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Hooked on the Chèvre of Spring

Spring is the perfect excuse to indulge in some classic French goat cheese. It is, after all, at its best during the season. Wrinkly, tangy, and packed full of bright, citrus flavors, the chèvre of spring is the ideal companion for rising temperatures, blooming flowers, and longer days. Try pairing it with your favorite crisp, clean adult beverage: a glass of cool Sauvignon Blanc, a cup of refreshing wheat ale,  or a pour of effervescent hard cider. Stumped on which cheese to choose? Try Chabichou du Poitou, Selles-sur-Cher, or another recommended by the Daily Meal article linked below.

Pouligny-Saint-Pierre: This cheese is great for people who like young, less pungent goat cheese. Its mildness can be attributed to its shape – a pyramid with a square top – as there is more sweet interior paste than stronger-flavored, ripened cream on the edges. The taste profile is fresh and subtle, with a distinct undercurrent of minerality.

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.