This savoury combination is so perfectly matched that scientists have even taken to explaining why cheese and wine are so perfectly paired. In a nutshell wine is classified as an astringent food due to the acidity and tannin content, and cheese is classified as a fatty food due to its high fat and high protein content. When pairing astringent foods with fatty foods, they oppose one another to create a perfectly balanced mouthfeel.
We have selected an assortment of top quality cheeses from local and international producers to enhance your pairing experience. We carefully reviewed each wine based on its acidity, sweetness, body and structure to ensure a perfect match as cheeses also vary in moisture content, fat content, texture and flavour. http://www.benguelacove.co.za/article/cheese-and-wine-pairing
To enjoy an optimum experience, it’s recommended to take a sip of wine and then a bite of cheese. With each sip of wine your mouth grows more accustomed to the pairing and thus highlighting the flavours more clearly. http://www.benguelacove.co.za/article/cheese-and-wine-pairing
The cheese and wine pairing is available from 1 October at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate’s Tasting Room at per person. Gift vouchers are available. *Cheeses may vary from time to time depending on availability.