National Wine and Cheese Day
"Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and the moon, or good people and noble ventures." - M.F.K. Fisher
There are some things in the world that were just meant to go together, like chocolate and peanut butter, oil and vinegar, rock and roll, and of course wine and cheese!
Wine And Cheese Day celebrates this eternal bonding. Pairings of food almost universally involve pairing an astringent food, like wine, with a fatty food like cheese. The reason isn’t just incidental, but in fact, is one of the secrets of culinary science that’s used in creating truly delectable meals.
Astringent foods have a tendency to bind with the elements in saliva that lubricate and cause them to clump and lose their ability to lubricate. This tends to leave us with a puckered mouth and nobody loves that! Even worse, the more you consume astringent foods the drier they make your mouth.
This is where the cheese comes in with its fatty texture and often pungent flavors. Each bite tends to coat our mouths just a little more making it lubricated with fat! We love the flavors, but the constant build-up of flavor can often be overwhelming, and that’s where wine comes to the rescue!
Wine And Cheese Day celebrates this pairing of foods and the ways they interact to make each one even more enjoyable!
How to celebrate Wine And Cheese Day: National Wine and Cheese Day encourages us to try wines and cheese in combinations we’ve never tried before; we can step away from our ordinary bottle and learn something new. Sampling the complexities in sweetness and acidity and comparing them at a tasting makes for an enjoyable experience. When we add friends to the adventure, National Wine and Cheese Day becomes a celebration, too!
Find a favorite wine and sample it with some of your favorite cheeses. Post photos of your favorite pairings on social media and tag #FarmsteadCW on Insta.