Laurier is an Artisanal Exclusive. This cheese was developed over the course of a year after conversations between Artisanal's Director of Affinage and Adeline Druart, Master cheesemaker of Vermont Butter and Cheese. We were searching for a goat cheese with a new taste profile. Luckily, Adeline had just returned from France with a recipe for a beautiful goat cheese. The Laurier is adorned with hand-selected bay leaves that give it a gentle bit of spiciness. The fresh bay leaves are applied on the young cheese and then infuse their flavor during the aging process. The cheese's light geotrichum creates wonderful layers of flavor.
Pair Laurier with white Bordeaux Graves, Loire Valley Sancerre, Savennieres or Jasnieres and for a red wine, try a fruity Gamay de la Loire or enjoy it with Champagne Blanc de blancs.