Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rainy Day Blues...

Known for being one of the cheese kings, Stilton Blue is making a comeback here in Kork...and not just on the top of salads. Made exclusively within three counties in Britain (Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, & Derbyshire) Stilton has proven its flexibilty as one of the best ingredients, even if it is simply on one of our cheese platters. However, "food-pairing"-- the delicate art of pairing delicious food with phenominal wine and beer launching both to their peak flavor potential-- is more our style and Stilton is one of my absolute favorites to work with.

Since the holidays are coming up, one of my favorite "party tricks" involves Stilton and a darn good Port...or a big, slightly sweet red wine (Shiraz). JUST to make sure you like it first, I recommend stopping in to see us and trying our Stilton with a fabulous Shiraz we have down in our wine cellar.

As for the party trick? Stop by Kork and purchase a beautiful wedge of Stilton (we sell cheese by the pound too!), grab a bottle of red (or port)... hurry home and grab a plastic container, set the cheese inside, and (depending on how much cheese you have) pour about half a cup (8 oz) of wine ON TOP of the cheese, and in the container. Now be patient. Really patient. Pop the top on, stop drooling, and wait... 3-5 days if you can stand it, but about 24 hours is minimum, just to make sure the two have time to hang out and blend together.

If patients isn't your virtue, a cheese platter and a glass of wine can always cure the rainy day blues!

1 comment:

  1. Any new updates for wine and cheese combination for this coming holiday season?