So you are hosting a fabulous holiday party and you are racking your brain to come up with something classy and elegant to serve your guests. Why not incorporate a Wine and Cheese Table? You can’t go wrong! We often host Wine and Cheese parties and have just this once, decided to share some secrets:) Here are some suggestions..
La Sauvagine ~ Moist, Supple Rind, a Soft Ivory Body, Hints of Hazelnut, Mushroom and Butter ~ Quebec, Canada
Pairing ~ Sileni ‘The Plateau’ Pinot Noir (New Zealand)
or Louis Jadot Bourgogne Pinot Noir (France — Burgundy)
Cave Aged Gruyere ~ Firm Cheese with a Smooth, Nutty Flavour ~ Fribourg, Western French speaking area of Switzerland
Pairing ~ Cave Springs Riesling Off Dry (Ontario)
Chaumes ~ Smooth, Creamy Cheese with a Tangerine-Orange Soft Rind and a Full Bodied Taste ~ Périgord, France
Pairing ~ Domaine Ste Michelle Cuvee Brut or Nuit St. George (Nuits Saint Georges, Prémeaux)
Applewood Smoked Cheddar ~ A Semi Firm Cheese with a Smoky Flavour and a Hint of Apple ~ Ontario, Canada
Pairing ~ Montecillo Reserva (Spain) or
MALIVOIRE GUILTY MEN RED (Ontario)
Bleu D’auvergne ~ A Spicy Blue Cheese with the Flavour of Wild Flowers and Melted Butter~ Auvergne, France
Pairing ~ Domaines Schlumberger Kessler Reisling (Alsace, France)
When we host a Wine and Cheese party, our resident wine expert hosts the station, serving wine and offering helpful discussion on flavours enhanced by each pairing. We have great fun with this. You should try it!