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General Cheese & Wine Pairing Guidelines
We carry over 30 types of imported and domestic cheese with an
emphasis on artisanal cheesemakers. New cheeses arrive every week.
Feel free to ask questions or for suggestions.
If you are curious about a cheese, we can give you a taste before you buy.
There are many different cheeses and wines, so here is a general guideline on pairing. It, also, depends on personal preference.
Young Milky Cheeses --- Light, Young, and Fruity Wine, White or Red like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir
Strong Flavored cheeses --- Young Robust Red Wine
Aged Mellow Cheeses --- Older Robust Wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel
Soft Ripened Cheeses --- Full Flavored Chardonnays
Soft, Rich Cheese, Taste not Overpowering --- Older Fine Wines
Intense, Complex Blues --- Sweet Dessert Wines like Port or Sauternes
Source The Cheese Lover’s Cookbook & Guide by Paula Lambert
It is ideal to store your cheese in the vegetable drawer in your refrigerator.
Since it is alive, let it breathe.
Fresh Cheese will last a week or two while hard cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano will keep for one to two mouths
It is always best to serve cheese at room temperature for the best flavor, texture, and aroma. Remove it from the cheese wrap and allow to come up to room temperature for thirty minutes to one hour before enjoying.
Cheeses can be served with various items; besides our handcrafted, hearth baked breads, serve it with dried or seasonal fresh fruit, nuts, honey, olives, cured meats, and crackers.
Cheddar or Cheddar like
Seascape or Holey Cow
Pt. Reyes Blue
Chevre such as Redwood Hill Crottin
Brie de Nangis
Delice de Bourgogne
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