BEER & CHEESE DIARY
It was the series finale of Downton Abbey, so I treated myself while I was watching!
- •Peña Gorda, goat's milk cheese, SpainCorrugated beige rind. White cheese with small cracks in the cheese. Smells mildly earthy and barnyardy. Firm, mealy texture. Flavor is sweet and mild, a bit musty, and fairly salty. // I did a little research and now that I know it's goat's milk, it all makes more sense. I am a fancy cheese novice.
- •Oskar Blues Ten Fidy, imperial stoutSmells boozy and dark. Tastes the same, with a hint of smokiness. Roasty and rich.
- •TogetherNeither seems to change the other too much at first impression. The beer definitely has a stronger flavor than the cheese. // Now that I'm out of cheese and on the second Ten Fidy, I realize that the cheese prolonged the smoky flavor of the beer. // The blurb I read about the cheese recommended pairing it with a pale beer. Hahaha!