cheese accompaniments

From honey to quince paste to mustardo’s, Bristol Farms has the cheese condiment for you. Our cheese mongers can help you pair up the best condiment for your cheese selection. Don’t forget about our wonderful assortment of crackers and imported nuts.

Here are a couple of examples on traditional pairings:

  • Quince Paste- Manchego
  • Fig Jam – Aged Gouda
  • Pear Mustard – Piave or Reggiano
  • Orange Honey – Saint Agur

Olives and Tapenade
Here at Bristol Farms, we have a great variety of olives from all over the world. Many of our shops have olive bars so you can pick from one of our mixes, or you can create your own. Choose from Greek Kalamata Olives, Italian Cerignola, French Picholine, Moroccan Oil Cured olives, and many, many more.

Wine and Beer Pairing
Wine is a natural compliment to cheese. Stick to these simple rules, and you will be ok:

  • Semi Soft - Non-oaky, medium-acid wines such as a light chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, or a light-bodied fruity Pinot Noir.
  • Soft Ripened - Non-oaky chardonnay, sparkling wine or light to medium-bodied Pinot Noir or Syrah.
  • Semi Hard – red wines, full-bodied white wines, such as chardonnay, or older vintage red or white wines.
  • Hard Cheese- fruit-forward or sweet wines.
  • Fresh or Soft Goat – sparkling wine.
  • Blue - sweet wines, sparkling wines, dry Riesling, dessert wines.
  • Washed-Rind – fruity, semi dry white wines such as Riesling or light fruit-forward red wines.

Many people do not realize that beer also goes well with cheese. Why not try one these combinations:

  • Lighter flavored cheese pairs well with lighter flavored beers.
  • Strongly flavored cheese such as Gruyere or Brick cheese goes well with strongly flavored beers.
  • Traditional aged cheese such as aged Gouda or cheddar goes well with beers with a malty flavor or sharp bitterness.
  • Sweeter cheese goes well with fruity beer.