Cheese Pairing: Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper with Chenin Blanc

20080110LambChopper.jpgFrom Cypress Grove Chèvre in California, Lamb Chopper is a buttery, nutty gouda-style cheese made from organic sheep's milk. Its semi-firm texture and good meltability make this cheese great whether served at room temperature or cooked into a hot dish.

The dry tanginess of this cheese matches well the high acid content of a Chenin Blanc, while the fruitiness nicely offsets the cheese's buttery flavor. Cypress Grove's website also recommends pairing it with Sauvignon Blanc or Vouvray.

Lamb Chopper is available for $26.06/lb at