Posts Tagged ‘Beer’

It’s Time for Fall Beers (and Cheese!)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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Fall seasonal beers – which are more flavorful and substantial compared to lighter summer beer – are getting more and more popular.

Traditionally, one of the best complements for any beer is a nice flavorful cheese, and that’s especially true with robust fall seasonal beers. They naturally taste great together!

They complement each other because they share some common characteristics in both aroma and flavor. The carbonation in beer lifts the palate and brings out many nuances in cheeses.

So before savoring an invigorating fall seasonal beer and cheese pairing let’s think how can we combine them. First and foremost use your own personal preference whether you are cooking with cheese or just savoring alone.

Try pairing complex beers with complex cheeses. You can also try and make a perfect match or play around and make subtle contrasts. For instance, delicious and bold Pumpkin beer makes a perfect match with bleu cheese, such as Roquefort or Bleu d’Auvergne – the saltiness of the cheese is an excellent contrast to the sweet notes of the pumpkin beer.

Check out our fall seasonal beers and cheese guide for more interesting ideas about beer and cheese pairings.

Have a cheese-loving dad?

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

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Father’s Day coming closer – do you know what to get for your dad?

If you’re dad loves cheese, a gourmet cheese basket will be the perfect gift. To make the perfect gift basket, we’ve collected some tips for you:

Create variety: You should choose from your dad’s favorite cheeses! Don’t pick a cheese twice – you can easily add further variation by including cheeses with different texture and from different milk types: goat, cow and sheep’s.

Choose the right size: Gift baskets look best if they are overflowing.

Pick matching accompaniments: Cheese can be enjoyed with a variety of food & beverages! Pick a bottle of your dad’s favorite beer or wine and add some crackers, baguettes, fruits, preserves or sausages! It’s best to pick the same number of accompaniments as cheeses.

Follow these tips and your cheese basket gift is sure to be a hit with dad.

Cheese around the web

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

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Join us each week for a look at the latest gourmet cheese news from across the web! This week; a wine trail, cheese course essentials, Father’s Day cheese treat and frozen gourmet food.

- The Mountain Road Wine Experience via mountainroadwineexperience.com Take this wine & cheese trail for your gourmet indulgence.

- Cheese Course Essentials via centsationalgirl.com Learn more about the secrets to serving a perfect cheese course.

- Beer, Cheese and Chocolate on Father’s Day via aboutmyarea.co.uk Bring Dad along to sample beer, cheese and chocolate at Calke for a father’s Day treat.

- N-ICE Frozen Gourmet Food via eatoutmagazine.co.uk From herbs to steak and legs of lamb – everything served within this gourmet restaurant will be frozen