Pairing wine with cheese is a well established norm. So the suggestion that beer is equally well suited to the task is often met with surprise, if not downright horror. But do not be surprised (or horrified) by such a notion. Beer and cheese grew up side by side in the fields, pastures and farming communities of our forebears and were enjoyed together for millennia.
Until recently the term beer was synonymous with light, generic, industrial lager. However, with the ascendance of the craft beer movement, that picture has been transformed dramatically. Sour beers, saisons, porters, not to mention the all-conquering IPA, are all now readily available from market stalls to supermarkets. That diversity of styles offers a myriad of possibilities when it comes to enjoying beer with a similarly vast array of cheeses.
Join us to eat, drink and unravel some great examples of these two ancient fermented foodstuffs. Alongside the cheese and beer, we'll also be serving accompaniments so we promise that you wont be leaving hungry.