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Any good books or websites on cheese and wine pairings?

 
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femmebot



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Any good books or websites on cheese and wine pairings? Reply with quote

I have loved cheese for as long as I can remember... but I only buy generally the same kinds (brie, comte, gruyere...ect) and I love wine but feel lost in the wine isle. From working in the restaurant business (when I was younger and unfortunately didn't pay attention) I know that a really excellent wine and a really excellent cheese paired TOGETHER can be an even better experience than drinking/eating either alone. Can anyone recommend any good books or websites (free info is always better! LOL) were I could look up great cheese and wine pairings?

Thanks Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been exploring more cheese lately through an excellent book called "Cheese: A connoisseur's Guide to the World's Best". It describes about 200 cheeses and lists several wine pairings for each. Sadly, it'll be years before I get to try all of the cheese in the book.

You may also want to check out these monthy From the Cheesemonger articles where the cheesemonger describes a cheese and lists wine and food pairings each month.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each Thursday the San Francisco Chronicle carries a cheese column by Janet Fletcher. She's a superb writer and really knows her stuff. Each column focuses on one specific cheese, and she talks about the origin, the method of making the cheese, where it's from, what foods and wines it pairs with best. I'm sure you'll be able to find past columns as well if you check out the Chronicle website. The Chron has a great food section, by the way, so you might spend some time checking it out.

www.sfgate.com
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Georgia!
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an article from BHG.com about hosting a wine-and-cheese party:

http://www.bhg.com/bhg/story.jsp?storyid=/templatedata/bhg/story/data/wineandcheese_04032002.xml

On the second page, they tell you how to choose your wines and cheeses, and they even have a helpful matching chart. It's great!

I'm assuming this article ran in there magazine at some point - I love BHG.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much!
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Femmebot,

I have gotten this book as a gift for two foodie/wine friends, and they loved it - What to drink with What you Eat - it works like a translation dictionary food listed first with wine pairings, then wines listed with food pairings. Enjoy!

http://www.amazon.com/What-Drink-You-Eat-Definitive/dp/0821257188/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-6541519-6254548?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178741765&sr=8-1

Oh, and I must give credit to Orangette for the find, and the pairing that convinced me it was a good purchase!


http://orangette.blogspot.com/2006_10_01_archive.html
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This book looks great! I am adding it to my list!

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Femmebot,

Check out The All American Cheese and Wine Book by Laura Werlin. The cheese section is really well done. But you can also do what I do - find a local cheese shop that lets you taste before you buy, go when they're not busy, and ask for something deliberately vague, like a strong-flavored cheese that'll melt well. If you're lucky, whoever is helping you will make two or three suggestions, let you taste them, iterate, and be really informative.

I don't know of a good store in Boston, but if you ever find yourself in Berkeley, the Cheeseboard is the best cheese shop ever.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you srk!

I am not sure of one in Boston now, but I am sure we have one. I usually buy my cheese at the mini cheese shop in WholeFoods, which is right in the middle of the wine section.

Thanks for the book rec!
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