It Takes Two to Be Tangy

It’s Spring, and for me, that means it’s time to drink a ton of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, still among the two best wines in the world for salads and green vegetables like spring peas and asparagus. And there’s another reason I love Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé: goat cheese. The tangy/creamy/chalky/salty flavor of most goat cheeses can make red wine taste hollow. But Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé are perfect with goat cheeses in part because they are so tangy themselves. In particular, the combination of Sancerre and Crottin de Chavignol, a small disk of goat cheese from the village of Chavignol, is considered to be a classic French marriage. (Crottin, by the way, is French slang for goat turd).

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