Thursday, July 26, 2018

Recipe Thursday: A Classic Regional Pairing

This week we’re focusing on one of the most classic – and amazing – wine and food pairings of all time: wine and cheese. Not just any wine and cheese pairing, but those in which the wine and cheese come from the same geographic area. In fact, records dating back hundreds of years indicate that wine and cheese from the same locations have been served together for generations. Today, those pairings continue to thrive, as they have been perfected and passed down from generation to generation.

Photo: A Year in Fromage

Take for example Dôme de Vézelay, a cheese made from unpasteurized goat’s milk, originating from the town of Vézelay in Burgundy. It is a soft cheese with a creamy and unctuous texture. White wines from the same region, Vézelay, such as Domaine La Croix Montjoie Bourgogne Vézelay “L’Impatiente” – a tangy, bright and elegant wine made from 100 percent Chardonnay – make a perfect match for this type of fresh goat cheese. The acidity of the wine brings out the sharpness of the cheese, while the crispness of the wine also helps to cut through the cheese’s rich creaminess.

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