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Wow your guests with these seasonal cheese pairings

Posted by Anna Laurin on
Wow your guests with these seasonal cheese pairings
Nothing is more elegant, simple and delicious than a slice of creamy cheese paired with a complementing food or beverage. The savory richness of cheese provides the perfect balance to a crisp white wine, flavorful red or handcrafted brew.
 
We have a few suggestions when it comes to using The Creamery cheeses and make it the cornerstone of your next gathering, creating a memorable impression with your guests. Pairings can be elaborate or impromptu – all it takes is a little creativity and a few good friends to help savor one of life’s culinary treasures: cheese.
 
Pepper Jack

Pepper Jack

Creamy, Spicy

Beverage:
A slightly sweet white wine like chardonnay or riesling

Winter pairings:
Prosciutto, roasted pistachios or Castelvetrano olives

Try it:
Make homemade baked pepper jack crisps for dips and serve alongside pairings and tidbits

 
Colby jack

Colby Jack

Smooth, Mild

Beverage:
A golden, light and refreshing American pale lager or crisp chardonnay

Winter pairings:
Pears, chili-infused honey or pumpernickel bread

Try it:
With superior meltability and mild flavors, this cheese can be mixed in or melted over practically any cuisine. We suggest trying it shredded atop an avocado bean dip

 
The Creamery Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Sharp Cheddar

Rich, Sharp, Tangy

Beverage:
A hoppy Indian pale ale, syrah or a vanilla-forward viognier

Winter pairings:
Bold flavored beers, sliced apples or dried mangos

Try it:
By adding a sharp cheddar to your baked apple cobbler you’ll surprise your guests with the unexpected balanced combo of sweet and tangy

 
Gouda

Gouda

Sweet, Creamy

Beverage:
A full-bodied wine such as a red zinfandel or a rich porter

Winter pairings:
Piquillo peppers, salted almonds or bits of hearty country ham

Try it:
Apply a slice of sweet Gouda cheese on top of a warm fudge brownie for a perfectly melted duo in every bite

 
Green Onion cheese

Green Onion

Buttery, Spiced, Smooth

Beverage:
A classic fruit-forward pinot noir or an oaky California chardonnay

Winter pairings:
Rye bread, roasted chicken or red bell peppers

Try it:
Make mini sliders featuring turkey, mustard and green onion cheese, then oven roast the batch with garlic butter over top for a hearty Sunday family dinner

 
Fiery jack

Fiery Jack

Spicy, Creamy

Beverage:
Spiked mulled apple cider or a winter cider sangria

Winter pairings:
Honey, soppressata or a schmear of cranberry jam

Try it:
Mix this cheese into your favorite queso dip recipe or melt it over nachos, either way expect your guests to be shocked by the kick of heat

 

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