Cheese and Wine Pairing

Being a kid, milk products didn’t use to appeal me much. But with the growing age, I have fallen in love with everything cheesy – from cheesy dialogues to cheesy dishes. So, when I got an invitation to be a part of cheese and wine pairing by Go Cheese powered by Femina at Hard Rock Cafe, I could not resist myself from participating. Chef Ranveer Brar also graced the evening with his presence where he revealed that harder types of cheese pair well with tannic wines, while creamy ones complement wines that have more acidity.

Cheese and Wine Pairing

Go Cheese shared a few easy to make recipes from their various variants of cheese that can be tried at home. So wear your chef’s cap and get ready to spell the magic.

Golden Colby Bake
Ingredients
2 cups mayonnaise
2 cups grated Colby Cheese
2 cups chopped onions
Hot red pepper sauce to taste
Worcestershire sauce to taste

Method

  • Preheat the oven at 176°C.
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a baking dish.
  • Bake it for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Serve with whole wheat crackers.

**Colby Cheese goes well with fruity red wines like Pinot Noir to complement the smoothness.**

Melted Monterey Jack Nacho Cups
Ingredients
½ cup milk
200gm cubed Monterey Jack
120 small round tortilla chips
½ cup salsa
½ cup guacamole
Sour cream for garnishing
Chopped cilantro for garnishing

Method

  • Heat milk and mix cubed Monterey Jack. Stir until cheese is completely melted.
  • Stand 5 chips in each of 24 paper-linen muffin cups, overlapping as necessary to fit inside the cups. Top each with one tablespoon of cheese sauce and one spoon each of salsa and guacamole.
  • Garnish with sour cream and chopped cilantro before serving.

**Serve Monterey Jack with a Merlot, Riesling or Pinot Noir for a perfect accompaniment.**

Cheesy Corn Dip
Ingredients
500 gm boiled corns
½ cup light sour cream
½ cup light mayonnaise
½ tbsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp freshly ground pepper
Dash of salt
3 tbsp cumin
½ cup shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

Method

  • Mix sour cream, mayo, red pepper flakes and cumin in a dish.
  • Add Mild Cheddar Cheese and corns and stir until corns get well-coated.
  • Cover it with foil paper and refrigerate overnight so that the flavours of all ingredients blend together properly.
  • Serve cold with toasted bread and crackers.

**Mild Cheddar Cheese perfectly complements light wines like Rose, Merlot and Pinot Noir.**

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