Saturday, May 21, 2011

How to pair cheese with wine for your next party

I like wine & cheese parties. I think they're chic. I was glad to get this brochure from President Cheese about pairing the two perfectly. Here are some tips:

Camembert is characterized for being rich and creamy inside, with earthy mushroom flavors, and an edible white rind. It pairs with red wines like Bordeaux, Gamay and Pinot Noir.

Brie is deliciously buttery and creamy, with a snow-white edible rind. It's perfect with red wines (like the ones I named above) as well as white wines like Chardonnay and Champagne.

Emmenthal has a unique nutty taste and good aroma. It goes well with reds like Cotes du Rhone and Bordeaux

When having your cheese party, remember to take out your cheeses from the ref 30 minutes before serving.

Choose plain breads like plain crackers, breadsticks and baguettes.

Likewise, choose appropriate accompaniments like olives, fruit chutneys, cured meats and sliced fresh fruits.

Bon appetit!