A winning combo from Raymond Hook, cheese consultant in New York City. He brilliantly paired my zinfandel-based Clayhouse Adobe Red blend review with Seahive cheese from Beehive Cheese Company in Utah. This cow’s milk cheese has been rubbed with honey, adding subtle sweetness and has enough complexity to compliment the variety of grape flavors in this blended wine. It’s handcrafted, made in small batches and matured to perfection.
Firm cow’s milk cheeses, like this one, can pair well with most red wines. They have enough fat to balance the alcohol, sweetness to accent the fruit flavors and richness to create a balance with the acids.
Try it with the Clayhouse 2007 Adobe Red Zinfandel blend.