This summer we’re keeping it simple, quick and easy – without compromising flavour or quality! Whether you’re hosting cocktails or a backyard party, we’ve got four tasty pairing combinations that are packed with complementary flavours and requires no prep, which means less cleanup and you can get right to your summer fete.
Ginger Teriyaki Charcuterie Board and Pairings
Complement the sweet flavours of toasted teriyaki and floral ginger with nutty cheeses and a refreshing extra pale ale to elongate the overall flavour profile.
You’ll Need: Raclette cheese, grilled pineapple, almonds, and lightly toasted bread with olive oil.
Korean BBQ Beef Charcuterie Board and Pairings
The trick to smoothing out the charred soy flavours of Korean BBQ beef is by indulging in a rich, creamy, sharp cheese, like Morbier, and a light bodied, low-tannin red wine like Shiraz.
You’ll Need: Morbier cheese, sesame seed crackers, bell peppers, and assorted nuts.
Szechuan Peppercorn Charcuterie Board and Pairings
It’s all about contrast with this pairing! Temper the sharp, rich flavours of the Szechuan peppercorns with a creamy but bold Gouda. Enjoy these with a light bodied ale, like a Pilsner, that won’t mask the sweet and sharp flavours.
You’ll Need: Gouda cheese, water crackers, olives and sundried tomatoes.
Sweet Chili Pork Charcuterie Board and Pairings
When it comes to a sweet and spicy pork, it’s best to pair with a light and creamy cheese that will complement the earthy sweet flavour and lighten the chili kick. To quench your thirst, try a sparkling semi-dry white wine to help cut through the richness.
You’ll Need: Brie cheese, roasted peppers, sundried tomatoes, and lightly toasted bread.