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Tips for Perfect Cheese Pairings
Wine tips too!
-The Betty Editors
Jarlsberg A semi-soft cow’s milk cheese with mild nutty-sweet flavor and characteristic large holes. America’s most popular specialty cheese.
Pair with delicate sweet Chenin Blanc with pleasant honey-pear finish, crisp Sauvignon Blanc or Gewurztraminer. Earthy dark-fruity Chinon, soft Merlot or medium-bodied Malbec.
In a quesadilla (applewood smoked bacon, mushroom & Jarlsberg)
A fondue for dipping mini meatballs and assorted crudite
Pair with plums & apricots, grapes, apple, ham, black, dark or rye breads, toasted nuts
Woolrich Dairy Triple Crème Goat Brie
Soft, buttery and creamy, with tangy finish, Woolwich Dairy’s award-winning goat brie is luscious. Woolwich also produces ultra fresh Chevrai, gourmet-topped varieties, goat cheddar, feta and mozzarella, all delicious alternatives for the lactose sensitive.
Pair with citrus-y Chardonnay, crisp Sauvignon Blanc, delicate Riesling or Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Pinot Grigio. Cabernet Sauvignon with big round blackberry/mocha flavors & spicy finish, Pinot Noir or red Burgundy.
Melt on baguette & top with strawberry preserves, honey crème or fresh grilled figs & arugula
Bake in puff pastry or drizzle with honey and sprinkle with chopped pistachios
Pair with sliced mango, black or pumpernickel breads, toasted nuts and fruit paste
Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs
Made with cow’s milk and cream, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley and chives, Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs is an ideal blend of fresh and herbaceous with spark of garlic. Also comes in a zesty Pepper, Shallot & Chive and new Garlic & Roasted Red Pepper.
All Boursin varieties pair perfectly with delicate, extra dry sparkling whites, crisp Chardonnay, Alsace and Gewürztraminers. Garlic & Fine Herbs is also a fine accompaniment to Chenin Blanc. Soft, lighter Pinot Noir or Beaujolais reds work nicely, too.
Serve on a fresh baguette slice, crostini or flat bread
Stuff into cherry tomatoes, spread on cucumber rounds or endive, sprinkle with sprouts or toasted crushed nuts
Bake in potato skins, smear on rib steak or hot roast beef sandwich (sliders)
Garcia Baquero Gran Maestre Manchego
A “best in its category” at 2008 World Cheese Awards, this sheep’s milk cheese from La Mancha has a slightly piquant-nutty flavor with hint of salt.
Pair with big bold full-bodied Spanish reds like Rioja or Tempranillo, crisp floral white Verdejo or Chardonnay, dry Rose, sparkling wines or chilled Sangria.
Serve with marinated olives
Pair with thinly sliced chorizo
Try with quince paste and Marcona almonds