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Cheeses and Beers: A Journey of Discovery

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Cheeses and Beers: A Journey of Discovery

Once you begin pairing Canadian cheese with local and imported beers , the possibilities are endless.

An elegant tray, delicious and perfectly matured cheeses, a few fragrant beers, good crusty bread, and a few fruits are all you need for a successful "beer and cheese" tasting!

Perfect pairings

To appreciate the various flavours and textures of Canadian cheeses when served with beer, and to make the best of the ensuing harmonies and contrasts, we suggest you offer services of varied cheeses consisting of soft cheeses, semi-soft cheeses, firm cheeses, or even hard cheeses. We suggest three to four services to ensure success.

First service

  • Cheeses: Brick, Brie or Empereur, Havarti or a mild Cheddar, or Monterey Jack and Caciocavallo
  • Beers: light

Second service

  • Cheeses: Medium Cheddar, Saint-Paulin, Friulano, a cheese with a washed rind such as Oka or Sir Laurier d'Arthabaska.
  • Beers: lagers

Third service

  • Cheeses: Emmental, Gouda, Medium Cheddar, St-Pierre de Saurel
  • Beers: ales

Fourth service

  • Cheeses: Aged Provolone, Sharp Cheddar and young Parmesan
  • Beers: dark

With cocktails

For a tasting that takes place at the cocktail hour, serve smaller quantities of cheese and one or two different beers. Among the serving suggestions, you can choose whether to go with one or two services and then select cheeses and beers that have affinities in terms of taste and character or those that offer a certain contrast.

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