Their enthusiasm and commitment are contagious and at the tasting session we were not disappointed. Served up enticingly on a slate slab were a selection of hard and gooey cheeses, each accompanied with a description of its pedigree and a carefully chosen wine.
Their choices brought surprising tastes to your palate, with the stand out favourite going to Banon from Provence and completed with a glass of Cuvee Marianne red, 2004 from Chateau Saint-Louis-La-Perdrix, Costieres de Nimes. This may sound really specific, but that’s what it is all about when you venture away from the cheese trilogy; cheddar, red Gloucester and Wensleydale with Cranberry, and a whole world of flavour, expertise and passion is unleashed.
The number of cheeses I could wax lyrical about are endless, so I’ll just suggest one more combo to look out for, try the Stilton matured in port from Leicestershire with the Moscatell, 2005 from Mas Estela, Costa Rosa. Oh, I do love a bit of Moscatell.
Every other Thursday, you can book in to attend a tasting session and benefit from their cheese based wisdom for yourself or visit their website and seek their expert advice, type in your favourite cheese and they will advise you which wine would best complement it. Calories? who's counting?
La Cave a Fromage