Match of the week
Stilton quiche and white burgundy
This week’s match of the week is the perfect illustration that you shouldn’t be led astray by your basic ingredient.
You drink port with Stilton, right? Not when it’s made into a quiche when the fact that it’s combined with onion, bacon and cream is more important when it comes to choosing a wine.
And the fact that you’re likely to be having it as a starter or main course rather than at the end of a meal.
I had a bottle of white burgundy open - Domaine Dampt Chevalier d’Eon Bourgogne Tonnerre 2019 - that I’d been tasting which went perfectly, echoing the creaminess of the filling. In fact it’s a good recommendation on its own account. The vineyards lie just outside the Chablis region which is reflected in the price (£15.49 or £13.89 if you mix 12 or more, from Averys and Laithwaites.
I made a similar quiche a few years back that I paired with a Fleurie and that went really well too.
Incidentally the quiche was part of my self-imposed ‘giveupstockingup’ challenge this month during which I’m trying to live off my fridge, freezer and storecupboard.
For other suggestions as to what to drink with white burgundy see here
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