Serious Eats writer, Mike Reis, is sick and tired of the usual wine and cheese parties. In this pairing guide, he urges party hosts to switch up their normal routine, and introduce their guests to different styles of beer and cheese at their next soirée.
Tell your guests that you will provide the cheese, and ask each of them to bring a beer that falls within a certain range of styles or flavors. The goal is to explore the fullest range of beer flavors possible. Try to get eight pairings set up. This will allow you to really showcase a range of beers, cheeses, and the flavors that can occur when you match them up.