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Wine and crackers with Cheddar

Cheddar cheese, with its rich and robust flavour, pairs well with a variety of wines and crackers. Here are four wine types and three cracker options that generally complement cheddar cheese:

Wine Pairings:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: The bold and tannic nature of Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with the robust flavours of aged cheddar, creating a harmonious balance.
  • Malbec: A medium to full-bodied Malbec, with its dark fruit flavours and moderate tannins, can complement the richness of cheddar cheese.
  • Hard Apple Cider: For a non-wine option, a crisp and dry hard apple cider works well with cheddar. The apple notes provide a refreshing contrast to the cheese.
  • Chenin Blanc: A dry or off-dry Chenin Blanc offers a nice balance of acidity and fruitiness, providing a refreshing contrast to the richness of cheddar.

Cracker Pairings:

  • Rosemary and Olive Oil Crackers: Crackers with rosemary and olive oil add herbal and savoury notes that complement the bold flavours of cheddar.
  • Whole Wheat Crackers: The nuttiness and heartiness of whole wheat crackers provide a sturdy base for cheddar and add an extra layer of flavour.
  • Crisp Apple Slices: While not a traditional cracker, crisp apple slices can serve as a refreshing and sweet counterpart to the sharpness of cheddar, creating a dynamic flavour combination.

Consider adding some accompaniments like pickles, mustard, or chutney to your cheese board to enhance the tasting experience.

As always, personal preferences play a significant role in pairings, so feel free to experiment and find combinations that suit your taste.