What makes them perfect for pairing? Well, beer and cheese have a rich joint history. The grain used to make beer on farms or in monasteries was, in many cases, the same grain that was fed to the animals that produce the cheese. Beer and cheese can also take on similar flavor profiles; both can be described as earthy, yeasty, musty, carmeley, etc. Interested in learning more about this popular trend? Keep reading for tips on how to pair beer and cheese.
You should match strength to strength (strong beers with strong foods, light beers with light foods), look for flavors that complement each other (a beer with citrus notes will be good with fish because fish and citrus complement each other), and find similarities (a nutty ale will go with a nutty cheese).
Another way to pair food and beer is to look towards classic beer-drinking regions, like Germany, and consider its cuisine. If you're interested in experimenting with beer and food pairings at home, I've got six easy foods to start with. To see what they are, keep reading.
I have read non-stop in all of the cooking magazines about beer and food pairings. So last night my husband and I finally attended our first beer and food pairing at Fish in Sausalito. Fish is a great casual joint all about sustainable fishing, local products and, of course, really good food too! We had their prix fixe with four different courses and five different beers! Each course was delicious and well paired with each beer.
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