BEER & CHEESE: La Sirène Farmhouse Red X Brillat Savarin Pack
La Sirène Farmhouse Red is the ideal match for Brillat Savarin selected by Will Studd. The beer brings a lively acidity and restrained bubble which more than meets the rich creaminess of this perennial favourite cheese. From different points on the globe, the cheese and brew make a surprisingly formidable team.
Will Studd selected Brillat Savarin is made from whole milk with added crème fraîche in Burgundy. Brillat Savarin can be served at many different ages, when young the texture is dense, the rind is mild and the flavour has a pleasant crème fraîche tang. As it matures, the rind blooms and becomes spicy, and the texture is like a rich, buttery mousse
About the beer
La Sirène farmhouse-style red ale is a beer with a firm sense of place, from the hibiscus flowers and rose petals grown near Byron Bay to the dense microflora present at the Alphington brewery. On first taste, lively stone fruit and sweet red berries excite the palate. Next up is a refreshing acidity balanced with an earthy complexity. Full-bodied with generous malt, this red ale finishes dry and slightly vinous.
A little history about La Sirène
La Sirène has come a long way since their 2010 inception. With a focus on Saison style beers, they’ve expanded into wild-fermented ales, hoppy Farmhouse ales and beer/wine hybrids which nod towards founder Nikias’ wine background.
Sustainability is not just a buzz word at La Sirène but very much at the forefront of their approach to brewing practices – from re-engineering their brewhouse in order to minimise water usage to travel miles and packaging initiatives.
NOTE – Harper and Blohm licensing restrictions require that wine can only be purchased in conjunction with one or more food items. A maximum quantity of liquor purchased must not exceed more than two 750ml bottles of wine. Liquor cannot be purchased by anyone under 18. Liquor cannot be left at unoccupied premises – please ensure that you will be home to accept your delivery.
- Cheese Type: White Mould
- Country: France
- Milk Type: Cow
- Pasteurisation: Pasteurised
- Rennet Type: Animal Based
- Classification: Artisan