Cheese made with Port – an English speciality

Cheese made with Port Wine on the topLast week I visited John Greenwold owner of Wine Fantastic, our distributor in England. Wednesday he hosted a dinner for his clients so we could all meet, discuss and taste some wines. When the cheeses came to the table something that received my attention and intrigued me: meat-color cheese with a kind of sauce on the top. What is this? John told me that this is cheese aged in Port Wine for some time, gaining a slightly sweet flavor. I tried a slice and I liked it. But then a question emerged, should we drink it with Port?!? I decided to pair it with… water, it was late and my liver was begging for a brake!

I do not know its name, does anyone can help?

Oscar

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  • http://theportforum.com jeff

    unfortunately due to a number of various factors, it could be any cheese. In the states we have cheddar, swiss, goat cheeses blended with port wine so it could be anything.

    Was it crumbly? did it have little crystals when eating? It could be an aged cheddar.

  • http://www.quevedoportwine.com oscar

    Hi Jeff, thank you for helping me on this. It was very crumbly but without crystals. They told me the name but I can¡t remember. But cheddar sounds familiar…! Do you have anything similar, Port & Cheese in the States?

  • bob

    Here in “the States” we have WisPride Port Wine Spreadable Cheddar! It is tasty, cheap,easy-to-find and goes well with any cracker!

  • Joaquimgranja10

    Apos ler essa informação do envelhecimento de queijo em vinho do porto fez me lembrar a primeira reunião / almoço entre eu proprio joaquim granja, dirk nieport e eng jose matias onde surgiu penso eu a primeira ideia de envelhecer queijo serra da estrela em vinho do porto. Dai gostaria de saber se foi o john Greenwold a fazer em primeiro ou nos uma vez que a nossa experiencia tem cerca de dois meses.

    • Oscar

       Olá Joaquim,

      Este artigo sobre o queijo em Vinho do Porto é já de Fevereiro de 2010 e apenas explica uma longa tradição britânica de envelhecer o queijo em Vinho do Porto. A ideia não é do John, ele é que me a apresentou. Em relação a queijo da Serra da Estrela em Vinho do Porto, essa é de facto uma ideia que vejo pela primeira vez.