5 Sweet Wine, Blue Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Ideas
Blue cheese generally combines well with sweet wines from black grapes, and dark chocolate. here are our pairing ideas for a "meditation" board.
An interesting look, with a rich aroma and powerful personality: this is blue cheese. Made from the addition of Penicillium roqueforti and Penicillium glaucum to milk, blue cheeses have a "melt-in-your-mouth" texture and mild flavor when young, achieving a crumbly texture and spicy, piquant taste when aged.
They are important cheeses, as Italians say "for meditation," to be tasted with calm, and are best combined with a good dark chocolate and a sweet wine.
In this guide, we'll suggest some blue cheese, chocolate and sweet wine combinations for a special night.
It is challenging... but it can be done!
5 Pairings for a "Meditation" Cheese Board
- Made from Aleatico grapes, Aleatico of Elba is suited for pure chocolate, chocolate cakes or pies, and red fruits (panforte); it is also excellent with blue cheeses like Gorgonzola or Fourme d'Ambert.
- Made from Moscato di Scanzo (black muscat) grapes, Goccio di Sole wine combines very well with 70% dark chocolate and similar, as well as with blue and musty cheeses (Sweet gorgonzola).
- Aglianico Nero is made from black Aglianico grapes and pairs with dark chocolate, chocolate cakes, and lightly flavored medium-aged and semi-hard cheeses.
- Primitivo of Manduria combines well with medium dark chocolate, pies with chocolate and blackberries, and aged cheeses with a sharp taste.
- Dolce Nero is a Sicilian passito from Nero d'Avola grapes, ideal when paired with strong flavors, particularly 70% dark chocolate and hard, long-aged cheeses.
As you can see, blue cheese generally combines well with sweet wines from black grapes, and dark chocolate. Add some nuts to your board and have a good night!