Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, uh oh… Don’t tell us you forgot. Never fear, Olympus Cheese is here! We’ve got a simple and sweet idea for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. Grab your lover or a collection of your best gal pals together and treat them to a delicious wine and cheese night! Discover all the wonders of wine paired with fresh cheese.
We have consulted some experts and offer you some great match-ups. According to Wine Mag, it’s important to consider what category the cheese belongs to.
“Just as with any food pairing, it helps to think of either complementary or contrasting flavors. A lush wine works well with a triple-cream cheese, while an acidic wine will cut the cheese’s sweetness. As you begin to experiment, taste the cheese first by itself, to get a sense of its character, and then put another bite into your mouth with some wine to see how they mingle. Many experts say that white tends to pair better with cheese, but a light-bodied red and cheese pairing is still possible.”
Here are some great wines to pair up with our Olympus Cheese:
Pinot Gris and Ricotta
Fresh sweet, creamy and soft cheeses love a crisp white. Ricotta is a soft and perfectly romantic fresh cheese which is lovely with the new season figs, or dried fruit or smeared over a thick cracker with some honey. Try ricotta with the slight tang of a pinot gris wine.
Beaujolais and Fetta
You want a bright red wine that will match fetta’s zest. Beaujolais is the solution. Or to add something different on a cheese level, be sure to try Olympus Cheese Marinated Fetta Range. Our fetta has a really peppery quality and its intense flavours are great on their own or as part of any antipasto platter.
Halloumi and Moscato
Sweet wines appealingly balance the saltiest cheeses. The salt in the cheese adds to the taste of the sweetness in the wine, so a wine that’s already en route in that direction makes for a breezy matrimony. So what are you waiting for? Grill that halloumi and crack open the Moscato.
Putting together a cheese board and trying all three?
Can’t decide between Ricotta, Fetta and Halloumi? Neither can we. Why not put them all together on a cheeseboard and select the one wine to rule them all… an off-dry Riesling! The wine is low in alcohol, but its acidity, sweetness, tropical fruits, and mineral backbone let it partner universally. Alternatively, Champagne is always a good idea! Sparkling’s rigorous yet softly, delicious bubbles manage to appreciate the cheese’s consistency while alleviating and lightening it in the mouth.
Enjoy a delicious feast of your favourite Olympus Cheese delights and get bonus points for a cute Valentine’s Day date idea.