Zinfandel, or Zin for insiders, has become a trendy wine, after years of playing second fiddle to the Cabernet Sauvignon. Zinfandel is still a wine that has many confused; what is it's origin, how to classify it, and furthermore Zinfandel comes in many flavors and aromas.
We have selected 4 gourmet cheeses that pair just fine with a full bodied Zinfandel:
Pecorino Toscano (8 oz.) - mild, and rather creamy, with some nutty hints. With age Pecorino Toscano becomes firmer and sharper, but never too sharp.
Taleggio (8 oz.) - another Italian cheese, but this one is a washed rind, lovely soft when at room temperature, but a stinky one.
Clothbound Cheddar (8 oz.) - an American classic, bandaged with muslin and skillfully aged 10-12 months at the Cellars at Jasper Hill, nearby Greensboro, Vermont.
Dry Monterey Jack (8 oz.) - Made like fresh Monterey Jack and further aged for another 7 to 10 months. This gourmet cheese is firm, pale yellow with a sweet nutty flavor; great for grating, shredding, slicing, cooking or just plain eating.
(Cheese board not included)
Please note that we will substitute any item that is temporarily out of stock with a similar item of equal or greater value.