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Dessert Wine and Blue Cheese

I recently discovered pairing Point Reyes Blue Cheese with a muscat wine from Mira Flores. Have you tried this combination yet?

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  1. No, but a Sauternes or Barsac from Bordeaux, or a wine like Coteaux du Layon, Bonnezeaux, or Quarts de Chaume from the Loire is a classic pairing for blue cheese . . . .

    1. Lots of good dessert wine from California to complement our American blue cheeses!

      1. If you would rather not plump for a Sauternes, try the Hogue Late Harvest Riesling with blue cheese on a walnut/raisin bread. Scrumptious!

        1. How about a South African Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest whilte? A very interesting and uncommon mix of 58% Semillion and 42% Riesling!!

          1. If you manage to find a very ripe, most times seems to be harder and chalkier than previously, Point Reyes try a Navarro LHCS muscat with it, match made in heaven.

            1. Another exceptional cheese to pair with this is the Roaring Forties Blue
              from King Island Dairy in Australia.
              We pair it with fresh berries, toasted pecans and a bit of honeycomb for a great dessert combo.

              1. I have had several Muscats with Bleus, and love them. As others have stated, several "dessert wines" go very well with bleu cheeses. This is not limited to the Sauternes (or Sauterne-like wines), but includes TBA's, Tokays and others, as well. To my palate, a wonderful pairing.


                PS - while I do love many bleus, the Point Reyes is a really good one, and I smile, when it's on the cheese list, after my meal.

                1. Many years ago a friend with little money bought a small bottle of Sauterne and a wedge of Roquefort...it was a revelation.

                  1. Pouring a little honey on blue cheese is quite common in Japan.
                    However, the combination of blue cheese and dessert wine takes this a lot farther.
                    What a great idea!

                    1. I am wild about Slivovitz, a plum brandy, and think it might be interesting w/a blue. My favorite cheese/fruit combination is Bel Paese + bananas (a bit past prime ripeness).

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                      1. re: cbjones1943

                        You may be interested in looking at this thread on Slivovitz -- http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/812522

                        1. re: cbjones1943

                          Excellent! I also like it. I fell in love with slivovitz during the work in Eastern Europe with my late husband. And I continue to enjoy it even nowadays.

                        2. Vintage Port wine and Stilton cheese. Outstanding!