Little starter variety: Cheese and charcuterie platter

Ingredients: Parmesan cheese, Bresola (beef ham), smoked nut ham, various types of tomatoes, black and green olives, fresh ciabatta bread, extra virgin olive oil, add more cheese or sausage varieties such as feta, camembert, brie, mild sliced cheese, air-dried salami or juicy cooked ham as well as grapes as desired

Wash the tomatoes and arrange them on a large wooden board or serving platter together with various cheeses and cold meats. Serve with olives and freshly baked ciabatta. Our tip: drizzle the olives and bread with a little olive oil. If you like, you can decorate the platter with grapes – there are no limits to your imagination to make your food and wine pairing a culinary highlight.

Which wine goes with which cheese and sausage?

The aromas of cheese and sausage should harmonise with the aromas of the wine, i.e. a mild cheese should be combined with a subtle and delicate wine, for example. Conversely, the spicier the cheese, the richer the wine may be. Mild semi-hard cheeses go well with a fruity white wine, hard cheeses such as Parmesan with a spicy red wine. A creamy and fatty Brie or Camembert balances out a higher acid or tannin content in the wine. A temperamental white wine with a mineral note goes particularly well with a feta aged in brine. The situation is similar with the combination of sausage and wine: A fresh white wine with a fine acidity is ideal with cooked sausage, a fruity red wine with soft tannins with air-dried salami. Medium-bodied red wines, on the other hand, are a good choice with smoked ham.

Our olive oil recommendation:

The aromatic and full-bodied Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil is particularly well suited to refine the delicious starter variation, as the notes of herbs, pepper and almonds successfully round off the cheese and charcuterie platter. If you have chosen mild cheeses for your platter, the fruity Morgenster Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is a good choice. Fruity, spicy red wines such as the Morgenster Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 or the Morgenster Cabernet Franc 2020 go well with spicier cheeses and charcuterie. Thanks to its silky tannins, the latter is a wonderful companion to air-dried salami.

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