The Cheese Wire

An Award-Winning Cheese Plate

What to pair with our champions of cheese

We are excited to announce that Beecher's Handmade Cheese won five awards at the 2019 American Cheese Society Competition including the #1 Clothbound Cheddar in America for Flagship Reserve.

Whether you’re a loyal convert or a first-time Beecher's novice, we highly recommend trying all our award-winning cheeses. Here’s what we recommend pairing with each of our exceptional winners! Taste each of these award-winning cheeses individually or put them together for a phenomenal cheese plate.

Flagship Reserve

Flagship Reserve
Try some candied almonds with our Flagship Reserve. The nutty notes of the cheese complement the almonds well, while the sweet notes of the nuts balance the sharpness of the cheese.

Our creamy Flagship pairs impeccably well with fresh fruit. We recommend trying whatever is in season at your local Farmer’s Market, but the lighter flavor profiles of fresh berries or figs really let the Flagship shine.

4-Year Aged Flagship
The pronounced flavors that intensify throughout the aging process of our 4-Year Flagship need something to balance them, so we often like to opt for an equally-concentrated accompaniment. Fruit preserves, like apricot jam, will accentuate the robust round notes of the 4-Year Aged Flagship.

This clothbound cheese has high notes that go together well with fruit that has some crunchy sweetness like pears or crisp apples, but it’s also lovely drizzled with local honey too. Why not go for both?! 

Marco Polo Reserve
Marco Polo Reserve is punctuated with bright notes of green and black peppercorn that can complement a less-bracing olive, like the Castelvetrano variety, nicely. Add some rustic bread to the mix to amplify the earthy and fruity flavors of the olives and cheese.