A Taste of Place: Canadian Cheese & Wine Pairings

Serving local treats and eats is always a great way to get the conversation started when you’re entertaining. So, why not set the mood for a convivial evening with some fantastic Canadian cheese and wine pairings? Get inspired by our selection of delicious Canadian cheeses and fine wines from Mission Hill Family Estate.

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Castello® Borgonzola & Five Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013

This semi-soft double-cream cheese combines the mild, supple flavour of Brie with a sharp accent of Blue cheese. Its creaminess is mirrored by the polished texture of this delicate Pinot Noir, and its saltiness perfectly complements the wine’s bright red fruit flavours.

Natural Pastures Comox Brie & Five Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013

The aromas of fresh soil and toasted almonds in this elegant Pinot Noir are also distinct in this graceful Brie. The wine’s soft earthiness is reciprocated in the cheese’s mushroomy rind, while the buttery texture inside gives the wine a long, elegant finish.

Fromagerie La Station’s Alfred Le Fermier & Five Vineyards Chardonnay 2013

This firm, unpasteurized, washed-rind cheese presents deep, woodsy flavour and a nutty aroma. The wine’s notes of spice and light oak are warmly complementary, while its hints of green apple and peach bring out soft herbal and floral overtones in the cheese.

COWS CREAMERY Extra Old Cheddar & Five Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2012

Both cheese and wine are smooth, rich and satisfyingly full-bodied. This cheese’s firm texture slowly reveals sweetness and sharpness, which soften under the wine’s robust tannins. A powerful pairing that leaves you with vivid notes of wild sage, sweet grass and vanilla.

Want to learn more about Canadian cheese and wine? Find out what’s behind their beautiful and distinct notes.


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