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A beginner’s guide to pairing cheese and wine

Wine and cheese are perhaps one of the greatest culinary pairings, but only when they are matched correctly. Failing to serve the right cheese and wine together can distort both flavours, meaning that rather than complementing one another they actually tarnish what should be a delicious experience.

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Although a report in The Guardian suggests that wine tasting and analysis can be tricky (even for the experts), there are some general rules of thumb to adhere to when pairing wines and cheeses. Here are some top tips for hosting your next wine and cheese party.

Understanding Cheeses

As a general rule, cheese can usually fit into one of four main categories. Hard cheeses may include things such as Parmesan and are often salty and sharp. Blue cheeses like Stilton are aged to create intense flavours. Bloomy cheeses have a soft rind and are usually rich and creamy – think …