Le Tastevin – Cheese Pairings with the Wines

Cheeseparing - noun 1 : something worthless or insignificant 2 : miserly economizing. "My wants were few, and I had no more desire for personal spending than had Ambrose, in his time, but this cheeseparing on the part of my godfather induced in me a sort of fury that made me determined to have my way and use the money that was mine." — From Daphne du Maurier's 1951 novel My Cousin Rachel

There is nothing worthless or miserly about pairing cheese with wine. Turophile's rejoice: below is a list of the cheeses that were paired with winetastings. Wine pairing is an art with a good deal of experience and science behind it. Our previous man of bread and cheese - Dr. Gartner - formed the foundation for our club in selecting excellent complimentary cheeses with our wines.

Date Wine Tasting Paired Cheeses
April 26, 2023 2002 Burgundy Capricho de Cabra
Pecorino Ginepro
March 13, 2023 Côte-Rôtie Le Petit Brie
Midnight Moon
Nov 05, 2022 2005 Bordeaux Brie comparisons
(Costco vs. Whole Foods)
Oct 12, 2022 Russian River California Pinot Noir Neal's Yard, Mrs. Kirkhams Lancashire Aged Cheddar
Emmi Swiss Raclette
Sep 14, 2022 German Riesling and Bordeaux Aged Gouda
Fromage d'Affinois
Emmentaler Cave Kaltbach
Mar 13, 2019 South Africa and Argentina Mimolette
Gorgonzola Dulce
Delice de Bourgogne
Jan 09, 2019 2000 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tête de Moine
L'Affine de Saint Albray
Époisses de Bourgogne
Nov 14, 2018 High End California Cab Gouda
Barbers Vintage Reserve Cheddar
Cantar de Covadonga
Oct 10, 2018 2003 Bordeaux Comté
Saint Angel
Sep 12, 2018 Barbaresco Fontina
Apr 25, 2018 1999 Burgundy Raclette
Pecorino Toscano
Mar 14, 2018 Chablis and Spanish Red P'tit Basque
Manchego El Trigal DOP Reserva Origin
Jan 10, 2018 1999 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Brillat-Savarin
Tête de Moine
Point Reyes Original Blue
Nov 15, 2017 1996 Bordeaux Emmi Le Gruyère AOP Reserve
Sartori Bella Vittiano Merlot
Oct 11, 2017 Vietti Vertical Pecorino Toscano Stagionato (Tuscony)
La Tur (Caseificio dell’Alta Langhe, Bosia)
Ossau-Iraty (Fromage Fermier Bergerou, Pyrenees)
Sep 13, 2017 Australia Anabasque (Landmark Creamery, Albany, WI)
Byley Hazen Blue (Jasper Hill Farm, Greensboro, VT)
Apr 26, 2017 Grand Cru Burgundy Gabietou
Ford Farm’s “Seaside” (Ashley Chase Estate)
Jan 11, 2017 German and Pinot Noir Fromage d'Affinois
Emmentaler Cave Kaltbach
Nov 16, 2016 Bordeaux 2000 Fourme d'Ambert
Hervé Mons Camembert
Unikaas Reserve Aged Gouda (18 mo.)
Oct 18, 2016 Italian reds (misc. varieties) Taleggio
Pecorino Toscano Stagionato
Pleasant Ridge Reserve Gruyere
Sep 14, 2016 Australian wines Roquefort Petite Cave (Gabriel Coulet)
Jasper Hill Cabot
Queso de La Serena
Apr 13, 2016 1995 Red Burgundy Saint Soleil
Organic Artisan Gouda Mossfield (Irish)
Mar 16, 2016 Hermitage Tomme des Bois Noirs
Fourme d'Ambert
Jan 13, 2016 Red and White Burgundy Cypress Grove Midnight Moon Gouda
Queso de Murchia al Vino
Oct 14, 2015 Bordeaux 2000 Piava Vecchio
Onetik Chabrin
Sep 16, 2015 Super Tuscans Parmigiano Reggiano (6-12 mo. & 2 yr.)
Spanish Manchego
Mar 04, 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Piave
Unikaas Reserve Aged Gouda
Jan 14, 2015 Sparkling Wine and 1999 Burgundy Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper
