Tea and Cheese

July 4, 2011

I know that it is no longer June, so it is not Dairy Month anymore, but I felt that this was a nice segue to my next topic, which will start tomorrow.

A few months ago, a free wine newspaper that I picked up talked about cheese and tea. My initial reaction was that it was an odd pairing, but as I read the article, an idea sprung to mind. I mean, I describe tannin in red wines as kind of a sensation of sucking on a tea bag. So if tea has tannins like wine does, and cheese and wine are good together, then tea and cheese should be good together. I had to test my theory.

I got a hold of some cheddar cheese per the article and I already had some mozzarella, and since it is warm out, I got some Lipton Pureleaf unsweetened bottled ice tea. Maybe this isn’t quite the best pairing, or maybe it is an acquired taste. I did see the potential, but it doesn’t seem quite as natural as pairing cheese with wine. I mean wouldn’t it be more part of our culture if it was a natural pairing?

Like I said, it has potential, but I think I will stick to wine and cheese and then tea and cookies. Unless it is tea and cheesecake, and then it would probably be very good.

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One Response to “Tea and Cheese”


  1. […] and therefore has a slight amount of alcohol in it. I thought with yesterday’s story about tea and cheese acting as a segue that this would make a great topic for the week. I bought a little kit, brought […]


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