Beer & Cheese Pairing Going Mainstream

For anyone who missed it, I wanted to point you in the direction of a wonderful piece which appeared in Wednesday’s Chicago Sun-Times about why beer (not wine!) and cheese make an ideal match; it makes for a great Friday-afternoon-when-you-want-to-be-anywhere-but-the-office read. To quote the article a bit,

It’s a preference borne of passion, but there is a strong scientific basis for arguing beer’s companionship with cheese rather than wine, says Matt Parker, who ran the Lincoln Square cheese shop the Cheese Stands Alone for five years.

And my personal favorite excerpt:

“Wine and cheese are like neighbors, but beer and cheese are like family,” Parker says.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending a beer and cheese dinner, do yourself a huge favor and hunt one down (or throw your own). You’ll swear you’ve died and gone to heaven (I did)!

For beer & cheese pairing recommendations, check out this handy PDF, also from the Sun-Times.

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