Published on December 2nd, 2011
Cheese and Wine – a heavenly match!
Need some inspiration for your Christmas Cheese Board?
Why not be patriotic and try a zingy English Bacchus with Ragstone Goat’s Cheese?
The wine tasted this episode and where you can buy it:
Bacchus Dry White, Sandhurst Vineyards, 2009 – £10.75. Available from Sandhurst Vineyards.
The classic match for goat’s cheese is Sauvignon Blanc, but I think one of the best matches for our creamy, tangy goat’s cheeses is Bacchus. The God of wine and a heavenly match for goat’s cheese.
The cheese I have chosen is Ragstone – it’s not the fresh mild variety, instead it’s dense and full flavoured.
The Bacchus I’d recommend to go with it is from Sandhurst Vineyards in Kent, a Trophy winner at the English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition. It’s not dissimilar to a New Zealand Sauvignon with the typical aromas of elderflower, grapefruit and gooseberries, but there is a delicious hint of lychees and a herbal pepper like twist. It’s dry but packed full of fruit flavours and mouth watering acidity.
Bacchus and goats cheese actually share similar qualities – both are fresh, tangy and share a herbal, grassy, lemony edge. Goats’ cheese – they really do bring out the best in each other.
So why not be patriotic and this heavenly food and wine experience?