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Wine and Cheese Matchups... Top Ratings... Rioja Results

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Wine and Cheese Matchups... Top Ratings... Rioja Results

Chicago Mike | Jun 12, 2004 03:39 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. a very nice 1994 Castillo Ygay Rioja are:

VERY TOP TIER: Pecorino Stagianato, Iberico, Gorgonzola, plain Chevre

2nd / 3rd TIERs: Pecorino Toscano, Parmesan Reggiano, Ossau-Iraty, Montasio Mezzano, Havarti, Gruyere, Aged Gouda, Gloucester (double), Fontina, Feta, Edam, Comte, Very Aged Cheddar (8 Year), Camembert, Cabrales, Beaufort Savoyard, Appenzeller

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