Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wine Merchant Cheese Class June 2014

This month's cheese class theme was Italy, and like wine, is also my second favorite after France.

I was a little overwhelmed by the powerful six pairings of wine, and I had to eat quite a bit of bread so that I could drive after the class...luckily the cheese was able to stand up to the wine as well.

My favorites had to be the first couple since I love the highly acide, creamy cheeses: Tenerone (Goat's milk) and Pina Brigante (Sheep's milk).

Although, the Taleggio had an awesome flavor and was perfectly paired up with teh 2009 Podernuovo IGT "Therra" from Tuscan region, aka a "Super Tuscan".

And I should have know that the rich and intense Amarone would pair up well with a blue cheese.

Italian cheese plate

The Wine Merchant =

Photos by Patience Scanlon

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