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Cheese and Beer, Perfect Together


As you may have gathered from a previous post or two, I love cheese. But the truth is, I love beer even more. Yeah, I know. I’m supposed to say I prefer wine because it is more sophisticated, more Italian, blah blah blah, but that would be a lie. Last week while food shopping with a friend at Emporio del Gusto in Rome’s San Paolo neighborhood, we spotted a product that combines my two favorite things: Cahill’s Irish Porter Cheddar, a firm white cheese mixed with Guinness to produce a strange marbling effect reminiscent of salame di cioccolato. Though the ideal pairing would have been a pint of Guinness, we settled on a cold Aecht Gehlenferla Rauchbier (aka “smoke beer” made with smoked malted barley). It was so good I even excused Cahill’s Irish Porter Cheddar for being vegetarian (it is made with vegetable rennet), a factor that doesn’t usually win points in my book.

Emporio del Gusto
Via Chiabrera, 58a
Tel. 06.5412480

2016-01-09T13:25:51+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Categories: Beer, Food & Wine|5 Comments


  1. Megan April 17, 2009 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Must check it out. I am a big fan of alcohol/cheese concoctions. The “ubriacone” (creamy sheep’s milk cheese brined in Teroldego and herbs) from the Antica Caciara in Trastevere is one on my and Marco’s faves.

  2. Katie April 20, 2009 at 12:01 am - Reply

    mmmm… ubriacone…teroldego. im salivating. but what is this Antica Caciara you speak of?

  3. Katie April 20, 2009 at 12:02 am - Reply
  4. Gabriel April 20, 2009 at 6:11 am - Reply

    WOW, a girl who loves beer. I think my dreams just came true.

  5. Katie April 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    @Gabriel do I win points for loving cheese, too:)

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