Does Vodka pair well with the Cheese
Think of great pairings in the world, and the combination of alcohol and cheese surely lies somewhere at the top. It’s a tale as old as drinking itself – and if you find the right combination, it’s nothing short of magical.
Now while most people swear by wine and cheese, the truth is that there’s no reason why you can’t pair cheese with spirits. The nuanced flavours especially work well together, and the fact remains that the high alcohol content of the spirit can cut through the fat that cheese has to offer. The vodka and cheese combination, if you ask us, is definitely a big hit!
But can you pair your delicious serving of Rahasya Vodka with any cheese? Gouda? Mozzarella? What about blue cheese vodka? Maybe. If you ask us, mellow, creamy cheeses, especially, will compliment vodka perfectly.
But does that mean that you need the most expensive vodka in the world or the best vodka drinks to enjoy the combination?
Well, no. Turns out, neat vodka or simple vodka cocktails will do the job for you just fine! And if you’re looking for the best cheese with vodka combinations, well, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are three of our best picks!
Cheddar and Vodka
Cheddar is a creamy yellow and naturally light variant of cheese that is globally loved. Head to a store you will find a variety of colour options – everything from milky white to even cheeto-bright orange! The more orange varieties are made with a natural dye called ‘annatto’, whereas the lighter shades are usually more natural in their form.
Humans first taste with their nose, so it’s important to remember that young cheddar can often smell mild, milky and sweet, but aged cheddars can have a more, for the lack of a better phrase, funky aroma.
All said and done, cheddar truly is one of most versatile cheeses, easily available and goes perfectly with a glass of your Rahasya Vodka!
Blue Cheese and Vodka
First things first: there’s no ‘one type’ of blue cheese. It’s a generic term used for cheese produced with cow’s, sheep’s, or goat’s milk that has been pasteurized and subsequently ripened with cultures of the mold ‘penicillium’.
Although blue cheese isn’t for everyone thanks to its salty, sharp flavor and a pungent aroma, it finds its way on many charcuterie boards and well, even on this list!
First made in France and Italy, Blue Cheese eventually found its way to various parts of Europe and North America. Depending on where it’s made, its texture varies from crumbly, salty, and sharp to softer, creamy, and mildly earthy.
To make it more palatable, some variants are enriched with cream and have a soft middle. If you eat with your eyes, know this: blue cheese is known for having green, blue, gray, or black veins or spots of mold all over it – so many you should blind taste it first!
Blue cheese pairs exceptionally well with fruit and nuts, and in our opinion, your Rahasya Vodka too!
French Cheese and Vodka
Yes, as the name suggests, these are cheeses from France – soft, smooth and oh-so-delicious. The most famous ones include Brie and Camembert, but there’s also more ‘regionally famous’ ones like Epoisses, Gaperon, Mont d’Or, Munster and Saint Nectaire – which some claim is the greatest French cheese ever!
Whatever your pick, our suggestion is simple: pair it with a glass of your favourite Rahasya Vodka and you won’t be disappointed!
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