Update: The Foodie Guide to Pairing Wine & Cheese

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!

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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with occasional posts about other northwest wine regions (Oregon and B.C.), California, ANZ and Bordeaux. A former national journalist in Canada, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”

2 thoughts on “Update: The Foodie Guide to Pairing Wine & Cheese

  1. 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. 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!

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