet Sauvignon or Sangiovese and Double IPA or sweet Stout

Laura Chenel Goat Cheese, Sonoma

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This Best-in-Class goat cheese award-winner is the same great tasting but creamier version of the classic French-style log made famous by Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Incredibly smooth, creamy, full of fresh tangy flavor and perfect with a drizzle of honey.

Pair with: Sauvignon Blanc and Marzen

Point Reyes Original Blue, Tomales Bay

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California's iconic and classic Point Reyes Original Blue is a true farmstead cheese, produced from Grade A cows' milk from the herd raised on the property. Known for its extra creamy texture and bright milk flavors up front with a sharp, peppery pungency in the finish.

Pair with: Cabernet Sauvignon and IPAs or Porters 

Pecorino Romano, Sardinia

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Our only non-local selection, this classic hard sheeps' milk cheese is aged over nine months and imparts a bright, grassy flavor with a sharp saltiness.

Pair with: Cabernet Sauvignon or Sangiovese and Double IPA or sweet Stout

Mabel's has moved to a beautiful new space at 222 D Street.

We will open for business again on Thursday, July 11.

For now, we are unable to take charcuterie orders but we'll be up and running soon.

We can't wait to see you!

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