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Checkers pairs up a Pinot Grigio and a white cheddar with nettles

Italian Pirovano Pinot Grigio and Kasselshoop White Cheddar with Nettles is paired to perfection.

04 Sep 2013
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The Kasselshoop white Cheddar with nettles is a tangy delight at any dinner table, especially when paired with a light Pirovano Pinot Grigio, all the way from Italy!

The wine:

Italian Pirovano Pinot Grigio offers you a crisp, white wine with hints of apple, peach and vanilla that adds something new to any special occasion.

Enjoy the succulent flavours of the Vitis Vinifera grape, a close cousin to the Pinot Noir, which grows in cone clusters, mostly in the Italian countryside.

The cheese:
The Kasselshoop white Cheddar infused with nettles, exclusive to Checkers, is hand-crafted on the Kasselman family farm as it has been for generations.

Nettle, a weed that is used for its medicinal qualities and also known to have an anti-inflammatory effect, is a rich source of antioxidants.

This white Cheddar is complemented by a hint of spinach and garlic.
The pairing:

The combination of the Italian Pinot Grigio and flavourful Kasselshoop nettle-infused Cheddar offers you the best of both savoury and fruity tastes – a delicious grouping by almost anyone’s standards.

Allow the crisp, white wine to serve as the opening act for the strong flavour of the Kasselshoop Cheddar, allowing you to enjoy a variety of flavours, all in one mouthful.

More fabulous Checkers wine and cheese pairings include:

Fairview Blue Rock and sweet French Carillonade Bordeaux

Diamond Ridge Sauvignon Blanc and Wyke Farms’ extra-mature Cheddar
Italian Sensi Risalto Chianti and Lancewood Mozzarella
Frontera Merlot from Chile with Healey’s Farmhouse Cheddar

Find more suggested pairings on the Checkers site and get ideas that will add something special to any occasion.

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