The best food pairings for dry oloroso sherry
The Spanish are more adventurous than us when it comes to matching sherry and food. I remember drinking a dry oloroso with roast partridge a few years back in Jerez. But what else could you pair with it?
Like amontillado dry oloroso is rich and nutty but the flavour is more of grilled than fresh nuts - dark and spicy with rich dried fruit flavours. it goes particularly well with game and dishes with light meat juices and sauces and with mature cheeses. Try:
Aged Gruyère and Comté
Mature Gouda and Mimolette
Roast partridge, pigeon and other game birds - especially served cold
Roast goose - (ditto. Oloroso is brilliant with goose leftovers)
Roast duck and red cabbage or with cinnamon pilaf as at Moro
Hot game pie
Braised ox cheek and oxtail
Iberico pork cheeks
Morcilla (black pudding)
Mushroom risotto (made with dried porcini)
More food and sherry matches:
- The best food pairings for fino and manzanilla sherry
- The best food pairings for amontillado and palo cortado sherry
- The best food pairings for sweet oloroso and PX sherry
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