We had the pleasure of visiting Dylan and Llinos at Gwin dylanwad Wine in Dolgellau to pair our cheese with their wonderful selection of wines.
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When you think about ‘cheese and wine’ you probably instantly think of Red wine, but this isn’t always the best wine option for cheese.
We decided to pair up our cheese with some of their wine, here’s the result:
Mild Cheddar and Caerphilly paired with Sauvignon Blanc
The dry white wine matches the acidity of the Caerphilly and the creaminess of the mild but doesn’t overwhelm the taste
The slight acidity of the rose cuts through the cheese but doesn’t kill the flavour of the Double Gloucester. Red Leicester has a slightly nuttier flavour but the rose is strong enough to match
Caerphilly & Cranberries paired with Beaujolais
The Powerful sweet cheese with a slight sourness from the Cranberries complemented the light, fruity Beaujolais. The Sweetness of both the cheese and wine match beautifully
Cavern Aged Cheddar paired with Tawny Port
The Sweetness of the Tawny Port matched the rich, ripe and ready creamy cheddar
Vintage Cheddar paired with Bordeaux
The Sharpness of the Vintage cheddar paired well with the soft, easy drinking creamy claret
Mature Cheddar paired with Bordeaux
The sweet, soft dark fruit matches the creaminess of the Mature cheddar
Vintage Cheddar with Leeks paired with Merlot
We initially tried the Beaujolais with the Vintage cheddar and leeks but found that it was overpowered by the cheese. The Merlot was a stronger, sweeter match that complemented the powerful cheese perfectly.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our cheese and wine tasting,
let me know if you want to see any more tastings e.g. biscuits, cider etc.