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.
Saturday, March 12 (12-4pm)
Featured Cheese: Cheddar
Forsyth: von Trapp Oma Raw Milk Cheese
Ballwin: von Trapp Oma Raw Milk Cheese
Rock Hill: von Trapp Oma Raw Milk Cheese
Extra info about von Trapp Oma
von Trapp Oma Raw Milk Cheese -- Oma has a soft, golden interior that, depending on age, ranges from thick and creamy to pudding-like, though never runny. This indulgent mouth-feel, coupled with its tender, palatable rind and balanced character remind us of the French Reblochon. It's flavor, too, is buttery and round with a reserved earthy aroma. Beverage friendly, especially with craft beers, and a suitable match for dried fruit or fig jam.read more
Wine: To match with this great new cheese we are going to pair a great Pinot Noir.
Forsyth: Mark West Pinot Noir
Ballwin: Mark West Pinot Noir
Rock Hill: Mark West Pinot Noir
Extra info about the wine
Mark West Pinot Noir
Mark West calls their Pinot == "Pinot for the People". It is a well made Pinot Noir for a bargain price and it actually tastes like Pinot Noir which does not happen much at this price.
Beer: To match von Trapp Oma we are going with a nice Barleywine..
Forsyth: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale
Ballwin: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale
Rock Hill: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale
Extra info about the beer
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot is an award winning example of the English Barley Wine style. It boasts a dense, fruity bouquet; an extremely rich, intense, bittersweet palate; and a deep, reddish-brown color. This ale is superbly balanced between an almost overpowering maltiness and a wonderfully bittersweet hoppiness.
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