“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.
Beers with a very pronounced hoppy flavour offer an intriguing matchup for delicious tart cheeses such as Extra Old Cheddar.
The key to the perfect wine and cheese pairing is balance. Make sure neither taste overpowers the other, that each brings out something in the other, and that you enjoy yourself.