Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Great Wine & Cheese Pairings

Mardi at the Eat. Live. Travel. Write. blog posted about her experiences with a tasting of cheeses and wines. It made me think of the many times we have done this and how wonderful it always turns out to be. Check it out at:

http://www.foodbuzz.com/blogs/2275393-all-you-need-is-cheese-and-wine
http://www.spotlighttoronto.com/site/index.php/event-salut2010-allyouneedischeese.html

In particular we have a favorite lunch when we are in VT. A cheese plate with crusty bread, fruit, multiple cheeses and some of our homemade wine. Whether it is after snowshoeing, yard cleanup or hanging out with friends, nothing is as much fun OR as tasty.

We often try to have a hard cheese like Parmesan, softer cheeses like aged cheddars and smooth cheeses like goat or brie. For fruit we have found berries and multiple kinds of apples are great matches. Bread can span a wide range from plain French bread to multi-grain with lots of tasty seeds and grains.

One of the best pairings we have discovered this way is Chavrie plain goat cheese and golden apples. When we pair with wines we often go with white and pink wines to try to pair well with the cheese and the fruit.

Wow, now I am hungry.

Cheers!

--Jason

2 comments:

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Thanks so much for the shoutout!!! I really enjoy cheese and wine and think it's prefect for pretty much any time of the day!!!

Jason Phelps said...

@Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite
You are quite welcome. Your post prompted me to organize our old favorite while on vacation to Seattle. We had it Wednesday and having just gotten home in the last 24 hours I haven't had time to write it up yet.

Jason