Third post about our cheese and wine night…
Cheese and wine 5: Drunken cheese (merlot) and Sauvignon blanc
The second drunken cheese of the night (the first was the L’Affine) and this one was a hard cheese and had been “bathed” in merlot. You can also get cheeses bathed in white wine or prosecco. This was (unsurprisingly) a great cheese and I think one of the best matches with the fig. I think this fig was the star of the evening!
The wine was a sauvignon blanc called Makutu (New Zealand). Great wine, ok cheese and wine match.
Cheese and wine 6: Coolea and Quinta des Seten Costas
Coolea is a hard Irish cheese – very hard! I think the cheese knife struggled to get through it (and I think, when it was purchased, the cheese wire broke!) … excellent tasting, but when paired with the fig, it transformed completely! It made it sweeter and a little fudge like. Really delicious!
The red wine it was paired with was a good wine but really the hero was the match with the fig.