A beer lover’s guide.
The monks have created these cheeses while contemplating a series of specific matchings with their own beer varieties, whose brewing process can be seen in this brief documentary.
The Abbey of Scourmont has designed a website specifically to make available the Trappist cheeses and beers for these pairings. The site includes general recommendations that apply to any matching, and specific recommendations indicating which kinds of cheeses and beers to combine.
Generally speaking, the monks recommend four steps for a good cheese and beer tasting:
- Take a sip of beer slowly, so as to appreciate its flavor alone.
- Eat a piece of cheese, without the rind.
- Eat another piece of cheese, this time including the rind.
- Finally, drink a generous amount of beer to mix and enjoy the different flavors in your mouth.
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