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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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    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....

    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!

      2. 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. 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.

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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. sunshine842 Jan 22, 2012 04:18 AM

              Me, too....

              1. 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

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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.



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