Unique holiday cheese pairings
It's the holiday season and you can please your friends and family by incorporating unique cheese pairings into your next gathering.
April Robson, Local Blogger from A. Liz Adventures, stopped by WBTV News Sunday Morning to break down a few pairings you'll want to recreate.
Beer and Cheese Pairings
Lagers and pilseners: pair well with a nutty, buttery cheeses such as a Gouda like Parrano
Wheat beers: pair the best with goat cheese. The fuller the character in the wheat beer, the more pungent you can go with your goat cheese.
Low-hop, milder beers pair well with an aged, nutty Gouda Stouts are known for the bitterness and roasted flavors.
Stouts are mellowed by semihard cow's-milk cheese such as aged American Cheddar. Saisons: are bright, citrusy, and slightly tangy. These flavors complement the flavors in a triple cream cheese that are typically smooth, rich and creamy with a hint of sweet grassiness.
Apple and Cheese Pairings
Cameo apples are nutty with sweet undertones and a tender skin that snaps cleanly to the bite. They pair perfectly with the alluring nutty flavor of Parrano cheese
Cameo apples are believed to be a cross between Red and Golden Delicious apples, since Caudle was growing both varieties nearby at that time.
Fuji apples are crisp with a sugary-sweet flavor that resembles that of freshly pressed apple juice.
Fuji apples are a cross between two classic American apple varieties - Red Delicious and Virginia Ralls Janet.
Fuji apples contain between 15 to 18 percent sugar levels, making them one of the sweetest varieties available.
Pair with an aged gouda made with raw milk for a sweet, tangy flavor.
Braeburn apples have a robust spicy-sweet flavor with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon.
Pairs well with a spiced gouda with ingredients like pepper, cumin, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon.
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