Welcome to Mouse & Grape’s curated wine and cheese blog! Jessica Summer, CEO and founder of Mouse & Grape, is thrilled to share her passion for pairing cheese and wine. If you love cheese or wine but feel uncertain about pairing them, you’re in the right place. This blog is dedicated to exploring cheese and wine pairing basics, helping you build confidence and experiment with different combinations.


How To Choose Restaurant Wine: Impress Your Date

13 February 2024

Across the UK, partners are gearing up to take their loved ones out for a special meal this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a blossoming romance or a love story many years in the making, going the extra mile can make all the difference. If you’re looking to impress your date with your wine knowledge, you’re in the right place. The task of navigating a restaurant wine list can often feel like decoding an ancient manuscript, but mastering this art is your secret weapon. With a bit of savvy and a few insider tips, you can turn this daunting task into an opportunity to showcase your wine expertise.


Mouse & Grape’s Must Have Items This Christmas

8 December 2023

Embrace the joy of Christmas with Mouse & Grape’s early festive treats! We have teamed our with some of our favourite wine and charcuterie suppliers for exclusive giveaways for those signed up to our mailing list. Delve into our exclusive selection from the best brands, specially curated to make your Christmas extra special. Discover our must-have wines and more for a fantastic Christmas dinner in the UK.


Mouse & Grape: Your Choice for UK Christmas Gifts from Overseas

8 December 2023

As the festive season wraps the world in its warm embrace, are you thousands of miles away from your loved ones in the UK? Worry not, for Mouse & Grape is here to bridge that distance. Specialising in luxurious cheese and wine hampers, we offer those living in Canada, America, Singapore, Hong Kong and beyond the perfect way gift their friends and family back in the UK this Christmas.


Planning Last Minute Christmas Parties?: Elevate Your Festivities with a Wine and Cheese Tasting

16 November 2023

Bring the joy of a Mouse & Grape event to your Festive season

The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re looking to host a unique and unforgettable Christmas gathering for your colleagues or clients, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a Mouse & Grape cheese and wine tasting experience. Elevate your corporate events with an exceptional last-minute option that’s perfect for team building, client entertainment, or a delightful celebration with your colleagues.


Uncorking History: The Art of Cheese and Wine Pairing

8 November 2023

A Taste of History of Cheese and Wine Hampers

The love affair between cheese and wine traces its roots back to antiquity. Cheese-making, with evidence dating back to 5500 BCE, and winemaking, around 6000 BCE, emerged independently in various ancient civilizations. Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Greeks were among the early cheese and wine enthusiasts. These ancient artisans laid the foundation for two of the world’s most cherished culinary traditions.


Elevate Your Home Cheese and Wine Tasting with Mouse & Grape Hampers

17 October 2023

Follow our tips to deliver a truly sublime exploration of flavours with a well planned pairing to wow your guests. Here’s our tips and recommendations for the perfect cheese board and wine pairing: When it comes to hosting cheese and wine tastings at home, there’s no better companion than a Mouse & Grape cheese and […]


Exploring Wine Pairings for Cooked Cheese Dishes: A Journey of Flavours

31 May 2023

When it comes to indulging in the pleasures of a delectable cheese dish, there’s something truly magical about experiencing the transformation that occurs when cheese meets heat. The flavours intensify, the textures evolve, and the result is an irresistible culinary experience. To elevate this experience even further, we must carefully consider the wine pairings that […]


The Rise of Natural and Orange Wines: Perfect Pairings with Cheeses​

29 May 2023

The Rise of Natural and Orange Wines: Perfect Pairings with Cheeses In recent years, a new wave of wine appreciation has taken the world by storm. Natural and orange wines, characterised by their minimal intervention winemaking processes, have captured the hearts of wine enthusiasts. With their unique flavours and intriguing profiles, these wines offer an […]


Embrace the Rind: Exploring the Hidden Delights of Artisan Cheese

18 May 2023

Cheese is a world of wonder, a symphony of flavours and textures that captivate our taste buds. While most of us indulge in the creamy centres of our favourite cheeses, we often neglect their outer layer—the rind. But let me tell you, dear cheese connoisseurs, there’s a whole universe of flavours waiting to be discovered […]


Chardonnay: The Most Versatile Grape Variety for Wine Connoisseurs

6 May 2023

When it comes to white wine, Chardonnay reigns supreme as the most versatile grape variety. Its adaptability to various climates and winemaking techniques has made it a favourite among wine enthusiasts worldwide. From buttery oaked American wines to elegant unoaked Chablis, Chardonnay showcases an array of flavours and styles that cater to every palate. In […]


Raising a Glass to Viognier

26 April 2023

Today, we raise our glasses to Viognier, the queen of aromatic white wines. As a wine connoisseur and cheesemonger, I am excited to celebrate this delicious and unique variety, today – the last Friday in April! It’s Viognier Day! Viognier is a grape variety that is known for its powerful aromas and complex flavours. Originally […]


Wine and Cheese Pairing for Different Palates: Bold, Sweet, or Mild

14 April 2023

Exploring the Art of Wine and Cheese Pairing: Matching Flavours for Bold, Sweet, and Mild Palates Hello, fellow wine and cheese lovers! I’m Jessica Summer, a wine and cheese expert and the founder of Mouse and Grape. Let’s dive into the topic of wine and cheese pairing for different palates. We all have different tastes […]

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What people say

“Jess was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and made the tasting an educational and enjoyable experience. Her professionalism added an extra layer of appreciation to every sip.”

Amy Anton

“This was a fantastic experience. The wine and cheese were paired to perfection and I learned a lot too! Jessica was very knowledgeable and made it a really fun evening. 5 stars – would recommend!”

Jack Byrne

“I ordered hampers for corporate gifts and they were extremely well received, with many of the recipients stating it was the best hamper they had ever been given. Great selection of cheese and wine and Jess was extremely helpful with placing the orders.”

Sophie Labarthe

“Jess hosted a wine and cheese tasting for my hen party. She brought a range of wines and cheeses which were all stunning, beautifully presented and so well thoughtfully paired. I would totally recommend her and wouldn’t trust anyone else!”

Jennifer Middleton

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