The past five years has seen a huge increase in gourmands interest
in boutique beers. Where once we relished the wine tasting
circuits , we are now very keen to taste the latest in boutique
So why not match beers with cheeses? This can be great fun and
create a novel twist to your next dinner party. As a partner with
cheese, beer rarely lets us down.
So how do you go about matching your favourite beers with a cheese?
There are two things that you can do: First, you can choose to be
very specific about the process and carefully pair the flavours in
a particular type of beer with a specific type of cheese. Or, you
can simply buy a few “safe” cheeses that are generally friendly to
all types of beer- cheeses such as Manchegos , goudas, or cheddars.
Aged Manchegos such as the Grandvewe La Mancha have complex buttery
caramel flavours often described generally as caramelized or
toffee-like. Because of this beer pairs particularly well with it.
The flavours of beer – earthy, yeasty, musty, fruity, rich, and
floral taste coincide in such a way that wine and cheese cannot.
If you think about the type of cheese you want to pair with beer,
start with the cheese flavours first and think about which beer
will compliment it. For example, a camembert or brie would pair
nicely with a light lager style whereas a blue cheese would pair
best with a rich chocolate flavoured Guiness.
But the most important point to remember is simple to ENJOY!!
Keep being ewenique!