• Understanding the Art and Science of Aging Cheese

    8 days ago - By Vine Pair

    I've taught hundreds of cheese and wine pairing classes across the United States. While cheese knowledge and preferences vary, there is one question I can count on being asked in every single class. It usually comes up when someone just fell in love with a new cheese.
    “How long was this aged?”
    Whether the cheese is a month-old Camembert or a three-year-aged Parmigiano Reggiano , the first question is almost always about how old it is. It's never “how was this one made?” or “what did the animals eat?”, though those questions are equally important to the flavors of the finished product. At...
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