Viewers Choice Video #4: Pairing Cabernet and cheese at winery tastings

by on August 1, 2011

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As part of our first Viewers Choice Video Contest, Cortney from Los Angeles requested a video about how we select the artisanal cheeses paired with Jordan Cabernet Sauvignons during our daily tours and tastings.  In this video, Executive Chef Todd Knoll discusses his wine-and-cheese-pairing philosophy, as well as why cow’s milk cheeses pair best with Cabernet Sauvignon, how triple-cream cheeses interact with tannin in young Cabernets and how salts in more complex cheddar cheeses draw out the fruit flavors in older Cabernets.

Thanks again to Cortney, host of The Cort Report, for the video suggestion.

If you missed last week’s video post on cheese serving tips, it makes for a great follow up to this cheese-and-Cabernet-pairing primer.

  • Rich Reader

    I experienced the pairings at Jordan’s afterparty in the Wine Bloggers Conference.  The chef’s guideline about matching body with body is very much in line with general food-wine principles.  The sharp Vermont cheddar from Cabot was very good (I’ve liked them most of my life), yet I prefer the Four Star / Four Year variety from the Grafton Village (more northerly Vermont terroir)

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  • Lisa

    Thanks, Rich. I appreciate the comment.