Mumm Champagne and cheese : characterful pairings
Champagne is inextricably bound to gastronomy, and cheese is a key element of the culinary universe. How could one not pair the two together? From fresh goat’s cheese to truffled brie, let us guide you through the best Mumm Champagne and cheese pairings.
Fresh goat or sheep’s cheese and RSRV Blanc de Blancs Millésimé
The salinity of fresh goat or sheep’s cheese gives it a natural affinity with white wine. It is important not to overpower its characteristic subtle flavors, however, which is why RSRV Blanc de Blancs Millésimé with its delicate, light bubbles, is the perfect partner. Produced entirely from Chardonnay harvested in the Grand Cru village of Cramant, this champagne offers notes of fresh flowers and lemon. It is both mineral and generous on the palate, with a rich, expressive finish.
If the cheese is served with black cherry jam, RSRV Rosé Foujita makes an excellent pairing for this marriage of sweet and savory. This cuvée brings a new dimension of complexity with its aromas of brioche and vanilla, and its rich, subtle notes of red fruit coulis that beautifully echo the cherry jam.
Washed-rind cheeses or Stinking Bishop and Mumm Cordon Rouge
A soft, washed-rind cheese such as Reblochon with a bold flavor, Stinking Bishop needs vivacity to balance out its heavy richness. Mumm Cordon Rouge not only adds freshness but also echoes the cheese’s roundness. Mumm Cordon Rouge reveals yellow, white, and tropical fruit aromas on the nose and marmalade notes on the palate. The attack is fresh and lively, with a creamy finish.
In a similar vein, Mumm Grand Cordon also offers an interesting match due to its bold profile, aromatic richness, and elegance.
West Country Farmhouse Cheddar and RSRV Blanc de Noirs Millésimé
The key with West Country Farmhouse Cheddar is to find a wine that will bring out its subtle yet powerful aromas. The aromatic complexity of Mumm RSRV Blanc de Noirs Millésimé pairs wonderfully with this strong-flavored hard cheese. RSRV Blanc de Noirs Millésimé is made with Pinot Noir grown in the Grand Cru village of Verzenay, north of the Montagne de Reims region. The nose combines aromas of candied citrus fruit, apricot, dried fruit and sweet pastries. The attack on the palate is straightforward. Overall, it is an exceptional and well-balanced champagne with just the right tension on the finish to pair beautifully with an authentic, artisanal Cheddar.
Stilton and Mumm Demi-Sec
With flavors as bold as Stilton’s, it can be interesting to play with contrasts to explore new flavor dimensions. This makes it essential to pair this cheese with a generous wine. Mumm Demi-Sec is characterized by its soft, round profile and generous aromas of marmalade, honey, fruit paste, dried fruit and gingerbread. Although extremely unctuous, it finishes on a superbly fresh note, making it an ideal companion to Stilton.
Truffled Brie and Mumm Millésimé 2013
The subtle aromas of truffle coupled with the slight bitterness of this cheese’s soft white rind make this sumptuous Brie the perfect companion to Mumm Millésimé 2013, a vintage champagne that stands out for its elegance and aromatic complexity. This cuvée expresses the full potential of Pinot Noir, the House’s iconic grape and the dominant variety in the blend. It offers rich aromas of fruit alongside delicate floral aromas. On the palate, it reveals surprising freshness with fruity notes developing into a long, expressive and rich finish. Alongside a truffled Brie, Mumm Millésimé 2013 marries vivacity with creaminess and delicacy with power.