Andrew Myers of Washington, DC’s CityZen prefers pairing cheese with beer, not wine. Here, his picks:

By Megan Krigbaum
Updated June 07, 2017

1. Hefeweizen with Goat Cheese

Hofbräu München’s citrusy hefeweizen is a light German wheat beer that’s excellent with soft, tangy cheeses.

2. Brown Ale with Spanish Mahón

The nuttiness and hoppy flavor of Brooklyn Brewery’s brown ale pair well with mild cow’s-milk cheeses like this one.

3. Imperial Stout with Blue Cheese

North Coast Brewing Co.’s chocolaty and deep Old Rasputin Russian is a hearty stout, perfect for stinky cheeses.

Wine Advice & Pairings:

Frying herbs like rosemary, parsley and sage for less than 45 seconds in a half inch of oil makes them ultracrispy; they are delicious with tender lamb chops.
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