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Sippin’ & Nibblin’ Niagara wines & cheeses

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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Vanessa & I hit the road bound for Niagara to have a weekend of full of wine & cheese discoveries.  Naturally, one of our stops was an early morning amazing visit to Upper Canada Cheese Company.  After a tour of the facility & the aging rooms with Cheesemaker – Lauren Arsenault – she asked us to pair their signature cheeses with wines from nearby wineries. “We are always asked here at the store which wines to serve with the cheeses.”

With several bottles of VQA wines uncorked I rounded up the team of Savvy Sommeliers to roll up our sleeves and find delicious matches of cheese & wine. As the saying goes, “It is a tough job, but someone has got to do it”.

Here is a great video about Upper Canada Cheese.

If you have your favorite Niagara cheese & wine pairing, let me know!

Cheers & enjoy,
-Debbie

Upper Canada Niagara Gold


At Upper Canada, Lauren handcrafts her cheeses with milk from a herd of Guernsey cows from a farm down the road. The milk is high in minerals & contains plenty of fat which is key to the rich taste of their cheeses.

Niagara Gold is a washed rind cheese that is handcrafted into a large round that weighs 1.8kgs & is aged for 4 months (or even aged longer!) before it is sliced into wedges & available to enjoy. 

Savvy Sommeliers wine pairing recommendations:
White Wines

Red Wines

Sweet Wines


Upper Canada Comfort Cream

Comfort Cream is a camembert style cheese named to pay tribute to the Comfort family who were the first farmers to provide their Guernsey Milk for cheesemaking.

Savvy Sommeliers wine pairing recommendations:
White Wines

 Red Wines


Nosey Goat Camelot

A bit different from the other cheeses made at Upper Canada, Camelot is a semi-firm washed rind made with goat cheese. Lauren describes the cheese: Its rind is deliciously salty while presenting a cheese that is both delicate and fresh tasting.

Savvy Sommeliers wine pairing recommendations:
White Wines

 Red Wines

 

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