Saturday, 24 April 2010

Another great beer and cheese pairing

Strathdon Blue with Brewdog Punk IPA.

Strathdon is a Scottish blue slightly milder and creamier than Stilton. With respect, this is a beautiful cheese. In this pairing earthy, milky, salty rounded flavours from the cheese are embraced by the full on floral hops and broad bitterness that cuts straight across the fat. This works mainly on the basis of contrast but the C hops really pick up on the earthy creamy texture, something I have found with beers heavily hopped with bold, pungent American hops, they work well with creamy blues. The only non-ideal part of this pairing is that it's the day after St-George's day and I'm drinking Scottish beer with Scottish cheese.


Ed said...

The drinking class has no country so don't worry about it.

Rob said...

True. Will try and pair this cheese off with other American style IPA's in future.

Leigh said...

I see where you're coming from here - big, bold flavours.