New for 2011 at The Wine and Cheese Place
Join us each Saturday at our Cheese Counter and taste the weekly pick of a cheese paired with a wine and a beer*. Each Saturday we will feature a cheese in our award winning cheese department at all 3 TWCP locations and have a wine and beer to taste that we feel is a great match.
It will be fun and informal just come in for a taste at the Cheese Counter.
Pairing cheese with wine or beer is an age old excercise and everybody has an opinion. First of all, there are no wrong answers. It is all about what you like. There is no sense in buying a cheese that you don't like because "an expert" said that it is the best match. The perfect match is the wine/beer you like and the cheese you like! But we will hope to give you a few guidelines and ideas to start your journey through the matching process. Join us each week for a new match.
Starting this Saturday....
Saturday, January 29 (12-4pm)
Featured Cheese: 4 Year Old Gouda
The 4 year old Gouda has a caramelized sweet and very intense flavor that is countered by those crunchy salt deposits. The texture resembles Parmesan and this 4 year old can also be grated, but it works great as a table cheese.
To match the sweetness and intense flavor, we are going to match it with:
Wine: a big and lush Petite Sirah.
Forsyth: Pennywise Petite Sirah - click to read more
Ballwin: Bogle Petite Sirah
Rock Hill: Bogle Petite Sirah
Beer: we are going to match it with a malty Porter
Forsyth: Founders Porter
Ballwin: Founders Porter
Rock Hill: Founders Porter
Extra info about the beer
Founders Porter.....$8.49 / 6pk
Rated 100 on RateBeer
Currently the #2 best Porter in the world on RateBeer
"Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter." -- Founders
*This will be in addition to our normal wine tastings at the stores.