Seasonal Pairing Guide—Winter Lagerbier: Charcuterie Cheese Board Paired with Pilsner Urquell H-Strain™

March 4, 2021 6:35 pm Published by

When it comes to the Apres Ski lifestyle, few things compare to the crisp taste of a chilled beer, coupled with copious amounts of creamy and rich cheeses. It is common knowledge that beer and cheese are a beautiful combination, but long gone are the days of cheap beers and mozzarella sticks.

Wyeast, based in the Columbia Gorge, supplies premium liquid yeast to homebrewers and fermentation enthusiasts. Their Private Collection featuring a Winter Lagerbier Limited Release includes Pilsner Urquell H-Strain, a strain for creating the perfect beer for after a day on the mountain spent with good eats and good turns! Although we are unable to spend our days soaking up the sun from a blue-bird day with everyone we love quite yet, we can still sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasures of a pint of homebrewed lager and your favorite small bites.

2001-PC Pilsner Urquell H-Strain™ produces mild fruit and floral notes suited for anyone’s palate. Compliment your homebrew with various charcuterie, cheeses, nuts, and fruit to create the perfect end to a day on the slopes.

Once you’ve mastered the art of brewing, master the art of pairing. Show off your Smörgåsbord knowledge and take the time to assemble a beautiful array of tasty ingredients that will complement the refreshingly clean and neutral tones of the Pilsner Urquell H-Strain.

Pairing cheese and beer is a whole new culinary adventure where the rules are simple. Eat what’s good, steer away from what’s not. Pairing food is supposed to be an experience, have fun! It is all about finding common flavors that fit your palate. A rule of thumb is sweetness counters acidity, spiciness, and bitterness. Pilsner Urquell H-Strain produces dry, fruity, and floral characteristics, making it a perfect match for your favorite lighter foods & mild cheddars.

Gather around the fire after a cold winter day for a night full of good beer, good times, and good snacks.

Ingredients:

-Homebrewed lager with 2001-PC Pilsner Urquell H-Strain

-1/2-1 package Italian Dry Salami

-1/2-1 package Genoa Salami

-1/2-1 package Prosciutto

-Mild & Medium Cheddar desired amount

-1/2-1 package Persian Cucumbers

-1-2 Apples sliced

-1-2 Pears sliced

-2-4 Figs

-1/2 Jar Olives

-Cranberries desired amount

-Pistachios desired amount

-Spiced Almonds desired amount

-Thinly Sliced Baguette (toasted optional)

-1 package Rye Crackers

-1 package Thin Crisps

Instructions:

Assemble as desired have fun and get creative!

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