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Cheese pairings with Moscato?

conway314 Jan 21, 2012 03:48 PM

Hello everybody -

I've got a Moscato from California in my wine rack (St. Supéry Moscato 2009) and I wanted to drink it with some friends and a bit of cheese...the question is, which cheese? My first thought was something like mascarpone, but I'd like some other ideas! Thanks in advance.

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    Brad Ballinger Jan 21, 2012 07:48 PM

    Not mascarpone. A mild, creamy bleu cheese would be good. Also, a mild brie or aged soft goat cheese (like Boucheron).

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    1. re: Brad Ballinger
      Bill Hunt Jan 22, 2012 07:40 PM

      Bleu would be my choice, as well.



    2. ellaystingray Jan 21, 2012 07:56 PM

      I was writing a very similar reply to Brad but he got to it before I did. +1

      1. sunshine842 Jan 22, 2012 04:18 AM

        Me, too....

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          kagemusha49 Jan 22, 2012 09:06 PM

          I agree that mascarpone would not be appropriate but I also think that most blue cheeses would not work either, I'm thnking of something like Gjetost, Havarti, Gruyere or Cheddar, You need a hard cheese for texture and something to complement the sweet moscato. Blue cheese sounds like a good complement but I think in actuality it would be quite an unpleasant tasting combination.

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          1. re: kagemusha49
            sunshine842 Jan 23, 2012 12:50 AM

            try it -- bleu cheese with sweet white wine is food of the gods.

          2. ChefJune Feb 1, 2012 01:32 PM

            I wouldn't do macarpone UNLESS... I had Mozzarella Co's Mascarpone Torta with Praline! Oooh Baby!!!

            Otherwise, if you want to match terroir, we like St. Sup's Moscato very much with Point Reyes Blue.

            1. perk Feb 2, 2012 06:35 PM

              Just saw Giada do a fun little appetizer on her Food Network Show. Grapes rolled in walnuts and blue cheese. I'm sure the recipe is on the website. That sounds like it could work.

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              1. re: perk
                wally Feb 2, 2012 09:42 PM

                That goes back to Martha Stewart in the 80"s.

              2. Delucacheesemonger Feb 3, 2012 08:24 AM

                Just picked up a perfect Red Hawk at Cowgirl Creamery at the Ferry building, would also be great.

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                1. re: Delucacheesemonger
                  ChefJune Feb 3, 2012 01:17 PM

                  Stop, DCM! you're making me both hungry and jealous!

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                  viggianoa Feb 4, 2012 08:37 PM

                  I was told by a cheese monger that a wine should be paired with a cheese from the same region where the wine was made. I suggest looking into finding a cheese that was produced relatively close to the winery and see what turns up.

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                  1. re: viggianoa
                    sunshine842 Feb 5, 2012 12:20 PM

                    or from a similar climate, if you can't find something from the same region....

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