A well-curated vegan cheeseboard can be the centrepiece of any festive gathering, and what better way to enhance the flavours than with perfectly paired wines and beers? Whether you're hosting a holiday party or a casual get-together, the right beverage can elevate the taste experience and complement the unique characteristics of each cheese. In this article, we present wine and beer pairing suggestions for our four best-selling vegan cheeses: shamembert, bree, blue, and garlic & herb. By exploring the intriguing interplay between flavorus, we invite you to discover new dimensions of enjoyment with these somewhat festive combinations!
Want to take it up a notch, or explore booze free options? See our guide to unusual pairings... think spiced apple mocktails or mulled wine with a baked shamembert. But, if you're here for wine and cheer for beer... let's go:
The creamy and earthy notes of vegan camembert lend themselves to a range of harmonious pairings. We suggest exploring these options:
- Wine Pairing: Discover the enchanting combination of vegan camembert with a dry white wine such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. The crisp acidity and subtle fruitiness of these wines beautifully complement the richness of camembert, enhancing its delicate flavours.
- Beer Pairing: Indulge in the effervescence of Belgian-style Witbier or the complex spiciness of a Saison. These light and refreshing beers cut through the creaminess of camembert, offering a delightful contrast of flavours.
Vegan Brie (Bree)
With its buttery and delicate profile, vegan brie calls for pairings that accentuate it's earthy, but subtle nuances. Consider these combinations:
- Wine Pairing: Enhance the velvety texture of vegan brie with a medium-bodied white wine like Pinot Grigio or Viognier. The balance of acidity in these wines complements the buttery richness of brie while allowing its delicate flavours to shine.
- Beer Pairing: Embrace the comforting character of a Belgian Dubbel or a Brown Ale. These beers exhibit malt-forward profiles with caramel notes and a hint of sweetness, harmonising with the smooth and mild flavours of brie.
Our Vegan Blue Cheese
The bold and savoury nature of our vegan blue cheese invites pairings that can stand up to its intense flavours. Explore these options:
- Wine Pairing: Embrace the robustness of vegan blue cheese by pairing it with a full-bodied red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah/Shiraz. The tannins and fruitiness of these wines balance the sharpness of blue cheese, creating a captivating taste experience.
- Beer Pairing: Seek out the hoppy bitterness of an IPA or the rich maltiness of a Barleywine. These beer styles complement the tanginess and pungency of blue cheese, offering a dynamic contrast of flavours.
Garlic & HerbThe savoury and herb-infused character of our gournay style, dairy-free cheese opens up exciting possibilities for pairing. Consider these combinations:
- Wine Pairing: Unveil the enticing flavours of the cheese with a light-bodied red wine like Pinot Noir or Beaujolais. The acidity and fruitiness of these wines harmonise with the garlic and herb-infused profile of the cheese, creating a well-balanced palate.
- Beer Pairing: Delight in the fruity esters, spice notes, and effervescence of a Belgian-style Tripel or a Belgian Witbier. These beers heighten the savoury and herbal qualities of the garlicky cheese, complementing its creamy texture.
Unlock a new level of enjoyment for your festive nights in. As always, personal preferences play a role, so feel free to explore and experiment with different combinations to discover the ones that resonate with your palate. Cheers to a season filled with delectable vegan cheeses and perfectly paired beverages!