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How to eat cheese

For many of us a sandwich with cheese and hot sweet tea - an unforgettable taste of childhood. But it turns out this is not the only way to enjoy the fine cheese aroma and taste. Cheese is also considered an excellent dessert.

There is a whole science of foods and drinks that perfectly complement the flavor of a particular cheese. What makes cheese tastier

The culture of cheese consumption originated in Europe and has a long history. Since ancient times, cheese and wine have been used together here, so over time, the rules for selecting the most suitable combination of these products have been formed. For example, fruit wines are ideal for white and fresh cheeses. Smooth, fatty cheeses taste better when washed down with slightly oily wines. The taste of a very salty cheese will balance the sour wine. Cheese with high acidity complements sweet wine well. For soft types of cheese, dry fresh red wine will be the best addition, but, as a rule, white wines are often served with cheeses. But for hard cheeses, the best accompaniment is sherry, port or slightly chilled red wine. It turns out interesting combinations of cheese and wine, which are made in the same region.

For those who like to surprise guests and experiment with tastes, we recommend trying how cheeses and beer are combined. The tasting should start with light cheeses and light beers, gradually moving on to cheeses with more pronounced aromas and stronger beer. At the same time, the beer should not be ice-cold: slightly chilled it is more aromatic. The main rule is not beer with cheese, but cheese and beer. Take a bite of the cheese, appreciate its aroma, and then take a sip of beer to enjoy the taste to the fullest.

As for the products, the taste of hard cheese is perfectly set off by nuts, dried fruits and fresh fruits, with the exception of citrus fruits. Fresh white bread, rye bread and crackers are served with cheeses. But be careful with the proportions: the taste of the cheese should not be drowned out by the taste of the bread. Hard cheeses are also added to soups, pasta, omelets, scrambled eggs and pies. It thickens sauces perfectly, is excellent when melted (fondue), harmoniously complements meat and vegetable dishes.  

Cheese serving rules

You also need to know how to serve cheese. If you intend to serve cheese as a dessert or a gourmet appetizer, you cannot do without a large, beautiful dish. It can be ceramic, porcelain, and even wood or marble. The main thing is to do everything neatly, beautifully and according to the rules.

Along the edge of the dish, they usually have hard cheese cut into pieces, crumbly cheeses in the middle, and soft cheeses a little to the side. Make sure that slices and slices of one type of cheese do not come into contact with cheese of other types, so that the flavors do not mix. True, experts believe that the taste of cheese is revealed better if it is cut into cubes, and not into thin slices, as we are used to doing at home. But you will not be able to cut the aged hard cheese into slices or cubes: due to its structure and the minimum amount of moisture, such cheese can only be crushed into pieces with a special knife or grated.

Along with the cheese plate are plates of grapes, apples, pears, raisins, figs and prunes. But, of course, you should not strive to daze guests with the number of varieties of cheese. If it is supposed that cheese will serve as an accompaniment for an aperitif, it is quite possible to get by with two or three types of cheese and crackers. As a dessert, the cheese platter can be varied and include a wider array of cheeses in a variety of textures and flavors. The cheese needs to be warmed to room temperature, so prepare the cheese platter well in advance.

A great combination is obtained when both cheese and drinks are made by the same manufacturer. Thus, table red and white grape wines DŽIUGAS® are best suited to Džiugas cheeses. And if the combination of the tastes of cheese and wine is already familiar to you, then try Legendinis DŽIUGAS® propolis tincture with a piece of Džiugas cheese. Notes of honey, poplar buds, wax and incense combine with a nutty and creamy flavor to ensure an unforgettable dining experience. By the way, the Džiugas company also produces the honey of the same name. And, as you know, hard aged cheese and honey are one of the classic flavor combinations.

Those who have not yet become a keen connoisseur of such an amazing delicacy as cheese will have a lot of exciting things to do. Take your pick, taste the cheese with friends, and you will definitely love this wonderful product.

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