The Cheese School of San Francisco is honored to have been chosen to collaborate with Jill Osur and her amazing team at Teneral Cellars on cheese pairings for their Perfect Match Collection, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Title IX.
Teneral Cellars is a women-owned and operated company and one of our favorite purpose-driven brands. Teneral Cellars works with diverse groups of women and women owned businesses and donates 10% of profits to organizations that empower women and promote gender and racial equity. Their beautiful wines are a catalyst for connection... they encourage important conversations, create meaningful experiences and help build strong communities through cause.
The Perfect Match Collection includes a Rose, Tempranillo and a Zinfandel and we have chosen a delicious trio of cheeses to compliment these spectacular wines... made by women cheesemakers, of course!
2021 Rose with Mt. Alice
Mt. Alice, is an incredible camembert style cheese, hand made by Molly Semler on the von Trapp Farmstead in Vermont. The cheese is gooey, mild, salty and earthy and is the perfect match for the 2021 Rose. The creaminess of the cheese will highlight the crisp acidity, floral aromas and delicate fruity flavors of this pretty pink wine.
2020 Fair Play Tempranillo with La Dama Sagrada
La Dama Sagrada is an exquisite, rare goat milk cheese from Castilla La Mancha, Spain. The name, meaning "sacred dame", is a tribute to Fatima Navarro, the industrious woman who has been making this and many other artisan cheeses by hand for almost 25 years. The upfront sweetness and slightly spicy finish of this cheese will play off of the velvety texture and juicy flavors of the 2020 Fair Play Tempranillo.
All In Zinfandel with Sagittarius
Avery Jones from Shooting Star Creamery is a very special cheesemaker. In 2019, at age 15, she became the youngest cheesemaker ever to have been awarded Best of Show at the American Cheese Society Conference Awards... the Oscars of artisan cheese. Avery makes Sagittarius, a unique gouda style cheese, from a blend of sheep and cow milk. The rich, butterscotch flavors found in this opulent cheese are a true taste sensation when paired with the bright fruit, warm spices and smokey undertones of The All In Zinfandel.
This specially curated collection includes three wedges of cheese, Rustic Bakery crackers, Ghirardelli chocolate squares and a Cheese School branded cheese knife.
Wine is sold separately. Click here to purchase The Perfect Match Collection.
Teneral Cellars will donate 10% of profits from sales of The Perfect Match Collection to support the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and their scholarship program with the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation. The Cheese School will do the same from the sales of these perfectly paired cheeses.
Cheers to working together to elevate women and create a more equitable world!