“Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese.” - Robert Louis Stevenson
Infuse a strong black tea with some honey and you have yourself a beverage to pair with old cheddar cheese.
Serve ripened cheeses at room temperature because cold can mask their flavours. To temper cheese, remove it from the refrigerator 30-60 minutes before serving, depending on the hardness of the cheese. Leave the cheese in a fresh, well-ventilated area and cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap to prevent drying.
For optimal taste, remove cheese from the refrigerator up to an hour prior to serving to allow it to warm up to room temperature.
When thinking of what to serve with cheese, consider sliced fresh, seasonal fruits like apples, pears, and figs.