When I spoke with Bill Herlicka from White Birch Brewing, he suggested that beer and cheddar are an excellent combination. I did a little research, and found that the cheesemakers at Cabot totally agree with him.
So, let’s take a look at the facts that Cabot has conveniently illustrated for us on their website, www.cabotcheeese.coop. They recommend consuming specific beers with certain types of Cabot Cheddar Cheese. For example, they suggest pairing a Belgian Triple, which has a “malty, bready flavor” with Cabot’s Seriously Sharp Cheddar, which has an “earthy, buttery flavor.” Makes sense that combining flavors of bread and butter would be delicious.
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative, then why not try Cabot’s 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar with a pint of an American Standard Lager. The Cheddar retains its flavor even though it’s healthier for you!
Cabot’s website provides quite a few pairing options, so why not delve a little deeper and see if you can find something that intrigues your palate.