Here’s another famous pairing. It might seem a bit heavy for summertime enjoyment, but there’s a great idea here waiting to happen.
Why it works: This is a study in contrast, the sweetness of the wine vs. the salt of the cheese. Both tend to be fairly creamy in texture, creating a bridge that unites the two in harmony.
How to make the most of it: Roquefort Blue Cheese Dressing
Summer is time for salads, but sometimes you want something big and bold. This is the perfect opening for a lovely Roquefort dressing, perhaps to top a nice grilled chicken salad with spicy greens.
Try This Recipe
Wines to try: Sauternes can be a bit much in the summer. You can get much the same effect by reaching for something a bit less sweet from Bordeaux, say a nice Loupiac, one of Sauternes lesser known siblings! Try it with a light chill.
Château du Cros
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