This December The Cheese Tasting Company proudly presents
The Perfect Christmas Cheeseboard
at The Walrus and Carpenter Pub
4th December 2016 Featuring a bountiful selection of delicious artisan cheeses paired with a bewildering array of the finest boozes. Expect to encounter cheeses like Montgomery's Cheddar and Herve Mons' Camembert accompanied by Kernel Brewery's Export India Porter and Andresen 20-year-old Tawny Port, among other triumphs of the brewer's and vintner's
Beaufort, a dense, creamy Alpine cow’s cheese with a mix of umami and chocolate flavours, is perfectly complimented by the caramel malt flavour of the Southpaw, an amber ale brewery by Gipsy Hill Brewery. I like to get my Beaufort from my friends at Mons Cheese. Mons only buy this cheese from one producer, Claude Mercier, or Monsieur Mercier to awed cheese fans like me, because he does it proper. Above you can see these noble cheese on their shelves stretching off into seemin
This is the big one.
It seems that unlike me, wines and cheeses get more intense as they age. The 31 Month Comte from Mons Cheeses has become more crystalline than creamy and more of its sweetness has turned to acidity. The wine has turned a dark honeyed gold. Just after opening it retains some acidity that fights with the cheese a bit, but let it breathe for a while and the honey comes out - a perfect foil to the sharpness of this venerable comte.
My friend Grant, who ma