Cheese is a staple for after dinner, and what could be better than a selection of fortified and dessert wines to pair perfectly with that post-dinner platter of fromage.
Port is the go-to cheese wine in the UK, so we've included the Tawny Dee from Niepoort, which is nutty and delicious but not too heavy when you've overdone it. Perfect for a brie, or blue. Banyuls is France's lesser-known answer to Port, and is a real gem. Softer and fruitier, try with a gorgonzola. It would also pair nicely with chocolate. Gobernado's dry Oloroso is as good as it comes. Layered with aromas of walnuts, dried fruits and caramel, this is a moreish aperitif or for drinking with all manner of cheeses. Pedro Ximenez is on the sweet end of sherry and is like Christmas pudding in a glass - figgy and sticky like liquid toffee. Try with a strong blue, or a truffle pecorino perhaps! Madeira is massively underrated over here, and generally only used in cooking, which is such a shame! The Boal is on the lighter end, so has a sweetness but with a lovely zing and freshness. Amazing with a fruity wensleydale. Finally, Monbazillac is a dessert wine from France which will pair beautifully with all manner of cheeses, especially a nutty cheddar. UK DELIVERY £6.95.