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He Said... AZ Beer week
Throughout the week we have been featuring different cheese and beer pairings. Here are a few of our go to pairings that always seem to work.
Dry Cider and Bandaged Cheddar- something about that sharp cheddary notes with dry or off-dry apple tang that brings out the best in both.
Stouts and Triple Cream- the creamy nature of the cheese tends to bring out the sweetness of the malt in the beer for a chocolate or coffee milkshake effect.
Barleywine and Blue Cheese- The power and potential spiciness of the barleywine can balance out the spicy qualities of the blue cheese without losing one or the other.
Belgian and Mild Washed Rinds- This is a classic funk on funk combination of complimentary flavors.
IPA and Cheeses with Peppercorns- This pairing can be a bit tricky but the peppercorns in the cheese can handle and even complement the strong hop flavors of the IPA.
Light (Kolsh and Saison) and Chèvre- I love this pairing especially as the weather warms. The citrus tang of the saison meshes perfectly with the citrus tang of the fresh goat cheese.
So don't forget to stop in for some great cheeses that will complement all your Arizona Beer Week activities. Enjoy!
The Mayor of Nye Beach! Quite a name for a tiny 1lb square of cheese but I assure you it is quite a cheese. In honor of AZ Beer Week I wanted to feature a cheese washed in beer. The Mayor of Nye Beach is made in the foothill's of Oregon's coast by Rivers Edge Chèvre. Rivers Edge Chèvre is owned by cheesemaker Patricia Morford who was lucky enough to grow up with goats and has never lost here love for them. Her small herd of Alpine goats and creamery produces several of my goat cheese favorites. The Mayor of Nye Beach is made in a French Farmhouse style and washed with local brewery Rogue's Dead Guy Ale and aged for 2 months. The cheese is firm and salty with a fruity and tangy flavor. The finish is bold and pungent and it is best served in thin slices because of it's intensity. As you can imagine it pairs amazingly well with Belgian style beers. It's not a cheese that we carry all the time so you will want to make sure to come in and try it!