There's Now Prosecco Flavoured Cheese, And We Don't Know What To Think
People claim you can never have too much of a good thing.
Cheese, for instance, is definitely a commodity that applies to this saying. Smothered on chips, slathered on toast, and lavishly grated over pasta, cheese seems to be something you can’t max out on. And who can forget those super posh cheese and wine nights.
Prosecco is another ‘good thing’ that I never tire of. While I’ve only had champagne about twice in my life, I can resoundingly state that I actually prefer prosecco to champagne, and that’s not just because of the pocket friendly price. Whack out a bottle of the knock off bubbly and you can be sure to have a wild- yet sophisticated- night.
However, while cheese and prosecco are 10/10 on their own, the prospect of combining them into some… bizarre… cheese-prosecco creation doesn’t actually get me going. Some things are meant to be combined such as donuts and croissants (a.k.a the cronut), or Oreos and peanut butter. But cheese and prosecco?
But just because something is unorthodox doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be given a chance. Championing this ideology are The Great British Cheese Company who have just created a prosecco flavoured Wensleydale cheese.
Now there have been a few pretty weird and a few pretty great food mashups that have been released this year. Amongst the best hybrids include the mince pie croissant, amongst the worst Tesco’s Candy Cane flavoured crisps, and amongst the weird comes KFC’s chicken bath bombs.
The Great British Cheese Company told Pretty52:
“You’ve probably heard of the popular at Christmas classic, Wensleydale with Cranberries. Wensleydale has a supple and crumbly texture and a milky freshness, paired with fruit such as Cranberries, the acidity cuts through rich cheese resulting in a balanced flavour. The idea to pair Prosecco and Raspberry with Wensleydale produces the same savoury, sweet and acidic flavour combinations. Crumbly but milky Wensleydale, sweetness from Raspberries and the acidity from Prosecco produces a creamy but sweet raspberry flavoured cheese, with the Prosecco acidity cutting through your palette as you taste the cheese.”
It doesn’t sound too bad I have to admit and the raspberries will no doubt help to tie the cheese and prosecco together.
Plus, this cheese is also pink. What better millennial addition to the cheese board could there be apart from a rose coloured Wensleydale? So chic.
Costing £4.50, this somewhat rogue creation is available to buy on The Great British Cheese Company’s website, which incidentally features other bizarre cheese hybrids such as Sticky Toffee Tastic and Whisky Mac.
So if you’re planning a slightly more rebellious Christmas cheese selection, The Great British Cheese Company are the people to go to.
Would you like to try this? Let us know in the comments.
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