There’s always one friend who outs himself as a traitor once football season starts. The Cowboys, Tim? I mean really? Come on. You start to question everything you know about this person, every fond memory, every joke, every beer, until you’re left a paranoid mess who suspects that your friend Tim might be an android. He likes the Cowboys, you stutter by way of justification as you cower under your desk to avoid Tim’s sure-to-be x-ray laser vision. We’ve all been in exactly the same position, and if there’s one friend we’re terrified of losing more than all the Tims of the world, it’s cheese. We’re here to make sure this Super Bowl you can watch the game reassured in the knowledge that your cheese is wearing the same colors you are. This should also give you more time to think of good hiding spots to avoid Tim’s robotic super strength after his team loses.
If you’re rooting for the Broncos…
Congratulations! You’ve got one of the best quarterbacks of all time on your team! Maybe the fourth time is the charm for Payton, and if it is these cheeses will be the backbone of any good celebration. If not, cheese is also great for consoling the bereft.
Wisconsin Cheddar is famously sharp, and Widmer’s is no exception. It packs a tangy punch, hints at caramel and salt, and sports a slightly fruity finish. Definitely an exciting cheese for those make-or-break third downs Payton loves so much!
Alpine Gold is a semi-soft washed-rind cheese from The Farm House Natural Cheeses in British Columbia. The curd boasts the yellow-orange hue every Broncos fan should look for in their cheese, alongside a rich and savory taste with hints of flowers and grass. The cheese also goes great with golden ales, so you can impress your friends with your pairing knowledge, even though you were going to get the same kind of beer all along.
If you’re a Panthers fan…
It has been an amazing year for the Panthers, and the Super Bowl is the cherry on top of the 15-1 cake that Cam Newton and his offensive line helped bake. The Panthers are certainly one of the best teams in the NFL, and being relative youngsters to the league they have yet to bring a trophy home to North Carolina. If ever there were to be a year of Carolina supremacy, this is the one, so make sure not to mess up your Super Bowl party by not having enough cheese!