“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.
The aroma can be associated with winter holiday seasons, but apple cider is delicious any time of year when paired with mild cheddar cheese.
For a refreshing beverage to go with chunks of medium cheddar cheese, try making your own sparkling drink with your favourite juice and club soda.