“Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese.” - Robert Louis Stevenson
Infuse a strong black tea with some honey and you have yourself a beverage to pair with old cheddar cheese.
Serve ripened cheeses at room temperature because cold can mask their flavours. To temper cheese, remove it from the refrigerator 30-60 minutes before serving, depending on the hardness of the cheese. Leave the cheese in a fresh, well-ventilated area and cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap to prevent drying.
Part-skim mozzarella has such a light flavour it can be paired with a wide range of foods. Meats like beef, pork or poultry are just as fitting as pasta, basil, olives, or sardines.
When thinking of what to serve with cheese, consider sliced fresh, seasonal fruits like apples, pears, and figs.