About Cheese & Wine Pairing
One marriage no one can object to is the mouthwatering combination of wine and cheese. Each is lovely on its own, but when you pair them together, it is as though sparks fly and magic can actually happen!
When it is a good pairing, the combination will start doing their perfect tango in the mouth. Be it tannic, light, sweet, or dry, you can bet there’s a wine out there for every cheese (even fondue!).
Wine and cheese are two of life’s greatest culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavour or even an adventure! As with any wine and food pairing, there are a number of considerations when you experiment on the same – such as texture, acidity, fat and tannin. Wine and cheese pairing possibilities are endless! To make things simpler for experimental pairings, bear in mind that cheeses can be divided into six categories: Fresh, Bloomy, Washed Rind, Semi-Soft, Hard & Blue.
As for the wines, it may be a White Wine Pairing, Red Wine Pairing or simply the Classic type of Pairing.
We pen below an effective and easy guideline on how one should start experimenting with wine and cheese pairings would be!
1. To pair wines and cheeses with equal intensity.
2. Bold red wines pair best with aged cheeses.
3. Match super funky cheeses with sweeter styles of wines.
4. Sparkling wines are incredible with soft, creamy type of cheeses.
5. Pair wines and cheeses from the same region or country
Lastly, when in doubt or clueless, you can drop us an enquiry on our website and we’d help you make the right choice!
Do look out for this column as we guide you through the basics, enhancing it with recommendations based on various types of cheeses and styles of wines, made available on our SUNNY island, saving you the hassle of travelling abroad, here at The Cellar Door!
Remember to watch closely on this column, you will be thrilled to know more than your peers and friends when it comes to organising a cheese & wine party!
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