Cheese and Beer: These newfound friends in fermentation are all the rage in foodie circles. Why? Because while some cheese and wine pairings can set off fireworks, many are duds. Beer is easier to pair with cheese; it is a more forgiving medium allowing us to taste the subtleties of dairy. Joining us will be Tia Keenan, author of The Art of the Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude.
In addition, you’ll have representatives on both sides. Flying Belgian brews beers that can be described as having big, bold flavor and elevated alcohol levels. Belgian beers have long been known for their originality and experimentation. Kevin Connelly, Flying Belgian’s brewmaster, will discuss this tradition and his take on the science of brewing.
Slates & Plates has selected cheeses that will both highlight and complement Flying Belgian’s style. They’ll be there to breakdown and explain the process of cheese making, from milk and curds to aging. They’ll add interesting trivia and make your experience tasting through these pairings one to remember. Copies of The Art of the Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude will be available for purchase. Please reserve your spot: Price: $36 per person.