Traditionally the domain of red wine or port, in recent years the wine rules around the cheese course have relaxed.
I recently started making cheese at home and that’s certainly ensured that Russell and I have been stepping outside the traditional matches to try new flavours together. I really enjoy making our cheese, and would encourage you to have a go. If you’re going to give it a try you’ll need a good source of raw milk, I use this milk.
Our Two Tails Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc loves the saltiness of my home made feta. Feta is one of the easiest cheeses to make at home. It’s also a great choice for summer, especially if you’re growing your own tomatoes, basil and cucumbers. There’s nothing quite like a tomato that’s warmed in the sun through the day and picked off the vine for supper.
Other cheeses to consider as a good match for Sauvignon Blanc include Brie, Cheddar, and goat’s cheese.
Buy your Sauvignon Blanc HERE, (delivered free throughout New Zealand).
If you’re drinking Two Tails Marlborough Pinot Gris consider mild or nutty cheeses Halloumi, Mozzarella, Edam and Gouda all work well.
Buy your Pinot Gris HERE, (delivered free throughout New Zealand).
The makings of a great cheeseboard.
Don’t forget all the delicious morsels that make your cheeseboard a stand out platter for your guests.
Fruit: Fresh or dried fruit or berries make your cheeseboard look pretty as well as bridging the gap between the wine and the cheese. If your guests pop in impromptu always have a good fruit chutney in the larder so you can whip something together.
Nuts: Use almonds, pistachios and hazelnuts, especially if you’re serving a good nutty cheese, these will enhance the flavour even more.
Breads and Crackers: We love fresh crusty bread with our cheeseboard, but once again for your impromptu guests always keep a packet of good quality oatcakes or crackers in the larder.