Match of the week
Jasnières, Gorwydd Caerphilly and apple, pear and ginger jelly
With the icy weather it’s been a week for staying duvet-wrapped indoors as much as possible so I haven’t encountered my usual range of stimulating food and wine matches but this was a top one, facilitated by my friends Todd and Jess of cheesemongers Trethowan's Dairy.
They’ve just brought out a range of jellies to pair with their most popular cheeses and brought along the apple, pear and ginger jelly that goes with their own Gorwydd Caerphilly.
We partnered it with an off-dry Chenin Blanc, a Jasnières from Domaine Le Briseau and it was just lovely, the pear note in the wine blending harmoniously with the pear in the jelly, both complementing the subtle flavours of the cheese.
A good example of when a single cheese and the right accompaniment can be much more satisfying than a whole board of big-ego cheeses. And further proof, if proof were needed, how white wines can often out-perform reds.
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