My first guest post! My fellow Tennessee State University alumna Stacey Diltz is the President and CEO of StaceyWines.com, and a resident expert on the most delicious and popular wines. She was kind enough to let us in on her favorite new pairing!
At a recent Food & Wine experience in Atlanta, I discovered paradise … in a sip and a taste.
I am not usually a fan of creamy cheese, or as I used to call it, “soft cheese.” But as my palate developed in wine appreciation, so did my palate in cuisine. Frost Bitten Ice Riesling is made in the style of an ice wine with a hint of acidity that is common amongst Rieslings; but Ice Wine is a bit sweeter due to crushing the grapes after they are frozen. Soft cheese and a sweet icy wine are a perfect pair.
The sweetness and acidity matched perfectly with Secret Des Lys cheese and Epoisses cheese from French Cheese Club umbrella and also the Le Roule Garlic & Herb cheese log. The Secret Des Lys cheese is a triple-cream cheese with a fluffy texture and a buttery sweet taste. The Award winning Epoisses is a soft cheese washed with Marc De Bourgogne. The paste is richly flavorful.
Lastly, the Le Roule Garlic & Herb cheese is simply delightful. Rich and bursting with garlic flavor, it balances perfectly with the apricot, peach and acidity profile of Frost Bitten Ice Riesling. Truly a winning match!