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Oktoberfest Beers with Cheese

Germany's annual beer lover's blowout may wrap up in October, but the brews inspired by the famous festival will hit the spot throughout fall and winter. Savor them with a French complement of Ile de France Cheese for a truly international delight! Beer and cheese are delicious complements. Their common characteristics include earthy aromas and natural flavors ranging from smooth to strong. But the real treat of beer and cheese pairings comes from contrast. Beer's carbonation provides a zesty kick to the palette and allows the creaminess of Ile de France Cheeses to stand out.

Oktoberfest beers are especially delicious with our cheeses. Both are made using special recipes that feature traditional methods and ingredients. The most richly flavored Oktoberfest beers are generally the darkest. Savor them with stronger cheeses, like our creamy bleu cheese, St. Agur. Lighter colored beers are better with our milder, creamy fromages like Brie and Camembert. While pairing beer and cheese is simple, these suggestions are sure to you say an enthusiastic A votre santé! – French for cheers!

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest with Ile de France Goat Cheese
This amber brew with notes of chocolate and sweet malts tampers the tangy flavors of the Ile de France Goat Cheese, bring the cheese's fresh herb flavors to life.

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest with Ile de France Brie
Splendidly flavorful with creamy malts, smooth toffee notes and mild spices, this popular fall seasonal is divine with the ultra creamy Brie's delicate flavors.

Magic Hat Hex Ourtoberfest with Ile de France St. Agur
Brewed with cherrywood-smoked malts, this silky brew features cherry flavors and strong bitter hints. It goes down smooth and has just the right amount of sweetness to counter the saltiness of St. Agur beautifully.

Hofbräu Oktoberfest with Etorki
Made in a brewery in Munich, this beer is served at the actual Oktoberfest celebration in Germany. Easy drinking with crisp and slightly sweet flavors, try it with Etorki, a hard cheese that's smooth and subtle.