Champagne, Cheese and Chutney – The Perfect Cheese Pairing
20th May 2022
Can you image a finer pairing to enjoy on a hot summer’s day than Champagne, Cheese and Chutney, the bubbles rising to the top of the glass, the creamy cheese sticking to your knife and the sweet an array of flavorsome chutney finishing off the experience.
Talk about a mesmerizing display, the worlds of Champagne, Cheese and Chutney all colliding together in the best type of way, each bringing their own character to the table and all being able to work together to show your palate the time of its life.
Champagne is of course a mighty fine choice, but not the only one, English Sparkling Wine and Prosecco will pair niecly with the selection we have laid out for us.
Let’s meet the Champagne that will be inviting us to dine with them,
Champagne Faniel & Fils – Oriane
Aroma 👃 “A fantastic expression of oaky and toast characters, butter, brioche, yellow stone fruits, yellow floral and yellow citrus aromas.”
Flavour 👅 “Yellow fruits, yellow stone fruits, sea breeze, yellow citrus, and yellow floral aromas.”
Gold Medal Winner in the Zesty & Zingy Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021
Champagne Faniel et Fils is one of those wineries set in a picture-perfect French environment, when I visited the winery and met Mathieu Faniel the owner and head winemaker, the day could not have been more perfect, the sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky, Mathieu was beyond kind and welcoming, his winery looked like a set from a film, it is filled with history and great Champagne. You can see for yourself what I’m talking about by checking out A Trip To Champagne Faniel & Fils by me or A visit to Champagne Faniel & Fils by Christopher Walkey
Mathieu is the third generation to work at the Champagne house, he joined in 2008 and has helped expand the name and reach of his Champagnes across the world, Champagne Faniel et Fils all begin after World War II when Mathieu’s grandfather André Faniel founded the company, back then it was just called Faniel, it was after André’s son Jacques Faniel and his wife Brigitte had their sons Romain and Mathieu that Jacques officially changed the name to Faniel et Fils.
You can buy your cheese from a whole host of different places like you’re local supermarket, local farms, or dedicated cheese shops, just don’t find yourself wandering into the Cheese Shop from Monty Python, you might not find what you’re looking for.
Once you have your cheeses, you’re going to desire to showcase them in a fine fashion, because we feast with our eyes as well as our palates, we went for an Olive Wood Cheese Board from SousChef, with the wood sourced from Tunisia and the cheese knife’s blade made in Italy.
Now for the Chutney, we’ve opted for three different flavours from The Great British Pantry, including Caramelised Onion, Classic Tomato and Bramley Apple.
Of course, chutney is famously associated with the enjoyment of cheese, but it can be a superb addition to a meat dish, a sandwich or even used as a dipping sauce, don’t simply limit yourself with the enjoyment you can have with a jar of churtney.
Now it’s time to relish in this experience, let’s pop open the Champagne, untwist the jars of Chutney and cut the cheeses, it’s time to dine.
Each variation of Cheese, Chutney and Champagne worked it their own way, some cleansing the palate, others adding subtle Champagne flavour with some enhancing certain characteristics.
Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.