Sometimes the world is perfect; a pairing based on complementary flavors highlights the differences so much, each side of the pairing is transformed into a new experience. You could serve this as a light dessert or a semi-decadent cheese course. After a light meal, this would make a show stopping dessert.
Cedar Grove Monterey Jack is complex and exciting; do not bother with rubbery, mostly bland, jacks typically found in grocery cases.
|Aroma: high rich butter, low cheesy complexity and slight pie crust note|
|Flavor: medium butter and grassy milk, low sweetness off set by low earthy bitterness and very very low tartness|
|Texture: semi-dry, crumbles into small slightly chewy curds|
|Pairing: The milky sweetness of the beer is highlighted against the cheese with a malted chocolate shake impression; the bitterness and black coffee notes are muted by the buttery cheese flavors. The cheese initially tastes like evaporated milk after a sip of beer, but then gives way to a medium sharp cheddar and medium-low grassy flavors.|