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Blue Cheeses and Wine
Date of tasting: 06/03/2009
Location: Old School House, Tittensor
I bet nearly everyone has been to a ‘Cheese and Wine’ tasting before, and I bet that the majority of your experiences of cheese and wine have involved a rather random selection of hard, soft and blue cheeses eaten in various order and washed down with an equal assortment of random wines.
There is a reasoned argument that says that wine and cheese are not good bedfellows (take a look at wine writer Jancis Robinson’s article on the subject at www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/20061013_5 ) however even Jancis admits to the fact that drinking wine when eating cheese is a pleasurable pastime even if sometimes one or the other dominates.
So this gave us the idea for a series of tastings, where the type of cheese is central and the classic wine matches are put to the test. To keep this vaguely scientific we’ve divided the tastings into three separate tastings.
The third and final part of the Cheese Trilogy: ‘Blue Cheese’ will be held on Friday 6th March 2009, 7pm to 9pm and will feature the following cheese and wine matches:
Roquefort and Sauternes/Barsac or Monbazillac
Stilton and Port; Ruby or Tawny.
La Peral or Cabrales (if I can find any!) with Viognier
Blue D’Auvergne with the Red wines of Cahors or Pineau des Charentes
Gorgonzola Dulce with Maury or Moscato
This is going to be a ‘sticky’ one, but hopefully the power and acidity of the blue cheeses will win through.
If you’ve never enjoyed the ‘match made in heaven’ that is blue cheese and good sweet wine this is without doubt something that you must make room in your diary for.
As ever numbers are restricted to 35 maximum
Cost is £10 with £5 refundable against any purchase (of £5 or more) on the night.
To reserve tickets please do one of the following:
Call us 01782 372888
Call in for a ticket Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm
Click on the link below
As usual you must be 18 years of age to attend. Please also note that many of the cheeses will be made from unpasteurised milk.