Caipirinha and Artisanal Cheese Pairing

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The caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil. Made with the national spirit of Brazil, cachaça, the caipirinha is light and refreshing with wonderful tropical fruit notes. Helping to cut through the tart acidity and a sweetness of the drink is the nutty, creamy and raspberry ale washed cheese. This is another fantastic pairing!

Recipe

Caipirinha

  • 2 ounces cachaça (Brazilian white rum)
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 1/2 lime, quartered
  • Instructions

    Wash the lime, and cut it into quarters. Put the lime pieces into a heavy tumbler and then add the sugar.

    Muddle hard to extract juices and dissolve the sugar. Fill the glass with ice, then add the cachaça. Stir to mix and chill.

    Comments
    mary horowitz 9 Dec 2010
    8:04 pm

    I LOVED the caipirinha pairing with the Sartori raspberry-washed Bella Vitano! Although I’ve been a fan of caipirinha for years, I never thought of pairing this with a cheese. And what a beautiful pairing it is, with the fruit-nut overtones of the Bella Vitano. I can’t wait to share this delicious new cheese/cocktail discovery with friends when I entertain over the holidays. Keep those good, creative ideas coming from the Cheese Impresario. Or should I say, Cheese Empress?

    Eloise 11 Dec 2010
    1:38 pm

    Empress!  What an amazing series.  I love cheese and wine and now I’m learning how to love it more!  Thank you for extending my ability to enjoy these pairings beyond my expectations!  Now I have expectations… lovely!!!

    Barrie Lynn 13 Dec 2010
    10:25 am

    You can also make the Caipirinha with fresh strawberries or fresh blueberries…fantastic.  Enjoy!

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