Looking to match wines with Cheese & Chocolate?

wine cheese choc tasting evening nov 2013

At Honest2Goodness Cafe, we recently hosted an evening of Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting, where 50 enthusiasts gathered to taste, savour and enjoy combinations of these three wonderful products.

These were our recommendations on the night, which all went down very well indeed! All of these wines, chocolates and cheeses available at Honest2Goodness Market every Saturday… and since that tasting evening, we have added even more with the arrival of Dovinias chocolates with their amazing flavours!

Chocolate & Wine Pairings

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Chez Emily 70% Nibs  Co. Dublin

Dark chocolate Cocoa Nib

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Domain Galevan Cotes du Rhone Villages 2011

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Chez Emily Dark Honeycomb  Co. Dublin

Crunchy golden honeycomb pieces in smooth Belgian dark chocolate.

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Primitivo di Manduria Sud 2011

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Chez Emily Praline Co. Dublin

Crunchy millk chocolate Praline

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Chateau Du Haut-Mayne 2009/2010

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Magic Mayan Mucho Mocha Co. Clare

Savour the flavour of coffee and roasted hazelnuts. The cacao used is raw, organic and ethically traded from small scale producers in Peru, coming from the criollo variety, known as “The Queen of Cacao”.

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Valenciso Tinto Reserva 2006, Rioja DOC

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Magic Mayan Black Velvet Co. Clare

A very dark bar with 85% cocoa solids, especially suitable for diabetics. The cacao used is raw, organic and ethically traded.

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Vigna Sant’Angelo Riserva 2005/2006

and then our wine & cheese pairings…

Cheese & Wine Pairings

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St Tola Ash Log Co. Clare

Organic goat’s cheese rolled in traditional food grade ash. The ash slows down the development and maturation of the cheese and after a few weeks of handling, an elegant, smooth textured and full flavoured cheese emerges.

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Pouilly Fume Jean Pabiot 2012

Chateau Reynier Blanc 2012

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Glebe Brethan  Co. Louth

Hard cheese made from unpasteurised cow’s milk.Smooth, mild and slightly salty with a subtle sweet nutty overtone. Reminiscent of Comtè, Gruyére, Beaufort.

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Falanghina Rocca del Dragone 2011

Chateau Lamartine, Cotes de Castillon 2010

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Mossfield Mature Cheddar  Co. Offaly

Organic cheese made broadly in the gouda style. The cheese is made with vegetarian rennet from pasteurised cow’s milk. Zingy aftertaste, crystalline texture and a distinct nutty taste.

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Montalto Pinot Grigio 2012

Nespolino Bianco IGT Rubicone 2012

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Shepherds Store  Co. Tipperary

Semi-hard cheese made from pasteurised sheep’s milk. Firm and compact consistency and a buttery texture. The cheese has a distinctive flavour, well developed but not too strong, creamy with a slight piquancy, and leaves an aftertaste that is characteristic of sheep’s milk.

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La Ganghija Barbera d’Alba 2010

Pecorino Luigi Valori 2010

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Crozier Blue ,Co. Tipperary

Semi-soft blue cheese made from pasteurised sheep’s milk. When young, the cheese is firm and crumbly, and at around six weeks has a tangy flavour. As the cheese ages it becomes creamier, developing a fuller flavour.

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Sybille Kuntz Auslese 2003

Teluccio

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