How to Serve Castelmagno Cheese: Pairings and Tips
How to serve Castelmagno cheese in order to enhance all its organoleptic characteristics? Here some suggestions on the wines and honeys that best pair with it.
Castelmagno: cheese and honey pairing
Castelmagno DOP can or better should also be enjoyed by itself. Cstelmagno combines perfectly with strong flavored honeys such as chestnut honey or Melata honey (an Italian forest honey) drizzled over it. But if you don't like obvious pairings, try it with a sweet onion chutney.
Castelmagno: cheese and wine paring
The Castelmagno wants a big wine and pairs best with the great wines from the Piedmont region: Barbaresco, Nebbiolo d'Alba or the great and revered Barolo. Though, a Barolo could also overwhelm the rather mild taste of a young Castelmagno, so it is better to choose a blue-veined Castelmagno, aged for at least 4-5 months. However, if you plan to cook a risotto with Castelmagno and wine, Barolo is an excellent choice as much of its power evaporates during cooking.
Another wine which pairs well with Castelmagno is Aglianico del Vulture, a very ancient Italian red wine hailing from the southern region of Basilicata.