Leyden with Stone Smoked Porter

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Cheese and Beer Pairing

Leyden or better known as ‘Leidse kaas’ (from the city of Leiden), is a wonderfully unique Dutch specialty cheese. This red waxed gouda is mixed with cumin seeds while in the curd state. It comes off with a beautiful cumin aroma and flavor. If you love cumin this is your cheese!

Stone Smoked Porter is an ridiculously easy drinking version of Porter. if you were scared by the word “Smoked” don’t be it’s very light on the palette. Putting this cheese and beer together is the best pairing I’ve tasted in quite awhile. They’re perfectly balanced and the undertone smoked flavor of the beer dances on this cumin forward “kaas.” Enjoy!

Suggested Pairing: Stone Smoked Porter

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