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Beer and Cheese pairing

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by dnjan, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

    Most of us are probably familiar with various wine and cheese pairings, but I would like to start a discussion of beer and cheese pairings.

    My son is a fan drinking a saison with chevre.

    I had some fontinella with a scottish-style ale last night that I thought was a good match.
    (though the ale did not go well with a sharp cheddar I also had out - I think a hoppier beer would have been better)

    What are your favourite beet and cheese pairings?
  2. We tend to go for full flavors for cheeses and pair with heavy hooped brews such as SN's Torpedo or many of the Stone Brewing offerings. Sharp and extra sharp cheddars.
  3. English cheddar with any full bodied ale, Guiness (stout generally) or a porter. We finally have a proper cheese monger in town now, it's great to experiment!
  4. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

    I read this thread as "Bear and Cheese pairing" which I thought would be fascinating.

    As it is, I have no experience with pairing beer and cheese, but I always love learning more about flavors.
  5. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

    I'll have to try the English cheddar with a Scottish-style beer. I'm sure it would work better than the sharp cheddar.
  6. I don't know about mixing the English with the Scottish - my parents tried that and, MAN!
  7. English Stilton cheese and barley wine. Actually, I think barley wine goes well with many cheeses.
    And I like hefeweizen with limburger. Of course the beer should never be too cold.
  8. 1961MJS

    1961MJS Call Me a Cab


    This is SLIGHTLY off topic, but I like Smoked Cheddar, Smoked or Summer Sausage on Triscuit crackers with Scotch. Preferably the really smokey Scotch. I haven't tried it with any dark beers YET.

  9. Don't forget there are Smoked Beers such as smoked porters and Rauch Bier from Germany.
  10. Buzp

    Buzp New in Town

    St. Arnold Lawn Mower and Cougar Gold Cheese.
  11. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

    Tell me about the St. Arnold, and how in the world did you get Cougar Gold in East Texas???
  12. Buzp

    Buzp New in Town

    St. Arnold is in Houston and is distributed regionally. The Lawn Mower is a German style Kolsch. I also like their amber ale.

    My son us a U. of Washington graduate and he used to send us the cheese. We can mail order it during the cooler months.
  13. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

    I'll have to keep my eyes out for St. Arnold.

    Your son was a University of Washington or a Washington State grad? I can't picture a UW student sending Cougar Gold home ...
  14. Buzp

    Buzp New in Town

    UW school of engineering. He is smart enough to recognize a good cheese.
  15. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

    Makes more sense. I thought I saw someplace in Seattle that sold Cougar Gold.

    Did he ever have any Beeche's Reserve Cheddar when he was in Seattle?

    (by the way - which department?)
  16. Buzp

    Buzp New in Town

    EE (Ph.D).

    We did go to Beechers in Pike Place Market area and tried several of their cheeses. Our son and his wife liked their cheese and served it often. My wife and I actually started enjoying cougar gold when an aunt of mine sent us some many years ago and it was not like anything we had found in Texas, so some of it is sentimental.
  17. davidraphael

    davidraphael Practically Family

    Sam Smiths oatmeal stout and mature cheddar...

    Korbinian/doppelbock and Allgaeu alte Bergkaese...
  18. beer and cheese just doesn't do it for me.
    beer and spicy humus is good

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