What kind of cheese goes good with Champagne?
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As a semi soft, you might want to try Morbier, St. Nectaire (both medium-soft monastery style cheeses), or Madrigal (a kind of french swiss-style.)
You might also want to try some kind of fresh goat cheese.
There's a hard cheese that I just love with champagne called Varey, but I have not been able to find it recently. It's got a light bite to it, but then mellows into a warm nutty flavor. Make sure to use a cheese plane to serve ultra thin slices.
Funny, I just a had a nice hunk of Gorgonzola from Italy,a Brut sparkling and a nice-hefty loaf of bread sliced thick and charred, all worked really well together. Creamy, salty, crunchy, bubbly, hit all the senses... perfect 'chick' food... (sat and watch one of those tear-jerker movies, you know what I mean)
I have been wondering what, other than chocolates, would be the ideal pairings with Champagne for our hampers. We do, in fact, stock a champagne and strawberries cheese made by the Cheshire Cheese Company, so I am thinking that that is probably the best one to go for at the moment.
Any other ideas?