Drinks pairings

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  • Sherry
  • Oloroso
  • Amontillado

Nut and caramel aromas will complement the nuttiness of Kingdom Cheddar.


Recommended Red:

  • Bodegas Lan Rioja, Crianza or Reserva – Preferably Reserva. Black cherry and blackberry with a velvety nuttiness and integrated vanilla from oak aging. Earthy development and floral qualities. Sufficient acid to complement the creamy Kingdom Cheddar. Crianza has a slightly lighter body and more red fruit characteristics, but would work as well.
  • Gagliardo Dolcetto d’Alba “Paulin” – Fruity and lighter in body, aromas of wild cherry with an interesting herbaceousness. This is a straightforward, easy-drinking “picnic” wine.


Possible Whites:

  • Gundlach Bundschu Chardonnay – Zippy citrus aromas combined with creamy honey will complement and simultaneously contrast with Kingdom Cheddar. The hint of oak fermentation mirrors the nuttiness of Kingdom Cheddar.
  • Allimante-Laugner Muscat d ’Alsace  – With a fruity Muscat nose, but with no sweetness, this wine would work well with Kingdom Cheddar, particularly if there is an element of spiciness in the complementary food.


BEER Pairings:

  • Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA – Fresh Meyer lemon citrus notes with moderate hoppiness and bitterness echo the sharpness of Kingdom Cheddar and leave the palate refreshed and awake.
  • Left Hand Brewing Company Nitro Milk Stout – Combines creamy coffee and mocha notes with pronounced toastiness complements the nuttiness of Kingdom Cheddar and emphasize the richness of the pairing.


Cocktail Pairings:

  • Sazerac – Rye Whiskey with a muddled sugar cube and bitters and a splash of Absinthe.
  • Blood & Sand – Blended Scotch Whisky with Blood Orange Juice, Cherry Brandy and just a touch of sweet vermouth



  • Blue Diamond Nut – Thins Smokehouse Gluten-Free Crackers
  • Salumeria Biellese Cured Meats: Coppa, Felino, Sopressata, Prosciutto
  • Bubbies Kosher Dill Pickles
  • Matiz Marcona almonds
  • Castel Vetrano, Picholine and Nicoise olives