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National Wine & Cheese Day by Marty Cook
What better day to celebrate than a “Hallmark Holiday” on July 25th known as “National Wine & Cheese Day”? Wine and Cheese. Sort of goes together like Peanut Butter and Jelly. Like Eggs and Bacon. Like Potatoes and Gravy. Just a natural combination. And, Wine and Cheese as a pairing has chemistry in both a figurative and a literal sense. The fat in cheese works with tannin to smooth out the wine while the salt in cheese softens the acids in wine. Try it with us on Sunday, July 25th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern/New York time if you doubt this!
On “National Wine & Cheese Day”, our resident wine educator and co-host Joe Via will step us
through the machinations of selecting cheese pairings to compliment your favorite wines. In that sense, Joe has said that this program will be more about cheese than it will be about wine. So, to make it easier, we will pair our cheeses with wines of your choosing made from the seven Noble Grapes. What are the Noble Grapes? I am glad you asked!
The Noble Grapes are made from a short list of seven wine grapes that, as an aggregate, make the dominant proportion of fine wines around the world. This is partially as a result of these grapes being hardy enough to grow in most wine climates, not to mention that they also make some very fine wines. They are Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc (all white), and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah (all red). We will let the choice of wine-growing region up to your discretion, as the focus here will be on the cheeses.
There are many types of cheeses, such as Fresh Cheeses, Soft-White Cheeses, Natural-Rind Cheeses, Washed-Rind Cheeses, Semi-Soft Cheeses, Hard Cheeses, Blue Cheeses, and Specialty Cheeses. It is impossible to delve deeply into the extensive world of cheeses. Our goal will be to provide an overview with the basic rules of thumb with which you can arm yourself when making informed cheese choices to go with the wines you are serving.
So, grab several bottles of wine from among the seven Noble Grape varieties along with a random assortment of cheese types, invite a few friends along for the ride, and join us at the Zoom link below on Sunday, July 25th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern/New York time to discuss Wine and Cheese pairing with Joe Via on “National Wine & Cheese Day”!
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