Unusual festive pairings to complement our cheese

The festive season calls for indulgent flavours and delightful pairings, and what better way to celebrate than with a festive vegan cheese platter? Whether you're a vegan, entertaining vegan guests (and want everyone to be able to share!) or if you're simply looking to explore plant-based alternatives, vegan cheeses like ours... styled on camembert, brie, blue cheese, and gournay offer a world of possibilities. In this article, we'll explore how to elevate these vegan cheeses with seasonal beverages and complementary flavours, creating a festive taste experience that will impress your guests and tantalise their tastebuds!

Shamembert. Our vegan Camembert - A Creamy Delight: Vegan camembert, with its creamy texture and earthy notes, pairs beautifully with an array of festive flavours. Consider these combinations:

    • Mulled Wine: The warm spices and fruity aromas of mulled wine complement the richness of camembert, creating a cozy and sophisticated pairing.
    • Spiced Cider: The sweet and spiced flavours of cider harmonise with the earthiness of camembert, adding a touch of warmth to your taste buds.
    • Non-Alcoholic Option: A sparkling booze-free apple cider or a cinnamon-infused mocktail provides a festive and refreshing alternative.
Bree - Vegan Brie - Buttery and Delicate, with its velvety texture and subtle flavours, lends itself to a range of delicious pairings. Try these combinations:
    • Champagne or Sparkling Wine: The effervescence and acidity of champagne or sparkling wine cleanse the palate and enhance the delicate creaminess of brie, creating a luxurious taste experience.
    • Pear and Ginger Infused Tea: The gentle sweetness of pears and the warmth of ginger elevate the flavours of brie, offering a delightful balance of flavours. Try letting it cool and using it in cocktails! Added to gin or soda, it works a treat.
Vegan Blue Cheese - Bold and Savoury: our vegan blue cheese pairs wonderfully with complementary flavours. Consider these combinations:
      • Port Wine: The sweetness and richness of port wine complement the sharpness of blue cheese, creating a classic and indulgent pairing.
      • Cranberry and Orange Punch: The tartness of cranberries and the citrusy notes of orange brighten the intensity of blue cheese, offering a vibrant and balanced taste experience.
      • Non-Alcoholic Option: A spiced cranberry or pomegranate mocktail provides a refreshing and tangy accompaniment to the bold flavours of blue cheese.
    Garlic & Herb - Gournay Style - Creamy and garlicky, it lends itself to a range of delightful pairings. Try these combinations:
        • Spiced Hot Chocolate: The richness and sweetness of spiced hot chocolate offset the savoury notes of the cheese, creating a unique and cozy flavour combination. Honestly, sounds odd but give it a go!
        • Mulled Apple Cider: The warm spices and natural sweetness of mulled apple cider complement the creamy and savoury profile of the garlic & herb cheese, offering a comforting and well-balanced pairing.
        • Non-Alcoholic Option: A herbal tea with flavours like thyme, rosemary, or sage can provide an aromatic and savoury match for our Garlic & Herb.

      So there you have it, loads to explore! Elevate your festive cheese platter with these delightful pairings and see what you think... Whether you opt for traditional beverages like mulled wine and spiced cider or explore non-alcoholic mocktails, these combinations will create a taste experience that embodies the joy of Christmas! Experiment with flavours, textures, and aromas to find your perfect pairing, and delight your guests with a festive cheese platter that celebrates the versatility and deliciousness of vegan cheeses. Cheers to a season filled with flavour and festivities!

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