– Region: England, Kent
– Grape: Pinot Noir based blend
– Alcohol: 11%
– Style: Crisp & Fruity
These 3 of my favourite Folc English Rosé and British cheese pairings:
- White Lake Dairy Driftwood – Intensely rich, smooth, and creamy developing to a full-flavoured, tangy finish. The cheese is perfectly matched with the dry wine with high acidity and creates a delicious flavour explosion!
- White Lake Dairy Rachel – I love this goat’s cheese. It is so unusual being a semi-firm alpine style of cheese and not too overly goaty. The cheese has a delicious nutty, creamy, caramel popcorn flavour and is delicious with this wine. More mellow than driftwood this is an example of flavours complementing and combining.
- Colston Bassett Stilton – not your usual cheese and wine pairing. One would have assumed that the blue cheese would overpower this more delicate rosé but it really works! The creamy salty cheese with bursts of blue mould brings out the red fruit flavours in the wine and makes it taste even more fruity.
British Rosé can easily give a popular Provence Rosé a run for its money. Usually, this dry and pale style of wine is infamous in regions like Provence and the Lorie Valley. Here I am offering a more unusual alternative. British wine has gained popularity in recent years and is known for its delicate, crisp, and fruit-forward taste, often with notes of strawberries and cherries. I have chosen this wine mostly because I think it is delicious and love the unique terroir harnessed by the Kent winemakers but also because I love the ethos and story of the brand with their mission to produce quality English wine with a modern mindset focusing on quality, sustainability, and inclusivity. I greatly admire Elisha who is one of the co-founders and also one of the very few female BAME co-founded UK wine producers and makes a fantastic Rosé wine!
If you would like to read more cheese pairings I recommend, please click here to read my blog about creating the perfect, giftable pairings!