Kaltbach Cave Aged Gruyere
Nov 19, 2014 1995 and older Bordeaux Quickes Traditional Cloth Bound Cheddar
Isigny Ste-Mere Double Cream French Brie
Oct 15, 2014 Brunello Montasio by Metica
Sep 17, 2014 Franken and California Sartori Bella Vittiano Balsamic
Mar 13, 2014 Cornas Uniekass Robusto Aged Gouda
Kerrygold Dubliner Aged Irish Soft Cheddar Mixed With Irish Stout
Jan 15, 2014 Chablis, Barbaresco Frommage d'Affinois
Neal's Yard, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheddar
Nov 20, 2013 1999 Bordeaux Part II: Graves, St.-Estephe, St. Julien, Pomerol, Margaux and Port Upland Cheese Company Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Reserve Cave-Aged Gruyere
Sartori Bella Vittiano Merlot
Oct 16, 2013 South Australian Shiraz Beemster Classic XO Premium Dutch Gouda
Sep 18, 2013 Barolo Melkus 237 Raw Milk with Truffles (Gouda)
Apr 17, 2013 Red Burgundy Comté and Morbier
Jan 16, 2013 Beaujolais Fromager d'Affinois
Uniekaas Meadowkass (Meadow Grass)
Montchevré Goat Cheese Medallions
Oct 17, 2012 Spanish Wines: Tempranillo, Tinta de Toro, Grenache, Mazuelo and Graeiano Spanish Mahon
Pecorino Romano
Rembrandt Extra Aged Gouda (Holland, aged 1 year)
St. Clemens Danish Blue
Sep 19, 2012 Chianti from the Early 1990s Uniekass Reserve Aged Gouda
Mila Dolmiten Konig
Apr 24, 2012 White and Red Burgundy Queso de Cabra Ibores AI Pimentino
Pecorino Toscano Stagionato D.O.P.
Mar 7, 2012 Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Morbier
Queso Manchego, DO, Gran Valle de Montecelo
Nov 30, 2011 1982/83 Bordeaux: Pauillac, St.-Julien, Southern Medoc, Pomerol, St.-Emilion, and Sauternes Barber's 1833 English Vintage Rerserve Cheddar
Beemster X.O. Double Aged Gouda
Sartori Bella Vitano Merlot Reserve
Oct 12, 2011 Old White Burgundies
Australian Reds
Sartori Bella Vitano Merlot Reserve
Queso de la Garrotxa
Sep 21, 2011 Early Days of the Super Tuscans Piava
Uniekaas Reserve Aged Gouda
Mar 9, 2011 Côte-Rôtie Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Boerenkaas Farmhouse Dutch Gouda
Jan 12, 2011 Spotteswoode Vertical Keen's Cheddar
Cashel Blue
Dec 1, 2010 Old Bordeaux (Left and Right Banks) Lincolnshire Poacher
Capitoul, Caprinelle Tomme de Cherve
Oct 13, 2010 Australian Reds Campo de Montalban
Double Gloucester
Sep 15, 2010 Italian Wines: Tuscuny, Veneto, West Piedmont, Piedmont Fiscalini Farms San Joaquin Gold Cheddar
Cypress Grove Midnight Moon Gouda
Apr 21, 2010 1999 Côte de Beaune Montgomery's Farmhouse Cheddar
Mar 10, 2010 1995-1996 Châteauneuf du Pape Rembrant Aged Gouda
Jan 13, 2010 Rheingau
1970s California Cabs
Rogue Creamery 50th anniversary Special Reserve Blue Cheese
4-year Aged Gouda
Dec 2, 2009 USA Chardonnay and Pinot Humboldt Fog Grande
Oct 14, 2009 1998 Bordeaux (Left and Right Banks) Uniekaas Reserve Aged Gouda
Mattica Taleggio
Sep 16, 2009 Ruwar (Spätlese and Auslese)
Apr 29, 2009 1998 Burgundy Taleggio
Murcia Curado
Queso Ibores
Mar 11, 2009 Hermitage Tomme de Savoie
Appenzeller Extra Aged
Jan 14, 2009 Nahe and Red Burgundy Fromage d'Affinois
Fontina Valle d'Aosta
Dec 12, 2008 1996 Bordeaux (Right Bank) Mimolette
Reserve Cave-Aged Gruyere
Oct 15, 2008 1996 Bordeaux (Left Bank) Saint-Nectaire (l'Or des Domes)
Grafton Village Classic Reserve Extra Sharp Vermont Cheddar
Sep 10, 2008 Saar Riesling
Super Tuscans
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