With the restrictions easing slightly, no doubt that our Cheese and Wine Nights will be starting back soon!
But in the meantime it’s fun exploring cheese and wine matches, especially if you stumble upon that match made in heaven where the cheese and wine compliment each other perfectly, revealing different flavours and taste-bud-tingling harmony with every new mouthful.
While it’s not an exact science, here’s some tips to get you on your merry cheese and wine matching way:
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Flavour-wise, some cheeses and wines have a lot in common which can create a happy match. If you have a goat’s cheese with a fresh, light, acidic flavour like Holy Goat La Luna Ring it will work a charm with Moorilla Muse Sauvignon Blanc – which also has a crisp, slightly acidic finish.
On the other hand, some cheeses work best with their complete wine opposite, case in point: the strong, salty flavours of Roquefort paired with the cloyingly sweet, honey-like notes in a Muscat, such as Domiane de Coyuex
Or pair a decadent triple cream like Mini Delice with Black Truffle with Champagne or Blanc de Blanc– the lightness of the bubbles helps cut through the incredible richness of the cheese and highlight the underlying creaminess.
The old adage ‘what grows together, goes together’ is a simple rule of thumb that can be applied to cheese and wine pairing. Generally, cheeses and wines from the same region will partner well – some classic examples include this Castelmagno and Barbera from Piedmont in Italy.
Above all else, this is probably the most important consideration. You don’t want your wine to overwhelm your cheese, and vice versa. Regardless of whether you are looking for complimentary flavours, or contrasting, always try to match the ‘level’ of the flavour in your cheese to that of your wine. The stronger the cheese, the fuller-bodied the wine should be, for example:
- Lighter bodied match: Berry’s Creek Brie and Chardonnay
- Medium bodied match: French Comté and Pinot Noir
- Full bodied match: Matured English Cheddar and Cabernet Sauvignon
Having a zoom virtual meeting with clients or team members? Need a little cheese, wine and other goodies to enjoy together in this new way? We are here to help!
We are able to deliver to multiple areas and locations in Sydney and Melbourne Metro using a refrigerated courier. Please also see our FREE delivery locations that are available in Surry Hills and Surrounding Areas or Lower North Shore.
We work closely with you to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible. All you have to do is choose your favourite cheeses, wines and other goodies and we will do the rest.
Let us know know your budget and we can create “zoom care packs” for your team members or clients.
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Or contact us at email@example.com and let us know what you would like with your budget and we can assist as best we can.
The North Side has now been added to the free delivery service. We require a minimum spend of $125. We will be delivering to the area on Wednesday’s only. Please place your order by Tuesday 5pm for next day delivery.
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Due to these unprecedented times we are happy to service our local area plus surrounds for free!!
Our deliveries service operates Monday to Friday.
We are now offering FREE delivery for orders $35 or more to Surry Hills and surrounding areas. Simply click Free Local Delivery at the checkout.
Please place your order by 11pm for next day delivery. Or specify a date in our order notes.
We are here to support our locals in this uncertain time. We know life with the cheese and other essentials will make it better. Order online in the comfort of your own home without the added cost of delivery.
Our gift of happiness to you!!
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We are still OPEN and ready to serve you the best cheese and other essentials we have on offer! We also have NEW trading hours, opening Monday and extending our closing time.
NEW TRADING HOURS
Tuesday to Friday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Closed: Sunday & Monday
We have all the essential services you need to get through this time.
1. Online delivery service – free delivery for orders over $250 Australia Wide.
Select from over 180 cheeses online, includes cured meats, olives, crisp breads, jams, honeys, panforte, chocolate the list goes on……
For Regional NSW and Interstate deliveries:
Orders are dispatched Monday’s only.
Please place order on Monday 9am to receive delivery same week.
2. Free in store pick up.
Let us know in the notes of the checkout the date of collection, select FREE in-store pick up and we will have your order ready.
3. Kerb side pick up – now available!
We do have a public car park downstairs, follow the driveway right near the the shop. The cost is $4.00 per hour ticket parking. Still can’t find a car spot in Surry Hills?
Don’t worry just call us on 9357 7878 and we will bring your order out to your car in the drive way.
Want some specific items prepared that are not available online? Just email us your order and we will get in contact with your via phone or email. We can process your credit card over the phone.
5. Call us
It might be old school for some, we are happy to hear from you, ask us any questions you have.
Our grazing boxes are perfect to take to an office meeting, afternoon at the park, friends gathering and many more occasions to enjoy good food. All our boxes are designed to cater up to ten people.
Antipasto Box – Order Now
– One Italian Buffalo Mozzarella
– Black & Sicilian Olives
– Sliced Spicy Caccatorie Salami & Sliced Saucisson
– A selection of two hard cheeses
– Mini Lingue
All packed in a convenient catering box.
Grazing Box – Order Now
– A selection of freshly sliced curred meats: Ham, Nujia, Proscuitto, Bresola, Mortadella
– A selection of our finest cheeses: Truffle Brie, Camembert, Horbacher (Swiss cheese)
– A selection of premium accompaniments: Mini Rubata, Mini Lingue , Fresh Fruits, Panforte, Figs and Olives
All packed in a convenient catering box.
We love cheese at Ocello, and especially Italian Slow Food Cheeses that we select and import ourselves. We were thrilled to be able to join the Italian Food Festival on Sunday 26th August 2018 and more to showcase on Channel 7 some of our unique artisan Cheeses. Check out the video of Carmelo Ocello talking about Pecorino.
We are chuffed to have been listed as one of the world’s most amazing cheese shops over on the UK Telegraph website. You can read the story here.