“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.
Pair deeper, malty beers with nutty, aged cheeses. Try pairing a sturdy stout with old cheddar cheese.
Beers with a very pronounced hoppy flavour offer an intriguing matchup for delicious tart cheeses such as Extra Old Cheddar.