guess what every sunday from here on forth ! Amici Heliopolis will embrace the age old tradition of Wine & Cheese !
so i asked myself Why do wine and cheese go so well together and then i came across this blog post
The connection between cheese and wine is that the bitter aftertaste in wine is somehow balanced by high protein, high fat foods, ergo cheese. The two taste so good together and even those who do not know anything about tannin seem to think that the saltiness in cheese is what does it for the tannin. Of course now the question begs which wine and cheese combination?
There is no hard and fast rule since you may actually like the taste of a not recommended combo, if it works for you why not? However there is a general guide to help you get on your way. For starters, soft cheeses such as mozzarella, goat and feta are better complemented with a Chianti, Bordeaux, Champagne or a Beaujolais. Semi-hard cheeses such as Cheddar, Gouda, Chesire and Danish Blue and semi-soft cheeses like Baby Swiss, Fontina and Morbier can be served with practically the same type of wines. Consider serving Chardonnay, Champagne or Riesling with these cheeses and enjoy the combination of flavors.
Hard cheeses have a wide variety of wines to choose from including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chianti, Dark Beer, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir and even Tawny Port to name just a few. Some wines can be combined with a variety of hard and soft cheeses so it makes it easy when you are entertaining and serving a variety of cheeses. It is always advisable to shop for the wine with the cheese in mind and vice versa. Salut!