If you are planning a holiday party, you may be interested in some of my favorite wine and cheese pairings.
Wine and goat cheese are a wonderful combination; I have included 3 goat cheese selections.
Take the cheese out of the refrigerator and unwrap the pieces to bring them to room temperature; this will fully develop their flavor. Present them on separate cheese boards or plates with one cheese knife for each variety. Displaying their names on a card near the board. Use glass domes for exceptionally fragrant, ripe cheeses so they don’t overwhelm the less fragrant selections.
Here they are:
Drunken Goat was a farmhouse accident. A wheel of chesse rolls into a barrel of wine and the rest is history. This semi-pasteurized goat cheese is from Spain’s Mediterranean Coast. It pairs with a smooth Spanish Red Tempranillo.
Truffle Tremor pasteurized goat cheese from Cypress Grove Creamery is made with black truffles. Pairs with a fruity Pinot Noir.
Thirty minutes before guests arrive, uncork the wine to give them time to aerate and develop their flavors and bouquets.
Add some grapes, olives, pears, cured meats, breads, crackers, plain almonds and cashews and dried fruits like figs, dates and apricots to your holiday table. Use your treasured holiday corkscrews and dishware!
Cover your dining room table with your favorite holiday table cloth. Make a fabulous holiday centerpiece with candlesticks: http://youtu.be/8aMRzDHYgb0. I prefer my crystal candlesticks with silver candles. Crank up the holiday music and enjoy the party.
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