Podcast: Session 39 – Beer & Cheese Pairings Exposed


Beer and cheese. On their own, they’re both awesome. Paired together? They’re even more awesome. Cheese has gained worldwide acceptance as one of the best items to pair with adult beverages. Beer, wine, whiskey…it all works and it’s all spectacular.

And because of that fact, it made perfect sense to keep the beer and food pairing sessions of the Breaking Brews Podcast rolling with a deep dive into the world of beer and cheese pairings!

If you listened to Season I, you most likely stumbled across Session 9 where Jason Cercone and Master Cicerone Brian Reed provided a broad commentary on food and beer pairings. Brian shared some exceptional insight on how beer enhances certain flavor profiles (and vice versa), why contrasts in flavor between the beer and food items makes for a better experience than having two flavor profiles that matchup, and much more. You can jump back in the archives and take in Session 9 at your leisure.

In Session 39, Jason and Brian are joined by Anais Saint-Andre Loughran, Co-Founder of Chantal’s Cheese Shop in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood. Anais is a cheese monger extraordinaire and knows cheese front to back, top to bottom, inside and out. She and Brian put their heads together to pair seven beer styles with seven cheese styles and all were consumed and discussed in great detail on this wildly informative, incredibly fun podcast that originated from Chantal’s.

For all of our Pittsburgh listeners, Chantal’s gets a 16/10, 102% on Rotten Tomatoes, would highly recommend score from the Breaking Brews Podcast. If your occasion calls for specialty cheeses, check out Chantal’s. And, pro tip: DO NOT leave without some of the Saint Angel cheese. It’s covered on the show. You can thank me later.

Here is how you can connect with Brian and Anais on the World Wide Web:

BRIAN: Instagram | Twitter

CHANTAL’S CHEESE SHOP: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

MUSIC CREDIT: Theme music and music clips for the Breaking Brews Podcast – Hellfire by Adam Drake and Tom Jenkins, licensed via www.audionetwork.com

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