We’re sure we don’t need to tell you that there are worse ways to spend your days than sipping teas, sampling chocolates, savoring marmalades, and nibbling cheeses. We did it all in the name of research, and now you can, too. Cheese+, our first-ever ultimate pairings guide, is packed with 193 perfect cheese pairings, and it’s on sale now! In the issue, you’ll find classic companions such as wine and preserves, as well as duos that some might call, ahem, wacky. (Pickled turnips and Limburger! Sour beer and brie!) We scoured the cracker aisle to find the best crunchy accompaniments for cheese. And we consulted the pros for instructions on how to conduct your own pairing experiments, answering a few age-old questions along the way, including: Should you sip wine before or after you’ve begun munching cheese? (Find out by purchasing the issue here.)
And because we love you, a few pairing articles are accessible right here on our website. Looking for something new to sip after work? Try out one of our cocktail recipes crafted exclusively to pair well with cheese.
Need a snack? Make the most of your pickle jar with these tips for pairing fermented veggies with cheese, or take things to the sweet side with these cheese and honey pairings. And what’s a perfect pairing without some amazing artisans? Our Cheese+ photo essay highlights some dynamic duos from the artisan food industry.
We’ve got a few web-exclusive extras, too. On Tuesday, April 29th, at 1:00PM Eastern, head on over to our Twitter page to participate in a live chat with cheese courtesan Madame Fromage about all things cheese pairings. Throughout the hour, we’ll be answering your questions and responding to your comments tagged with #CheesePlus — don’t be shy! We’ll also be hosting random giveaways during the chat, so set a reminder in your calendar now!
Finally, check out a Cheese+-centric blog post from our editor, Katie. Believe it or not, we had more pairings than we could fit into our packed issue, so we shuffled some extras into this lovely little roundup for you.