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, March 19 (12-4pm)
Featured Cheese: Manchego
Rock Hill: Manchego
Extra info about Manchego
Manchego is made from Sheep's milk cheese from the La Mancha area of Spain. It is one of our best selling cheeses in the store. It has a great texture, a distinctive flavor, but not strong.
Wine: To match with this Manchego we are going to use a fruity red from its homeland..
Forsyth: Montebuena Rioja
Ballwin: Montebuena Rioja
Rock Hill: Montebuena Rioja
Extra info about the wine
"The 2009 Montebuena is 100% Tempranillo. Dark ruby-colored, it offers an appealing perfume of spice box, leather, tobacco, and blackberry. On the palate it is packed with ripe fruit, has outstanding concentration, and impeccable balance. It is a great bargain that offers a sneak preview of the great 2009 vintage in Rioja and northern Spain in general. It should drink well for 6-8 years. " -- Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate
Beer: To match with Manchego, we are going to use a Pilsner..
Forsyth: Schlafly Pilsner
Ballwin: Schlafly Pilsner
Rock Hill: Schlafly Pilsner
Extra info about the beer
Schlafly Pilsner: St. Louis' own Schlafly makes one of the best craft Pilsners. It is often overlooked when thinking of a great Pilsner.