Rosé & Pinot Noir Cheese Matching at Milk the Cow Carlton
On Sunday July 3, we had 20 people attend our Rosé & Pinot Noir Cheese Matching event upstairs in the Grenier Room at Milk the Cow Carlton.
We had the usual suspects working with us being myself, my brother Andrew as well as Bela Rice who is the wine expert and Laura Lown, the cheesemonger.
The event went very smoothly – we actually thought it was the best event we have done at Milk the Cow Carlton in terms of the flow and organisation.
I did the introduction, Bela was great talking about the wines and Laura as usually blew everyone away with the cheese and the story behind each one.
Every time a hold an event at Milk the Cow which is at least once a month I hear people saying the same thing over and over again when the cheese and wine match perfectly which is “WOW” .
The audience was entertained.
The cheese and wine matching
Please note these down ladies & gentlemen because these are perfect matches selected by a cheesemonger (they are the best in the cheese world).
If you are having a cheese & wine party well you know what to choose.
You can find our wines online at www.topaustralianwines.com.au and the cheese at Milk the Cow
2013 Nino Franco Faive Sparkling Rosé (Veneto, Italy) matched with La Tur, Italy
2014 Marques del Turia Bobal Rosé (Valencia, Spain) matched with Yarra Valley White Savourine, Australia
2009 Mount Gisborne Pinot Noir (Macedon Ranges, VIC) matched with Ossau Iraty, France
2014 Cramele Recas Werewolf Pinot Noir (Transylvania, Romania) matched with Bellavitano Merlot, USA
2012 Invivo Pinot Noir (Central Otago, NZ) matched with Quickes Mature Cheddar, UK
2012 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir (California, USA) matched with Vella Dry Special Reserve Monterey Jack, USA
Werewolf Pinot Noir – A Wine Label that glows in the Dark
This is a pretty cool label and great for Halloween as well.
Has anyone ever seen a glow in the dark wine label before?
The most liked Rosé
2013 Nino Franco Faive Sparkling Rosé (Veneto, Italy) – $34.99
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
This dry style of rosé has nose of perfume & small red fruits with floral notes. The palate is refreshing with soft tannins and persistent bubbles.
Well paired with mortadella, meat and mushroom dishes, fish or vegetable soups.
Excellent with “Lasagna”, “ Parmigiano or the typical Italian dish “vitello tonnato”
I have to say I really enjoyed this sparkling rosé – I think am going to keep a few of these myself.
The most liked Pinot Noir & the Wine of the Event
2012 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir (California, USA) – $44.99
The elegant pinot noir from the USA has a complex nose which is savoury & sweet with aromas of violets, cocoa, strawberry & plum.
On the palate there is pomegranate, mocha, blackberry & star of anise.
The Cheese from left to right
1. La Tur, Italy
2. Yarra Valley White Savourine, Australia
3. Ossau Iraty, France
4. Bellavitano Merlot, USA
5. Quickes Mature Cheddar, UK
6. Vella Dry Special Reserve Monterey Jack, USA
Happy Snaps – Cheers everyone!
Other Photos from our Rosé & Pinot Noir Cheese Matching Event at Milk the Cow Carlton
Before the Event
After the Event
A big thank-you to Laura and Bela for their effort and sharing their knowledge to a wonderful group of attendees.
Thanks to my brother Andrew for his behind the scenes help – I couldn’t do it without you.
Most of all a big thank-you for attending the event.
I hope you enjoyed yourselves and gained some more knowledge of cheese & wine.
Until the next event.