Enjoy a beer and cheese pairing at these six superb spots.
Food Loves Beer Editors
GOOD FOOD, GOOD BEER: CHEESE PLATE ANYONE?
Forget the wine, beer and cheese pairings are where it's at. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just craving a little culture with your craft, we have you covered. We've rounded up six of the country’s most crave-worthy cheese plates from New York to Oregon for your pairing pleasure. It’s a cheesy job, but someone had to do it. You can thank us later.
Astoria Bier and Cheese
This gem of a shop offers what seems like an endless selection of craft beer, plus 10 on tap and about 80 different cheeses. There's more on the menu, but why not kick back and unwind with a Bier and Cheese Pairing Plate — that's 4 cheeses paired wonderfully with 4 beers. You deserve it!
A Power Hour cheese plate deserves a beer menu to match, and this euro-style Seattle favorite boasts 64 taps and 300-plus bottles.
Indulge your appreciation for fine cheeses at this must-visit shop. Choose from a regularly changing selection of cheese boards like Monger’s Choice (complete with chutney and crostini), and enjoy it with any one of about 50 domestic and imported bottled beers, or a brew from the 6 rotating taps.
Cheese flights — a turophile’s delight! Choose from California, Midwest, Vermont, and Monger’s Choice (regional flights change daily). Then pair that delicious cheese with fine California craft beers in bottles and on tap (selection changes daily) — need we say more!?
Enjoy a sampling of exceptional artisanal cheeses served with quince honey, apples, crackers, olives, and almonds with a craft beer flight (choose from over 50 on tap).
Über Tap Room & Cheese Bar
This addition to Wisconsin Cheese Mart takes the art of pairing cheese and beer to a whole new level. The menu offers an extensive selection of award-winning Wisconsin cheeses along with over 30 local beers on tap, all in a cafe-style setting.
What’s your go-to restaurant or bar for great cheese and beer? Share your Good Food, Good Beer recommendations in comments.