Old is New
This month we're celebrating wrinkles with a pairing photo contest and giveaway of Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery's Bonne Bouche. This wrinkled goat cheese is made in the style of an aged Loire Valley goat cheese. We'll give you three pairings of aged French goat cheeses and a food or drink and we want to to update the pairing using Bonne Bouche and whatever makes you happiest. For example, is your favorite Bonne Bouche sidekick fig jam? Do you get a little crazy and pair it with dark chocolate? What about beer or wine or even a gourmet soda? Whatever it is, we want to know.
HOW TO ENTER
- Email a JPG photo and description of your pairing to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use the subject line OLD IS NEW
- Be specific: Don't just say, "a dark beer" instead, tell us which specific beer you're pairing it with
- Include your name and any social media you have (so we can give you a shoutout!)
PICK A WINNER
- Go to ourTumblr, Pinterest, or Facebook page
- Look for photos tagged #OldIsNew
- Comment, repint, or like a photo to vote for it
We'll count your favorites and reward the top 4 with some delicious Bonne Bouche and a Wrinkles are Sexy button. Want more? Guess what, we have a grand prize too. One lucky winner will receive:
- One of each Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery's aged cheeses
- A cooler bag with the VT Butter & Cheese logo for toting your favorite cheeses to a picnic or the office
- A beautiful cheese board
- A Winkles are Sexy button
- A cookbook
Need some inspiration to get started? We'll give you the old, you give us the new! Here's a video with the makers of Bonne Bouche:
And here are three pairings that use traditional aged goat cheeses and their French counterparts that you can try updating with Bonne Bouche.
Le Chevrot by Sevre-et-Belle and Pouilly-Fumé, a white wine produced in the Loire valley using sauvignon blanc grapes. The terroir near the town of Pouilly-sur-Loire, where the wine is made, gives the wine its distinctive smokey, flinty notes.
Valençay by Jacquard and red cherry compote. The Loire Valley is known for its luscious red cherries and the combination of cherry and cheese results in sweet, tangy, and earthy flavors all coming together in a balanced way.
Selles-sur-Cher and Kronenbourg 1664. When you say beer in France, chances are you're talking about a pisner-style lager. These beers are a light gold with lots of foaminess and a light, slightly sweet flavor. Kronenbourg is the leading beer brand in France with a 40% market share.
THE FINE PRINT
The Wrinkles Are Sexy Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. who are 18 or older and can be entered by email only. The Giveaway begins 3/15/2013 and ends at midnight on 3/30/2013.