Sake and Cheese Pairing you say??? Definitely not what you expected to pair with sake. Our day started on the get go I hosted as well as promoted on behalf of my sake suppliers a special cheese and sake pairing. Our local Swan Valley Team from the Cheese Barrel Jordon & Mitch you couldn't ask for a better partnership. We had 7 types of cheese as well 7 types of sake to go with it.
Each having a beautiful character on its own and shine through with a match.
the selection of the cheese and sake were:
Urakasumi Junmai with Kytren Chevre (goats milk)
Koshinogoi Junmai Ginjo Yamandashiniski with Have OMG (triple cream)
Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai with Jensen Red
Sawahime Junmai Gold with Landana 500 days
Ippin Plum Nigori with Pyeganna Cheddar
Hakutsuru Koshu Junmai with Italian Blue Gorgonzola
Choya 3 aged Plum Liquer and Single Year with Shropshire Blue
The favourite combination of the day was the Ippin Plum Nigori Matching with Pyeganna Cheddar the texture match .Ippin Plum Nigori which is brewed to 10% alacohol then Plum Juice is added to bring it down again to 5%. Then with a textured and crumbly cheese like the Pygennda Cheddar with saltiness is combined with sake lees of the Nigori and then quickly dissolves the cheese going down . Peoples eyes lit up when they tried this match.
Favourite Cheese was Kytren Ash Chevre Goat’s Milk Gidgegannup, WA
The history of ash in the cheese making goes back hundreds of years. It was used as a method to protect the surface of young cheese. As years passed, they later discovered that it also greatly improves the surface moulds and how they grow on fresh cheese for ripening. It also adds a mild tangy and herbaceous flavor of the Chevre.
Our other supplier who attended were Nippon Food Supplies showcasing Sawahime Range
Supersake showcasing Namazake range
Daiwa Foods showcasing Choya Aged range
Groups came in packs participants were courteous and formed a line on their own as everybody wanted to try everything till end . We went over time and was sad to turn away the crowd who were queing to get in suppliers needed to head home and call it an unbelievable day!