This piece originally appeared on MyRecipes.com.
It’s officially a scientifically founded, proven fact that when when consumed together, cheese makes wine taste better. Our friends at Food & Wine recently explained how researchers at the Center for Taste and Feeding Behavior determined that wine enthusiasts preferred the taste of wines when they were served cheese. The study determined that, for most wine, cheese decreased the dominance of astringency and increased the aroma of the wine, making it taste better overall. Also, cheese never negatively impacted the taste of the wine.
Point being, science proves my cheese board obsession is completely warranted. I’m not a cheese glutton, I’m just trying to heighten my wine-sipping experience… i.e. I’m sophisticated. My intense love for a well-crafted cheese collage began when I realized that entertaining is fun, but providing appetizers is a hassle. Running around the kitchen, sweating off your just-done company makeup, minutes before guests come over? No, thank you. I’d rather be chilling with my glass of pre-company wine.