Tempranillo And Blue Cheese

Weekend Wine And Cheese Recommendation

Spice up your weekend with a wedge of blue cheese and a rich glass of Tempranillo wine!

Blue cheese is a brilliantly varied category of cheese characterized by the presence of a blue mold called Penecillium that is entirely harmless to our bodies. There is a wide range in the intensity of blues available, but one of the more mild varieties that is good as an introductino to the world of blue is Point Reyes Blue Cheese, which is creamy and salty.

Tempranillo, a lesser known grape whose cultivation originated in Spain, is a full-bodied and aromatic wine that has deep plum and current notes and a little play on tobacco and vanilla flavors. While the Spanish kind is very good, there are ones cultivated in South America and Australia that are equally tasty.

These two vivid flavors are very complementary and would do well with chunks of a baguette.

For another great blue cheese and wine pairing, check out our suggestion of Morbier and Pinot Noir.