Cheese and beer have a longstanding relationship, although the former is really more into selling heroin. The delicious milk-based food products, on the other hand, have always been associated with wine, at least until the arrival of the first-ever Portland Beer and Cheese Fest this Sunday.
Cheese Bar owner and reigning Cheesemonger Invitational world champ Steve Jones will play matchmaker for 10 local brewers and complementary curds, and firmly believes beer is a better mate for cheese than wine since the suds have hundreds of distinct flavor profiles (vs. about three for wine), plus, beer is grain-based and cheese comes from grain-fed animals... and now, you finally have an excuse to drink beer!! Some of the pairings:
Published: June 15, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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