After you've tried a young, creme, or bloomy rind cheese the next cheese on your plate should be from the 9 - 12 category. These cheese are soft to semi-firm, like a mild cow, an aged goat or a sheep milk cheese. Be sure to alternate milks and textures to create a contrast between cheeses around your plate.
Pair these cheeses with Light Red Wine, Rose', Lagers, and Pilsner Beers.
After you are done selecting from this category move on to a strong, bolder or stinky cheese from the 12 - 3 category or return to the CheeseClock page for more information.