Compose a well-balanced cheese flight with a variety of flavors, textures and milk types using our easy-to-follow Artisanal CheeseClock™. Our cheeses are complex – arranging them from mild to strong and pairing with the right beverage should not be.
Each quarter of the CheeseClock™ is associated with several varieties of wines, beers and champagnes. While it is difficult to make generalizations about pairings, over the years we tried hundreds or so for some helpful recommendations. Select one or two cheeses from each quarter of the clock, or let us do the work for you with our best at-peak cheeses in the
CheeseClock Collection (All-in-One) or
CheeseClock Collection (Red Tin).
Chardonnays work well with washed rind cow's milk cheeses as well as many cow's milk blues. The apple, pear and citrus flavors of the grape generally meld with the acids found in goat's milk cheeses as well. Even the super-aged cow or goat's milk cheeses can dissolve well into this varietal. 100% sheep's milk cheeses are usually much less successful, especially the Iberian thistle-renneted cheeses.
Taleggio is a semi-soft, washed-rind cheese from the Valtaleggio region in northern Italy, near Lombardy. It is characteristically aromatic, yet mild in flavor, and features tangy, meaty notes with a fruity finish.