Ten Wine & Cheese Pairings That’ll Make You A Believer
Wine and Cheese is a term that refers not just to pairing but a celebrated culture with a steeped history and delicious results and if you still haven’t bought into it, here’s ten fab pairings that will make you a believer
Wine and Cheese is a thing. For real. It’s not just one of those high end ruses that luxury brands use as an excuse of an event to peddle their overpriced stuff. Wine and cheese is a culinary ritual with a long, credible history and while the outsider might wonder why there’s more fuss concentrated on this one pairing when wine and food pairing ideas are infinite, wine and cheese has its special place. For starters some of the world’s finest wines and cheeses come from France, Italy and Spain. So it’s not entirely possible to shake off the yoke of being fancy, wine and cheese is a delicious exploration of flavours. Some sharp and stinky cheeses can seem like an assault on the senses but make it vinous pairing and those funky cheeses start tasting pretty good. There’s a long history and compellingly good reason why these two European originals make each other better. Wine teems with intense flavours while cheese has a good amount of fat content. The interplay between wine’s flavours and cheese’s texture is where the secret of this culinary pleasure resides. It’s scientifically legit that cheese enhances the palate’s ability to discern the wine’s copious flavour and appreciate acidity while tempering sharp tannins and astringent tones in red wines.
Wine and cheese pairing much like wine and food pairing can be much easier and always sumptuous if you keep a few thumb rules in mind. Be sure to pair wines and cheeses that have the same intensity of flavour. When you’ve got yourself some full bodied reds, then opt for aged cheese. If your cheese is a quite the bit on the stinkier side, then open an off dry or straight up sweet wine – the wine’s sweetness softens the pungent flavours and makes the cheese rather creamy. Soft cheeses are a safe bet with sparkling wines. And while these plenty more of these inputs to ponder, you can skip all of the above if you prefer because we’ve lined up ten sinful wine and cheese pairings that go above and beyond on proving just why wine and cheese is a pairing decision you’ll never regret.