Runny washed-rind cheese

Credits: Photograph, Gentl & Hyers; Styling, Sabine Tucker

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Runny, Wash-Rind Cheese and Pinot Noir
Runny, washed-rind cheeses, such as Affidelice, Epoisses or Red Hawk, have been processed in flavored brines or spirits throughout its ripening to encourage a pungent flavor and aroma. They pair well with a Pinot Noir (2002 Bear Boat or 2002 Benton Lane).

Serve a runny washed-rind cow's-milk cheese, like Affidelice (shown here) or Epoisses, in its container with a spoon. Bamboo tray ($20, IIKH); crown spoon ($18, Match).
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