Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Cheese Meets Stumptown's Hairbender Coffee
Check out Madame Fromage's latest cheeseventure: a tasting at Di Bruno Bros. featuring Cabot Clothbound Cheddar with Stumptown's Hairbender. Skeptical about pairing your morning coffee with cheese? Head to Di Bruno Bros.'s Breakfast Club any Saturday morning and try it yourself.
Coffee and cheese? Really? Well, think about it: coffee goes with cream, right? Believe me, I was skeptical, too. I eat some form of cheese at lunch and dinner most days, but if I’m going to pick a cheese for breakfast, it’s probably going to be a tub of ricotta – mild and milky, not bold and earthy.
On Saturday, I got schooled. A great cup of coffee – one made from carefully selected beans that are gently roasted (not charred) – can be as complex as a glass of wine. In fact, there’s a coffee taster’s wheel that’s not unlike the flavor wheels I’ve seen for cheese. Once you detect the subtle notes in your cup, you can begin to experiment with dairy.