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October 2016

Port and Cheese match with ease

An evening at the only cheesemonger Winston Churchill thought a gentleman should patronise signalled it was time to start thinking seriously about what should grace the Christmas table this year. Paxton & Whitfield partnered with Taylor’s Port to show the true elegance and versatility of differing style of cheese matched with a variety of Ports. Having been around for centuries, it is a wonder it took these two so much time to collaborate, for grapes have long been a necessary accompaniment to cheese (just not necessarily in fortified wine form…).

Paxton & Whitfield shop

Assembled guests were entertained by television wine personality Jane Parkinson and Hero from Paxton & Whitfield’s Jermyn Street store, who matched 6 cheeses and Ports. Among the evening’s highlights were full fat Brillat-Savarin sang  with the full flavoured Taylor’s LBV. A gorgeous, almost apricot-y Gruyere went harmoniously with the honeyed notes of Taylors 20 Year Old Tawny, and the evening drew to a close with the classic combo of Port and Stilton – both Paxton’s own (Taylor’s make an own label 2000 Vintage Port for the cheesmonger). As personal tastes vary, it is our express advice to experiment and enjoy, there is a Port and cheese combination for everyone.

Paxton & Whitfield 20 year old Tawny port

Paxton & Whitfield Quinta Vargelles port

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