Try This-#1

Fig Marmalade and Goat Cheese crumbles

Fig Marmalade and Goat Cheese crumbles

I’ve decided to do a weekly post entitled “Try this” . I’ll be giving you simple and quick food and drink ideas meant to make entertaining easier. This week, I want you to try this: Goat Cheese with an apricot marmalade paired with Dr. Konstantine Frank’s Semi-Dry Riesling (2006). A simple wheat cracker topped with the goat cheese and marmalade is a great combo in itself. The goat cheese has savory taste (read:umami) with a bit of saltiness that is complimented by the sweetness of the marmalade. The wine fits so nicely with the ‘snack’ because its has similar qualities in that there is a great balance between sweetness of the wine and its acidity.  The characteristics of the wine are toned down as well as its flavor profile are changed by the fat from the cheese that has coated your tongue.

I would recommend this to anyone, especially if you are looking for a quick and easy item to prepare for a date or any social gathering. I recently had 3 of our editors try this combo and got a great response. The goat cheese and apricot marmalade is readily available at most, if not all, grocery stores but if apricots aren’t your thing, try fig (pictured above) or some other fruit spread. Everyone’s palate is different so experiment! Find what you like!

Dr. Frank’s Semi-Dry Riesling is available for about $15.00 per bottle at most wine and spirit distributors making this affordable as well….


By: Alvin J.B. Roberts, III- Food Correspondent


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