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The Wine & Cheese Corner: Negroamaro Pairings

The Wine & Cheese Corner: Negroamaro Pairings


SACRAMENTO, CA

With Negroamaro being a generous and full-bodied red wine, I decided to take a bit of a risk with this week’s cheese pairings.  I chose three cheeses with distinct flavor profiles.

Wine:

The Wine & Cheese Corner: Negroamaro PairingsNegroamaro, Montepulciano, d’Abruzzo, Rosso, Copertino, Italy 2007

 

 

Cheeses:

Beemster’s Beemster Goat

Queso Tetilla, imported from Spain by Tony’s Fine Foods

La Fromagerie’s Pecorino Ubriaco

The Wine & Cheese Corner: Negroamaro PairingsFrom right to left: Beemster’s Beemster Goat, Queso Tetilla imported by Tony’s Fine Foods, La Fromagerie’s Pecorino Ubriaco

 

The Wine & Cheese Corner: Negroamaro PairingsBeemster’s Beemster Goat is a beautiful goat cheese from Holland that has been aged for four months.  It is smooth with a bit of a crumble and has a clean, sweet taste.  Though not my favorite pairing, it paired nicely with the Negroamaro and highlighted the depth of flavor in the wine.

The Wine & Cheese Corner: Negroamaro PairingsQueso Tetilla is a Spanish cheese imported by Tony’s Fine Foods.  It comes from the Galician region of Spain and is made from cow’s milk.  It is soft and smooth with slightly bitter and tangy flavors.  It was definitely my favorite pairing of the day.  The flavors of both the wine and the cheese really shone through.

The Wine & Cheese Corner: Negroamaro PairingsLa Fromagerie’s Pecorino Ubriaco is a pure sheep’s milk cheese that comes from Italy.  It has a very fruity and floral flavor.  It was delicious on it’s own or with crackers but was the worst pairing with the Negroamaro. The fruity tones of the cheese did not balance with the deepness of the wine.

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La Fromagerie 

Tony's Fine Foods

Beemster