National Wine and Cheese Day was Saturday, July 25th!
Wine and cheese – another two things that get better with age! A classic combination that is delicious in itself or enjoyed as part of a party or meal.
Both are made out of simple ingredients – grapes and milk respectively, but are crafted into such distinct and varying flavors.
Wine and cheese pairings are traditionally from the same region. For example, the French Brie region is noted for its tannic wine varietals, and Beaujolais goes well with the Brie produced in the area. However, that doesn’t stop a sommelier or cheesemonger from making other recommendations to their clientele. Nowadays people are exploring options for the optimal combination!
Although regional preferences may take precedence in distinct areas, don’t hesitate to accept a sommelier’s suggestion. Sommeliers understand a developing palate. Through experience and skill, they guide those new to wine tasting through the basics.
In addition, sommeliers keep sophisticated wine lovers abridged of the latest varietals.
Equally important is the knowledge of the cheesemonger. They’ve developed a knowledge base beyond mold and yeast. Because cheese tops more than a burger or a salad, cheesemongers stay updated on the latest cooking and wine trends. Their highly developed palate leads cheese and wine lovers to the best pairings and satisfying results.
To celebrate, host a wine and cheese get together and offer different types of wines and cheeses to explore new combinations! Wine and cheese are perfect for an outdoor picnic, and as we know, outdoor picnics are a great way to socialize while still maintaining social distancing guidelines. So go ahead, celebrate with wine and cheese – you will be surprised as to what you like together!