Page 10: Wine and cheese
If there were a match made in heaven, it wouldn’t be Adam and Eve – it would be wine and cheese. Paired correctly, this duo delivers an explosion of joy to the olfactory senses.
Introducing Markus Patz – the passionate and worldly host of our new Wine and Cheese Pairing classes, which are already proving mighty popular.
What makes wine and cheese pairing so special?
The pleasures of enjoying the taste sensations and the seemingly infinite opportunities of enhancing them. We put so much thought into the meals we prepare and the food and wine pairing, yet neglect the joys of matching wine and cheese. We ought to make it a highlight and celebrate it at every occasion!
Tell us about the Wine and Cheese Pairing classes.
The classes bring wine and cheese lovers together in a casual and interactive environment. Over two hours, we guide you through seven delicious wine and cheese pairings, talk about how to taste wine and cheese, and how to pair them. We give you the tools to ensure you can always get the wine and cheese match right, every time. You’ll never look at wine and cheese the same!
What is the core principle of wine and cheese pairing?
Keep tasting! Pay attention to the look, aromas, flavours and textures of the wine and cheese. Finally taste and taste again.
How do I find out more?
Visit www.winesociety.com.au/wine-events or call us on 1300 723 723!
Society Premium Selection Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Complex layers of cassis and dark berries combine with fine-grained tannins.
Cheese match: Healey’s Pyengana Cheddar. This cheddar has aromas of summer grass, herbs and honey. Together, this wine and cheese pair releases strong nutty flavours.
Society Premium Selection Margan Botrytis Semillon 2012 (375ml)
Hunter Valley, NSW
Marmalade, honey and dried fruit characters.
Cheese match: Vernieres’ Roquefort. This famous blue cheese has a real backbone of spice which, when paired with this dessert wine, cuts through the acidity, highlighting the sweetness of the cheese.
Society Directors’ Selection Chardonnay 2013
Hawke’s Bay, NZ
Rich aromas of toast and flint combine with butterscotch, cashew and stone fruit flavours.
Cheese match: Midnight Moon. Paired with this Chardonnay, the salt in this elegant aged goat’s milk cheese enhances the wine’s flavours. Both work in harmony with complex notes of nuts and stone fruits.