- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 20, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

October means beer: Breweries roll out both their Oktoberfest malts as well as the ever-present pumpkin-flavored suds. But the 10th month is also American Cheese Month, which celebrates North America’s bevy of artisanal fromage products.

Petaluma, California’s Marin French Cheese, the oldest continually operating cheese company in America, is celebrating the annual fromage fest with its seminal Breakfast Cheese, which the creamery has produced since its inception as the Thompson Brothers Creamery in 1865 — the year the Civil War ended. This brie was served in San Francisco saloons during the era of gold fever, and today the varietal is enriched with a dollop of fresh cream, adding to its creamy flavor.

But you don’t need a plane ticket to the West Coast, as Marin’s wares are available at several District retailers. Marin French Breakfast cheese (now called Petite Breakfast), Petite Creme, Petite Camembert, Petite Supreme, Petite Truffle, Petite Jalapeno and Petite Cendree are also on offer by the creamery. Each offers a unique and distinct character, and pair well especially with Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.

Or beer, of course.

To find where you can buy Marin French Cheese, visit MarinFrenchCheese.com

 

 

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