Balanced and refreshing beer, with fruity aromas, citrus being the predominant note

Type: a red floral cheese of a white-crusted cheese / Example: Le Pavé de Soignies of Le Crémeux du Mont Saint-Michel

Le Pavé de Soignies is a strong type cheese with a very pronounced taste and smell. It is a perfect match for the Surfine’s citrusy aromas and its harp, bitterness.

Le Crémeux du Mont Saint-Michel is a camembert of the highest order: a double cream cheese, made with raw milk and offering a slightly salty taste. The Surfine has to bring out its best assets to keep up with the cheese but manages wonderfully well.

                                                                                                                             Pascal Fauville

Type: goat’s cheese with an ash crust / Example: Sainte Maure de Touraine

Given the Surfine’s great bitterness, it is important to it with a relatively dry cheese, not too strong and calling out for something to drink with.

                                                                                                                       Harry Schockaert

Recipe : "Slices of goat’s cheese with dates and a gourmet vinaigrette" — Pierre Résimont

Ingredients :

  • Sainte Maure de Touraine cheese

  • shallots

  • parsley

  • chervil

  • thyme

  • hazelnuts

  • pine nuts

  • balsamic vinegar

  • sherry vinegar

  • hazelnut oil

  • Medjool dates

  • huile de noisette

  • dattes de Medjool

Instructions :

        1. Cut the goat’s cheese into slices and arrange on a plate
        2. Gourmet vinaigrette:
          1. Finely chop the shallots, parsley, chervil and hazelnuts
          2. Add the pine nuts
          3. A hint of balsamic vinegar, sherry vinegar and hazelnut oil
          4. Sprinkle the fresh goat’s cheese with a few drops of vinaigrette
        3. Garnish with the Medjool dates and sprigs of thyme and fennel