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Cheese pairings with Moscato?

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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  1. 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

      Bleu would be my choice, as well.

      Enjoy,

      Hunt

      1. re: Brad Ballinger

        WHat about a Gouda Cheese or smokey gouda? I am looking for the perfect gift for a dear doctor friend. I want to take a nice wine and cheese. What would you recommend?

        1. re: paulasuewho

          Are you specifically taking him a Moscato wine, or Gouda cheese, or are you just looking for a nice wine and cheese pairing?

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

          1. 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

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

            2. 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.