Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant
Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant will help you create a home cheeseboard worthy of the most glamorous Napa Valley tasting experience when paired with Oberon wine.
The Cheese & Wine Merchant can be found in Napa's famous Oxbow Public Market. Located in the heart of downtown, visitors frequent the Merchant to enjoy a wonderful selection of artisanal cheeses, small-production wine, as well as delicious cheeseboards created by their talented cheesemongers. The Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is the sister store of San Francisco’s beloved Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant and Wine Bar, founded in 2003.
“When you are creating your cheeseboard, have fun with it! People eat with their eyes, so go with what looks aesthetically pleasing and tastes delicious.”
- Lalo Vela, General Manager
How to Create A Noteworthy Cheeseboard
From General Manager Lalo Vela of Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant
Mix it up: I like to utilize different milks: cow, sheep, and goat. Cheese created from each one of these milks adds different flavors, aromas, and textures.
Mixing firm with soft or aged with young cheeses adds depth, contrast, and interest to any cheese course.
Balancing something savory with something sweet is another fantastic way to create a satisfying and enjoyable pairing. Jams, fruit spreads, and honeys all play well with the savory concentrated flavors found in cheese.
Different types of charcuterie such as prosciutto, soppressata, and pâtés are perfect compliments to any cheeseboard.
Eat and source locally if possible. Across America, there are hundreds of wonderful dairies producing world-class cheese, and farmers’ markets providing excellent produce and other tasty goods. Now, more than ever, they need as much support as possible. So, seek out what amazing products are being showcased in your backyard.
Oberon’s 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful, young, and fruity full-bodied wine. Pair it with a semi-firm, aged cow’s milk cheese for a harmonious and heavenly pairing.