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Perfect Cheese Pairings

The Lady taught a cheese training class in Portland recently and part of that training was pairing cheeses with food items.

Pairings are definitely subjective: if it tastes good together to you; then it’s a good pairing. Here are some our suggestions:

1. Formager d’Affinois with Harvest Song Apricot Preserves.

Wine: Champagne or Sparkling Wine.

Beer: Biere de Garde

2. Drunken Goat and Marcona Almonds

Wine: Merlot.

Beer: Pale Ale

3. Parrano and Dalmatian Fig Spread

Wine: Blended Red Wine.

Beer: Witbier.

4. Mon Sire Raclette with Cornichons

Wine: Chardonnay.

Beer: Gueuze.

5. Maple Leaf Monterey Jack with Quince Paste

Wine: Riesling.

Beer: Amber Lager.

6. Sartori Sarvecchio Parmesan with Pinot Grigio Salami

Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Beer: ESB.

7. MiFroma Cave-Aged Gruyere with Fig Almond Cake

Wine: Medium Red or Dry White.

Beer: Bock.

8. Maple Leaf Pepper Jack on a 34 Degree Natural Crispbread

Wine: Moscato.

Beer: Pale Ale.

9. Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue with Oregon Growers Honeycomb.

Wine: Tawney Port.

Beer: Pilsner.


Bon Appetit!!! 

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