It feels like we are all on the home stretch now, only a few more presents to pop under the tree and cooking preparations to complete. So this could be a good time to share with you our thoughts about two of our favourite subjects – wine and cheese pairing. As you know, at Sabato we stock a wonderful selection of fine cheeses from Europe and we take pride in supporting some of New Zealand’s outstanding cheese producers.

This part of our offering has grown over time as we discover more fabulous cheese we want to share with you, evolving alongside our larger and more diverse wine selection. Here we have paired some of our favourite local cheeses, each with two different wines. The pairing moves from classic through to the more unexpected and we promise you it’s an enjoyable journey.

Below image from the left: We would love you to try – Grinning Gecko truffle brie matched with Alba De Vetus Albariño and Chablis Domaine MoutardEvansdale Tania smoked brie alongside Izadi Blanco Rioja and Tezza Corte Majoli Pinot GrigioMeyer cumin and clove gouda paired with Tezza Valpolicella and Rocca Giovanni Dolcetto d’Alba and Grinning Gecko Kau Piro washed rind cheese with Izadi Rosé and Dom Margalleau Vouvray SEC.

Below image from the left: Mahoe blue cheese paired with Sichel Sauternes and Clos Pons Alges, Cartwheel Creamery Doe Rei Mi washed rind goat's cheese matched with Rocca Giovanni Langhe Chardonnay and Alba De Vetus Albariño, Mount Eliza Red Leicester alongside Izadi Selección Rioja and Pruno Ribera del Duero and Clevedon Buffalo Co. walnut gouda with Izadi Blanco Rioja and Dom Margalleau Vouvray SEC.

Wine & Cheese Matches

As we head towards the end of the year we want to thank you so much for your support of the Sabato family during difficult times. We have all really appreciated the commitment you have made to purchasing our products, while the ongoing enthusiasm for what we do has meant so much to us all.

Wishing you all the very best for a safe and happy Christmas.



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