"Alpine-style cheese is semi-firm, smooth and consistent. Flavors are often nutty, fruity or spicy -- think of Appenzeller, Gruyère or Emmentaler as classic examples. Alpine-style cheese is also ideal for a cheese plate or in the fondue pot and it shines when paired with Alsatian wines such as Crémant d'Alsace, Reisling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir."
"Sprout Creek Farm "Toussaint" from New York: Sprout Creek Farm is more than just a creamery, it's an educational center. Visitors can check out their grass-fed herd of Jersey, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn, Normande and Holstein cows. Visitors can also dine at the farm for brunch, a chef's menu or cooking classes. Try with Jean-Baptiste Adam NV Les Natures Brut Crémant d'Alsace."
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