Last Friday’s activity, we combined the two most delicious things, wine and cheese!
Wine and cheese tasting is a delightful culinary experience that brings together two of the most beloved indulgences of food lovers everywhere. It is an art form that has been perfected over centuries and involves the careful pairing of various types of cheese with the perfect wine.
Wine tasting is a refined art that involves the careful examination of wine’s taste, aroma, and texture. A good wine taster can detect the subtle nuances of different grapes, vineyards, and production techniques that go into making a particular bottle. Similarly, cheese tasting is an art form that involves carefully examining cheese’s flavor, texture, and aroma.
One of the best ways to enjoy wine and cheese pairing is to host a tasting party. And that is exactly what we did here at Lexis English Noosa! There’s no better way to end the week than socializing with friends and sipping on some cold beverages.
We started by selecting a variety of cheeses and wines that represent different regions, styles, and flavors. We had a mix of red and white wines and a range of cheese textures and flavor to suit each.
Our pairings were:
Whipsers Champagne with baby Swiss cheese
Baby Swiss is a mild, buttery and smooth cheese that pairs perfectly with champagne. The sweet, nutty flavouring gives a great striking contrast with fruity variants of fizzy and sparkling champagne.
Bulloak Rose and Mild Cheddar
A mild cheddar pairs perfectly with a nice, light rose as the flavours are subtle. Some mild cheddar can be quite grassy so it is delicious with a light-fruity wine that won’t overpower the delicate flavours of mild cheddar.
Lana’s Bike Sauvignon Blanc and Goat Cheese
Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and citrusy so fresh goats cheese goes great with it. The zippy acidity in the wine matches the acidity in the cheese. The combination of Sauvignon Blanc and goats cheese is fresh and invigorating.
Yellow Tail Pinot Noir with Gouda
Smoked Gouda goes best with a spicier wine such as Pinot Noir. The red wine won’t be too overwhelming, especially for the salty, nutty Gouda choices. A young Pinot Noir’s fruity undertones complement the cheese and its low tannin and moderate acidity makes this an ideal pairing choice.
Although the students enjoyed each different type of wine and cheese paired together, the Champagne and Cheddar were the clear individual favourites.
It was a lovely afternoon and a perfect opportunity for the students to chat and meet new people. We had some great conversations and a lot of laughs!
Overall, the wine and cheese tasting was a success and the students loved the relaxed vibe before heading into the weekend!
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