Midnight Moon’s dense, flaky interior is pricked with small holes. The rich paste melts readily on the tongue as its flavor blooms with roasted nuts, brown butter, and cream. It’s a savory cheese but its toasty butterscotch sweetness complements a slight twang of goat.
Pairing Wine with Midnight Moon
Midnight Moon’s richness makes it a good partner for chewy, tannic reds — Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends, Touriga Nacional and Portuguese blends, Syrah, Tempranillo, Sangiovese. Weighty white wines with honey or stone fruit flavors are another good option: Arneis, Chenin, Viognier. A barrel-aged Chardonnay that has gone through malolactic fermentation will mingle seamlessly with the buttery, toasty qualities here. This is also a good cheese for Sherry, Port, or Cognac.
Cypress Grove Midnight Moon Goat Gouda