Cheese & Whiskey: A Match Made in Madison
Barrie Lynn, a self-proclaimed “cheese impresario,” often meets hesitation when she tells people to pair Wisconsin cheese with Tennessee Whiskey. But usually after a few sips and nibbles people are nodding in agreement. Do you think you're up for trading in beer and wine pairings for some stronger spirits?
I first tried Lynn’s pairings at a Japanese sake/Wisconsin cheese tasting in 2010 (Who knew rice spirits are so good with gouda?). In 2011, the festival offered pairings of rum and cheese, Scotch and cheese and dessert wines and cheese.