Sunday, February 08, 2015

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 Sunday Night Special Beer & Cheese Pairing, Week One

The Grey Lodge Pub
Sunday Night Special
Beer & Cheese Pairing
Week One

169 cheeses! 169 beers! 169 weeks! It's a beer and cheese odyssey! 

Scoats's wonderful wife gave him a copy of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington for Christmas. The author lists 169 artisan cheeses and Scoats wants to try them all. He suspects that he is not the only one. Buy Tenaya's book and follow along. Get it from Amazon or from Di Bruos, or from the author herself on March 1st. To keep things interesting we will pop around the book, serving a different cheese every Sunday until we taste them all. 

Week One: 08 February 2015

Vacherin Mont d'Or: Petit Vaccarinus, Page 136. 
This soft cow cheese is seasonal. During the winter, cows are inside eating hay so their cheese is much different. Rich, sticky wth plenty of barnyard flavor with flavors of aparagus and broccoli. 

21st Amendment Monk's Blood. Other Belgian style beers have now made their way into cans, this one was the first. Monks Blood showed that a great abbey dubbel is a great abbey dubbel no matter what container it comes from. 8.3% ABV.

Combo Price: $12

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