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Wine and Cheese Matchups... Pinot Noir Top Tasting Results

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Wine and Cheese Matchups... Pinot Noir Top Tasting Results

Chicago Mike | Jun 14, 2004 01:21 AM

Recently participated in an extremely extensive tasting of Wine and Cheese.... 8 varietals in all were sampled against over 45 cheeses... this took days. Name a cheese between Appenzeller and Zamarano and it was probably part of this tasting.

Top-rated cheeses which "made the cut" were re-tasted in a second round.

Survivors and thrivers after two rounds vs. Pinot Noir are:

VERY TOP TIER: Very Aged Cheddar (8 year old), plain Chevre Goat Cheese, Epoisses, Roquefort

2nd TIER: Aged Cheddar (4 year old), Feta (french), Havarti, Parmesan Reggiano,

3rd TIER, (fair plus at 7.00): Comte, Aged Gouda, Port Salut

Unfortunately I didn't record the wine and the bottles have been thrown out, but I had brought it to the tasting... From memory it was probably a Meridian Reserve from Santa Barbara county, late '90's. It drank beautifully.

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