Update: The Foodie Guide to Pairing Wine & Cheese

3:12 pm Wine

On Nov. 30, guest blogger Sara Kahn, founder of The Cheese Ambassador, wrote a post here called The Foodie Guide to Pairing Wine & Cheese. As I mentioned at the time, not only was Sara kind enough to offer her recommendations for wine and cheese pairings to our readers, she also offered to send us a cheese sample.

I’m happy to report that Cheese Ambassador’s American Artisanal Collection arrived, and we have now tasted three types of hand-crafted cheese. All I can say is wow! Oh, okay, of course I’ll say more!

Over a few days, Dave and I nibbled our way through aged Gouda from central Wisconsin, 3-year-old Cheddar from Pennsylvania and cave-aged Blue from southern Minnesota. This trio of cheeses featured completely different textures and flavors and, naturally, we paired each of them with wine from Washington state. What a taste sensation! Wow!

I highly recommend that if you love cheese, like I do, please look at The Cheese Ambassador‘s website. In addition to the American Artisanal Collection, there’s also a Mediterranean Cheese Course Collection with Tipsy Goat cheese from Spain, Port Salut from France and Piave from Italy.

And each cheese collection includes tasting notes, food & beverage recommendations and serving tips — which makes these collections excellent for entertaining guests or as a unique gift. And if you shop now, there’s 25% off a $50 purchase.

Cheese and wine – mmmmm!

Cheers!

2 Responses
  1. David Topper :

    Date: December 26, 2009 @ 11:30 am

    The more I taste fine cheese, the more I crave. Pairing wine with cheese can be a challenge but with some experienced advice, the match can be heavenly.

    We published a few podcasts on the topic that you and your fans may be interested in:

    http://goosecross.com/2009/10/a-cheese-plate-to-serve-with-wine/

    http://goosecross.com/2009/12/nvwr-96-sherry-page-visits-raymond-co-cheesemongers/

    http://goosecross.com/2009/05/nvwr-85-the-oxbow-cheese-merchant-talks-cheese-and-wine/

    http://goosecross.com/2007/04/nvwr-39-barrie-lynn-the-cheese-impresario/

    And a blog post here:

    http://goosecross.com/2007/09/q-what-to-serve-at-a-wine-and-cheese-party/

    Happy Holidays to all!

    David
    Goosecross Cellars
    Yountville, Napa Valley

  2. writeforwine :

    Date: January 10, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

    Thanks David. This is really good resource and I encourage all readers of this blog to check out those links and other information on your expansive website!
    Cheers!