I love wine! I'm one of "those" people who like certain wines with certain foods. I'm into reds and I'm curious about where they come from and how they are made. I like vineyards and listening to the history behind them! With that in mind and glass in hand, I thought it would be fun to tap our wine buddies over at Dancing Birds for some of their favorite wine selections!
Dancing Birds Pick: Cabernet Sauvignon with Gouda and Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Have you ever wondered why cheese pairs so well with wine?
Often times the fattiness in cheese helps break down the tannins in the wine and you would want those intensities to match. Think about this: if you are enjoying a slice of sharp cheddar cheese you will want to something bold that would not overwhelm the flavor of the cheese but instead will enhance it. The deep cherry, blackberry and chocolate aromas of a bold Cabernet Sauvignon pairs so well with aged cheeses that it will leave you with a satisfying and elegant finish.
Whole wheat Ritz crackers with Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Gouda
Dancing Birds Pick: Prosecco with Goat Cheese
If you are looking for a smooth and creamy and rich in texture only, try a Chèvre Goat
Cheese. Chèvre is luscious in fat but lower in fat than cow’s milk if you are looking to watch those calories and it pairs well with Prosecco. The bubbles of the wine cut through the fat and allow you to taste more cheese than wine. The delicious hints of green apple, honeydew and pears give Prosecco that tart, crisp yet refreshing taste and long finish. It’s a great combination! Olive oil and sea salt crackers with Chèvre zesty citrus and honey goat cheese, sliced almonds with honey drizzle.Most importantly weather you are a bold red or light bodied white our suggested picks are sure to satisfy you and have you craving for more!
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