Cheese with port. Advice required

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benread
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Cheese with port. Advice required

Post by benread » 17:14 Fri 06 Oct 2017

A friend is buying the cheese for a dinner tomorrow. We have a bottle of Krohn 1967 ( supplied by Tony direct to my friend ).

What cheese would people recommend. Indulgences welcome!


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Re: Cheese with port. Advice required

Post by idj123 » 20:38 Fri 06 Oct 2017

My go to cheese for the Kr67 would be a nice Manchego, mild but nutty- should complement it nicely.

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Post by LGTrotter » 20:42 Fri 06 Oct 2017

Mimolette. Or Montgomery's Cheddar. Sharpham's Rustic. Lord of the Hundreds, if they still make it. Parmesan, the older the better. Cheese is terrific.

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Re: Cheese with port. Advice required

Post by Doggett » 21:52 Fri 06 Oct 2017

18 month old matured Comte for me please

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Post by Glenn E. » 22:07 Fri 06 Oct 2017

Any of the following, though the first two are both the best and the most obvious:

Serra da Estrella (duh)
Queijo da Serra (the non-PDO version of Serra da Estrella)
white Cheddar, English Coastal preferred
Comte
Gouda
Manchego
aged Parmesan
aged Asiago
Beecher's Flagship (might be hard to find in London as it's Seattle-based)
Stilton, but not blue Stilton
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Re: Cheese with port. Advice required

Post by AHB » 20:30 Wed 11 Oct 2017

They do still make Lord of the Hundreds.

I would recommend one of your local cheeses - Sussex Charmer.

(I know it's too late, but for reference in case someone else in the future wants a cheese suggestion to match a 1967 colheita.)
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Re: Cheese with port. Advice required

Post by benread » 20:59 Wed 11 Oct 2017

I did suggest a Sussex charmer but it is also quite hard to get hold of. The aged Parmesan was very good though.


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Post by PhilW » 21:09 Wed 11 Oct 2017

Doggett wrote:18 month old matured Comte for me please
Well said that man - my favourite cheese :)
Our local market has a 22 month old that is perhaps the best I've had (better than the 24/30/36month olds I've tasted). Talking to the cheesemonger, it seems that the season/time of year when it is made affects the flavour significantly also.

Personally, I tend to Comte, Lincolnshire Poacher and the like for with tawny, and the gentler soft blues for with ruby (though not where you want all the flavour nuance, in which case I would suggest no cheese).

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