After taking my degree from the wine classes I have been following for an entire semester I don’t believe myself to be an expert in wine consumption, but an amateur who likes to taste the unexpected. Our professor, a 35-years wine manufacturer, was a very knowledgeable individual who managed to introduce a course of fourteen individuals to the proper wine drinking and the differences you should be aware of when tasting a new bottle of wine and tasting cheese. From the very first lesson, he served as wine and cheeses so as to familiarize us with the pairing of two ingredients that go so well together. In fact, as he encouraged, any season is appropriate for a wine and cheese party, particularly at this time of year at which the need for a fast yet festive food and wine pairing is in order. But I was wondering which kind of cheese should I serve with which wine?
If you’ve had the painful experience of attending the pairings of the uninformed and well planned, you know that boxed wine does not lend itself to a satisfying experience, even with these American cheese slices. In the chemical additive contest, it would be tough to determine, in fact, which one of these produced that post-party headache. To begin with, both are products of fermentation-wine is fermented grape juice and cheese is made from fermented milk. Second, both can express”terroir,” or the flavor of the place from which they come-wine expresses the roots of grapevines, while cheese the milk of animals. If one adds their mutual ease of preparation, wine and cheese really go hand in hand -one hand holding the wine glass and the other the bit of cheese to accompany it.
However, not all wines go with cheeses. Due to their unique strong taste, cheeses distinct considerably and cannot be combined with any sort of wine. The best way to get the feel will be to explore the feeling of mixing the two foods yourself. In fact, as our professor supported,”it’s a veritable and delightful education for your mouth’s palate.” While he told us that Sauvignon Blanc is usually selected to accompany cheese, he firmly supported that the best wines for this sort of combination are the ones which are mild and fruity. Finally, I advice you to choose crisper and fruiter wines for white fresh cheese. Ultimately the classic combination of Champagne and brie can always appear on your desk.
Remember that the key to successful events is variety. Offering a wide range of both wines and cheeses will make your guest feel special and your party successful, interesting and fun.