Garlic & Pepper
Brie Cheese

Petite Garlic & Pepper is the perfect marriage of French tradition and California vision. Inspired by the recipe for a beloved fresh cheese made in France’s Auvergne region, we’ve enhanced our award-winning Triple Crème Brie with garlic and cracked pepper for a decadently savory experience. The rich creamy texture and buttery flavor of the Triple Crème Brie bring balance to the earthy garlic and spicy pepper for flavor-forward wheels that are enticingly aromatic.

Petite Garlic & Pepper is the latest addition to our collection of 4oz Petite Classics. Small, yet mighty, these small-but-full wheels are crafted to delight every taste bud. The Petite Classics Collection is true to our California-crafted, French-inspired roots, with a variety that pays tribute to both old and new worlds. These versatile 4oz wheels are made in small batches using only the freshest local milk and cultures that coax a distinct Northern California flavor into every wheel. Their convenient size and deliciously bold flavor create small moments of authentic pleasure.

Size: 4 oz
Ingredients: Cultured Pasteurized Cow’s Milk, Pasteurized Cream, Peppercorns, Garlic, Salt, Microbial Enzymes.

Tasting Notes

Marin French Cheese Co.’s Petite Garlic & Pepper is aromatic and flavor-forward, but that doesn't mean that it won't play well with others. You can enhance the cheese's savory quality by leaning into salty or pickled pairings, or complement with sweet honey or tart fruits and jams for balance. The earthy garlic and piquant pepper give this small format triple crème brie a comforting quality, making it the perfect ingredient for classic dishes like fondue, mashed potatoes, and other cheesy casseroles.

  • Wine

    Since Petite Garlic & Pepper shines with a little bit of sweetness, our top choice of wine pairing is a dry Riesling. Very food-friendly, this aromatic varietal can stand up to the savory strength of garlic and pepper, complement it with a little stone fruit sweetness, and clear the palate with refreshing acidity.

  • Beer

    As a cheese inspired by a unique French recipe, we love to serve Petite Garlic & Pepper with a French-style cider (Cidre). Light, fruity, and floral, these ciders can stand up to the rich cheese, but they never steal the show.

  • Cheeseboard Favorites

    Petite Garlic & Pepper is a little cheese with a big flavor, wonderful for a curated cheeseboard. The strong savory flavors taste great alongside pickled items, so you can go classic with Cornichons or olives, or get creative with carrots and asparagus spears. Candied or roasted nuts will provide crunchy balance, as will tart fruit flavors like dried cranberries or cherry jam.

  • Staff Picks

    When our team gathered to try Petite Garlic & Pepper with a number of accompaniments, we were blown away by one of the simplest offerings: local honey. A crusty baguette, a thick slice of cheese, and a drizzle of honey are all you need for a true moment of authentic pleasure.

Recipe Suggestions

With the familiar flavors of garlic & pepper, the culinary options for this cheese are endless. Lean into warm and comforting dishes like raclette, baked and scalloped potatoes, or a super savory grilled cheese. Looking for a delicious yet elevated culinary activity? We recommend you have some fun with our Petite Garlic & Pepper Brie Fondue!

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