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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Wine and Cheese Pairings: How to Create an Exceptional Gift

11 April 2023

The Art of Gifting: How to Create Wine and Cheese Pairings Like a Pro. Welcome, fellow cheese and wine enthusiasts! I’m Jessica Summer, the founder of Mouse and Grape, a boutique online store that specialises in pairing the best cheeses with the finest wines all wrapped up into an elegantly packaged hamper and delivered straight […]


How to Make a Cheeseboard

9 July 2021

The most important part of a cheese and wine tasting is to have fun, experiment with different flavours and textures and discover your palate.

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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!”

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