Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wine/Beer and Cheese Pairing #4

Week #4

New for 2011 at The Wine and Cheese Place

Join us each Saturday at our Cheese Counter and taste the weekly pick of a cheese paired with a wine and a beer*. Each Saturday we will feature a cheese in our award winning cheese department at all 3 TWCP locations and have a wine and beer to taste that we feel is a great match.

It will be fun and informal just come in for a taste at the Cheese Counter.

Pairing cheese with wine or beer is an age old excercise and everybody has an opinion. First of all, there are no wrong answers. It is all about what you like. There is no sense in buying a cheese that you don't like because "an expert" said that it is the best match. The perfect match is the wine/beer you like and the cheese you like! But we will hope to give you a few guidelines and ideas to start your journey through the matching process. Join us each week for a new match.

Saturday, February 19 (12-4pm)
Featured Cheese:

Forsyth: Appalachian from Virginia
Ballwin: Appalachian from Virginia
Rock Hill:
Appalachian from Virginia

Meadow Creek Dairy is an American Artisan producer from Virginia that brings us the great Appalachian cheese which is modeled after the famous Tomme de Savoie. This American cheese is made from raw milk -- read more about the cheese

Wine: To match with the Appalachian we are going with one of our favorite whites. A good general rule about pairing is to match a wine and a cheese that are produced in the same area. They tend to match well. Since the cheese is a "Tomme de Savoie" style, we will pair it with a wine from Savoie
Forsyth: Boniface Apremont Vin du Savoie
Ballwin: Boniface Apremont Vin du Savoie
Rock Hill: Boniface Apremont Vin du Savoie

Extra info about the wine
2009 Pierre Boniface Vin Savoie Apremont...$15.99
This wine is produced on the French side of the Alps right across from Switzerland. "This light, crisp, dry white from the French Alps is pure and vibrant. It brings to mind a Granny Smith apple with a touch of honeysuckle. Serve as an aperitif or an accompaniment to lighter fish and poultry dishes." -- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Beer: To match with Appalachian we are going with a classic beer - Duvel from Belgium
Forsyth: Duvel Golden Ale
Ballwin: Duvel Golden Ale
Rock Hill: Duvel Golden Ale

Extra info about the beer
Duvel Belgian Golden Ale
"Four generations of the Moortgat family have brought together Pilsner malts, Bohemian hops, and a unique yeast strain to create this intense, aromatic and beguiling ale."
Rated 99 on RateBeer

*This will be in addition to our normal wine tastings at the stores.

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