Cheese & Wine Tasting Congleton
There's nothing that we enjoy more than matching food & wine together, but you simply cannot beat the partnership of Cheese & Wine!
We've teamed up with cheesemakers 'Orsom Cheese' who are a sister company to the famous cheese makers 'Joseph Heler'. Their dairy farm is nestled away in the idyllic Cheshire countryside just outside of Nantwich, and here they make a stunning range of handcrafted artisan cheeses.
The Orsom brand is a new, contemporary cheese brand which makes 4 delicious local, artisan cheese's which can be found in shops and deli's as they have a real support towards 'Shopping Local'!
The 4 cheeses that they make on Laurels Farm each have their own personality and thus their own names. We'll be tasting the full range of cheeses on the night and they include...
Winston - The classic English mature Cheddar, rich in character. Matured to perfection - Typically 9 months of age.
Grace - The new approach to creamy English white cheese. A fresh, subtle English white cheese with mellow lemon flavours, replaced by a long lasting creamy flavour.
Woodew - A cheese that truly sets the quality for English smoked Cheddar. Individually smoked over cherrywood for a true depth of flavour with a smooth & sweet smoky finish.
Orsom Blue - No other words can describle this Blue other than ORSOM! This creamy, delicate blue cheese is mellow and smooth with gentle layers of creamy blue flavours. Delicious!
As well as having a beautiful range of cheeses to try on the night, we also need an equally as beautiful range of wines. As the cheese company is a young, contemporary brand we figured that as well as the 'traditional' matches, we'd try some slightly more quriky matches too (they will blow your mind!).
The wines we'll be tasting on the night...
A South African Chenin Blanc - A zesty, fresh & delicate Chenin Blanc which is the ideal match to the delicate and light English white cheese Grace.
An Argentinian Torrontes - A grape that's very much undiscovered which offers lots of white peach and gentle floral notes with an 'off-dry' finish. This matches perfectly with the creamy blue cheese.
A fruity, French Fleurie - This light bodied wine has lashings of red fruit and raspberry which is perfect when matched to the similar light bodied English white cheese Grace.
Rich, robust Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon - A South American beauty which is full of dark fruit and has a long smooth finish. This big red is the ideal match for the mature cheddar Winston!
A soft, fruity and spicy Rioja- A spicy, full-bodied wine which is rich & has all the character to pair with the smoky cheddar Woodew!
Ruby Port (We can't not showcase a Port, right?!) Big, bold and concentrated, this fortified wine is the traditional and perfect match for the rich flavours of the mature Cheddar Winston!
All tastings include a minimum of 6 high-quality wines, tasting notes, use of professional ISO tasting glasses and Audio-visual equipment.
This wine tasting evening is perfect for the food & wine lovers and is available to be purchased as a Gift Voucher!
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Course Date/Time: Fri 10th Nov 2017 at 7-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Lion & Swan Hotel