I came across this really cool resource for pairing cheese with the hooch of your choice. It’s called Cheese Cupid, and it matches cheese with either red wine, white wine, beer, or spirits. Cool huh?! In the mood for cabernet tonight, check out what pairs best. What about burgers and porter? The site even gives you the flavor profile of each cheese and recommends what to serve with it (i.e., fruit, nuts, olives).
I love cheese and this is a nice resource describing the flavor affinities of cheese and how they pair well with drinks. But then it got me thinking – Cheese Cupid is only Wisconsin focused, not that anything is wrong with that. This fact made me realize that again Washington needs to step up it’s game. First off, I think the Oregon Tourism Commissions advertising campaign has absolutely been kicking our ass. They’re compelling me to want to visit Oregon on their ads alone! Have you seen their food ad? Washington doesn’t have anything that touts itself this well, so Oregon has thrown down the gauntlet and now we have to do something to pick it up.
I did find this WA wine and cheese pairing sheet from the Dairy Farmers of Washington, but it doesn’t have the fancy little webpage that all the kids seem to love these days. Washington has so many things to be proud of and we need to share these attributes with the rest of the country. Our shellfish, beer, wine, produce, restaurants, etc. are all top notch – and even our cheese is great. Come on Washington! Get in the game!