Black Bee Honey from Sicily – tasting with cheeses

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Sicilian Black Bee Raw Honey

Black Bee Honey from Sicily – tasting with cheeses. We all know that bees make honey. But not just honey; beeswax, honeycomb, propolis and royal jelly too. However, this article is about Sicilian Black Bee honey, which, like wine, comes in different flavours according to where the beehives are. And like wine, these can match different artisanal cheeses to a greater …

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Dosage Zero, Champagne Paillard with Crofton Cheese

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Champagne Bruno Paillard Dosage Zero

Dosage Zero, Champagne Paillard with Crofton Cheese Dosage Zero is a specialist Champagne from Bruno Paillard. I’ve written about this Champagne House previously, so rather than repeat myself, see here for my piece on what Champagne Bruno Paillard is all about. In style, the wines from this Champagne House are usually Extra-Brut, with minimal residual sugar, designed to let the land …

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Book Review: The Oxford Companion To Cheese

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Book Review: The Oxford Companion to Cheese

Book Review: The Oxford Companion To Cheese Imagine the world without cheese. I wonder if you can. For me, that’s a vision of hell. If you feel the same way, then you really should invest in the newly published The Oxford Companion to Cheese. Billed as “the first truly comprehensive reference work dedicated to how four basic ingredients – milk, …

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Cheese and wine matching: Top tips and classic matches

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Cheese and wine matching: ten top tips and classic matches

Cheese and wine matching: Top tips and classic matches It is hardly surprising that there is a long history of wine and cheese pairing, as both products have long had local origins and identities. We don’t know exactly when and where cheese making started. Possibly it was when sheep were domesticated, around 8,000 BC. We do know for sure that …

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