Cheese Tasting Tips to try at Home from Ron Pieters

You just arrived home after a wonderful cheese and wine tasting at the Reypenaer Proeflokaal. You are keen to experience these taste sensations once more, but how did it work again? Well, to create an exciting tasting experience is both simple and complicated. Tailoring different food products depends on whether they reinforce or complement each other.

The case where two products strengthen each other:
My suggestion is that you look for small taste similarities. For example nuts, wood, herbs or fruit can make a tasting experience more intense. Take for example the Reypenaer XO Cheese, which has on tasting, something of walnut & nutmeg flavour. To strengthening this taste characteristic, you could try a walnut liqueur in combination with this 2 ½ year old cheese made with summer milk.

The case where two products strengthen each other:
Take as an example Wyngaard Chèvre Affiné, our 4 months matured goat’s cheese, in conjunction with a lychee liqueur from the House of Bols. The fresh taste of Bols Lychee liqueur together with the Wyngaard Chèvre Affiné cheese provides a creamy goat / fruit flavour so that your taste buds will open and you experience a pleasant sense of tranquillity in your mouth. Sour acids disappear as does the sharper tang of the cheese. In this way, the taste experience is supplemented as one product brings the other to a higher altitude in taste.

So if you want to experience once again that Reypenaer Proeflokaal sensation at home, don’t be shy of taking risks and experiment with flavours. This will eventually create more pleasant taste experiences that can surprise you every time. To stock up on Reypenaer Cheeses, you can visit our online shop – we  ship our cheeses worldwide!

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Cheese Tasting Tips to try at Home from Ron Pieters

 

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