PER­FECT CHEESE PAIR­INGS

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Pulling to­gether a flaw­less cheese board is a pre­cise art, and once per­fected, it can be utilised at a whole host of oc­ca­sions! Pick your cheeses, add flavours that match, and wines that will com­ple­ment the ex­pe­ri­ence. Here’s the Mad Mil­lie guide us­ing cheeses you can make at home with your very own Mad Mil­lie Ar­ti­san Cheese Kit.

Cheshire

A salty, full-flavour that be­comes stronger and more crumbly with age. Best served at room tem­per­a­ture and, be­cause of its sharp flavour, with sweet ac­com­pa­ni­ments such as fresh ap­ple and pear slices, grapes or a dense fruit paste. Goes par­tic­u­larly well with a fruity red wine like a Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon. If you do de­cide to serve it with fresh fruit slices, it will also pair well with a sparkling white wine.

Feta

The sharp, salty taste com­bined with its creamy tex­ture makes it ideal for eat­ing with crunchy, fresh tastes. Wa­ter­melon cubes and basil leaves go ex­cep­tion­ally well with cubes of feta, but it also pairs nicely with wal­nuts, fresh and crunchy peach slices, or stuffed into sweet red mini pep­pers. Pair it with a great Pinot Gris.

Hal­loumi

Ex­cel­lent served freshly fried and still warm, yet per­fectly happy on its own on a cheese board, with no ac­com­pa­ni­ments. Best served at the be­gin­ning of a shin-dig, so you don’t have to aban­don your guests to fry and serve it pip­ing hot. Goes swim­mingly with a dry Rosé!

French Style Cream Cheese

Soft and spread­able with a slightly sweeter flavour than tra­di­tional cream cheese. Ex­cel­lent served with bli­nis or cir­cles of crusty French bread, thin slices of smoked sal­mon and capers for a stylish, do-it-yourself canapé. Al­ter­na­tively, blend it with finely chopped spring onions, fresh co­rian­der, and sweet chilli sauce as a de­li­cious dip for plain crack­ers. Cream cheese and sal­mon make a sump­tu­ous treat to­gether with a medium-bod­ied Chardon­nay.

Moz­zarella

You can’t go past slices of fresh moz­zarella with fresh cherry toma­toes, basil leaves, a driz­zle of olive oil, salt and cracked pep­per, served on a tooth­pick. Also goes well with tangy sun­dried toma­toes, cured meats and olives, and is well matched to a very light white wine with a crisp cit­rus flavour, like a fresh, mod­er­ately dry Pinot Gris.

All of these tasty cheeses (and more) can be made at home us­ing a Mad Mil­lie Ar­ti­san Cheese Kit. Make your cheese board a hun­dred times more im­pres­sive – and cater to your par­tic­u­lar tastes. All you need is the kit and milk – no prior ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired!

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