How to Pair Greek Wine and Cheese

The Greeks are wine and cheese-loving people, but they are not the only ones who appreciate or enjoy fine wine with great cheese. Greek cheese and wine pairing have long evolved from the limited duo: briny feta and piney retsina. There’s a variety of Greek cheeses and incredible wines that offers something special for every palate. Do you know how to pair Greek wine and cheese? If you need some help, keep reading to learn about a few of the best pairing options. And, head to Committee Boston for your own Greek experience!

Feta With Fragrant White Wine

The iconic Greek feta is soft and creamy and is a salty, brine-aged cheese. The dryer the cheese becomes, the texture becomes crumbly and grainy, and the salt content becomes concentrated. This cheese requires a wine that can match the saltiness and the intensity of the flavor-something vibrant- a bright, fragrant white wine – an unoaked Moschofilero or a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The acidity of the herbal, grassy notes of these two wines can stand up against the intensity and creaminess of the feta. 

Graviera and Medium Body Red or Rich White Wine

Graviera is a versatile Greek yellow cheese that, depending on age, ranges from soft and buttery to complex and tangy. It has a mellow flavor that’s slightly sweet but nutty and sharp with age. The cow’s milk variety can have a caramel flavor. Like chardonnay, Malagousia, or Vidiano, a full white wine pairs well with a smooth, young Graviera, while a sweeter Graviera would go well with a medium body red Merlot.

Kasseri and Spicy Red Wine

Kasseri is a mellow and mild cheese that’s mildly salty with a pliant, semi-hard texture. This mildly sweet cheese can change flavor as it ages and becomes more concentrated -rich and peppery. Fruity, spicy red wines, like Agiorgitiko that offer black cherry and currant notes, sweet raspberry, and nutmeg harmonize well with this cheese.

Manouri With Aromatic White Wine

Manouri is a tasty, alabaster-white, buttery whey cheese with a milky, creamy taste, plus a rich texture. Malagousia and Moschofilerois are great Greek wines to pair with Manouri. The aromatic, full-bodied whites have a balanced acidity allowing them to complement well with the fatty Manouri.

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You can’t go wrong with Greek wines and cheeses, so visit our team at Committee for an incredible Greek experience. Come sip and bite, and enjoy your choice in exquisite Greek cheese and the perfect wine to complement it. Give us a call at (617) 737-5051 to make your reservation. Get your perfect Greek pairing today with us at Committee Boston

Greek Wine Guide

The country of Greece is known for its wine. Wine in Greece goes about 6,500 years back, making for one of the oldest wine-making countries globally. The most aged Greek wine served today is around 2,000 years old, the famous white wine, Retsina. This famous and historic wine is one that ancient Greeks drank; it is best served cold and with Greek cheeses. Retsina is also served at Committee Boston for you to enjoy!

There are many regions in Greece that are known for their winemaking. In this post, you will be guided through Greek wines to learn more about them and their history. Visit Committee Boston to get the chance to sip on some of these delicious wines!

Red Wines 

Red wine is made by the crushing and fermenting of dark-colored, red, whole grapes. Many types of red wine vary in taste and color.

Agiorghitiko

This fragrant red wine is native to Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula. It is one of the more commercially exported grapes and wines. Agiorghitiko produces a soft fruity blend.

Xinomavro

Known as “sour black”, this is the main grape grown in northern Greece. This variety ages well and carries a rich flavor. Xinomavro red wine is served at Committee in Boston!

Mandilaria

The red wine grape Mandilaria is mainly grown on the Greek isles. This grape produces a deep-colored wine that has a light body. Mandilaria is also served at Committee Boston!

White Wines

White wine is a wine that is fermented without skin. It is mainly produced from “white” grapes. White wine also comes in a wide range of tastes.

Assyrtiko

This wine is made from a white wine grape that is native to the island of Santorini. These grapes are planted and grow in the rich volcanic ash soil. Committee Boston serves many different Assyrtiko wines for visitors to sip on!

Lagorthi

The wine is produced from a small harvest grape, Lagorthi. It is grown in the high slopes of the Peloponnese. Lagorthi produces sweet wine. Committee Boston is pouring up Lagorthi wine.

Malagousia

The malagousia grape is grown in Macedonia. This grape produces full-body white wines, and it was resurrected in the 20th century! Get the chance to have Malagousia wine at Committee in Boston.

Robola

Produced with high acidity and a lemon note, the Robola grape is mostly grown in the Ionian Island of Cephalonia. 

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This Seaport restaurant serves up all the classic Greek wines and dishes. Visit our team at Committee Boston today to get a taste! Give us a call at (617) 737-5051 or make a reservation online. We look forward to serving you!

 

Greek Brunch Essentials

Greek brunch brings a wide variety of foods and flavors to the table. After a long week, a great way to spend a weekend day is getting brunch with good people and indulging in even better food! Committee Boston offers a delicious brunch menu filled with must-try items. Continue reading to learn more about some Greek brunch essentials and prepare for your next weekend brunch!

Bougatsa

This traditional Greek dish is the perfect thing to order at brunch! Bougatsa is a Greek breakfast pastry made deliciously with phyllo, vanilla custard, cinnamon, and topped with powdered sugar. The sweetness in this dish is just what you need for your sweet tooth!

Artichoke Moussaka

A well-known dish that you have to try, artichoke moussaka. There are many variations of moussaka but this one is the best. Made to perfection with artichokes, caramelized onions, potato, and béchamel. This makes for a perfect brunch dish for you to indulge in with its delicious, savory flavors!

Greek Yogurt

A breakfast/brunch essential that everyone knows about! Greek yogurt brings a creamy, tart flavor to the table. Greek yogurt at Committee Boston is served with sour cherry vyssino, pasteli, berries, and granola. If you’re looking for something light but still delicious and sweet, this is the brunch essential for you!

Classic Greek Omelet

Omelets are always a go to brunch meal. They’re packed with many flavors and are just what you need on the weekend. A classic Greek omelet is made with spinach, dill, scallions, and feta served with home fries and pita. This perfect combination offers you with fresh and savory tastes, you can’t pass up on this brunch essential!

Loukaniko Hash

This brunch dish serves you with three sunny-side up eggs, pork and leek sausage, butternut squash, celery root, spinach, and sourdough toast. With a combination like this, you can’t go wrong! Try this weekend brunch essential during your next visit at Committee Boston!

Spanakopita Grilled Cheese

Everyone loves grilled cheeses… You will have to try this spanakopita grilled cheese for brunch! Deliciously served with feta, kasseri, and spinach on sourdough bread and a side of tomato soup. This is a perfect meal for the cooler days when you’re looking for something comforting and warm!

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At Committee Boston, we’re serving up the brunch essentials you need! Visit us today and our enjoy our delicious brunch selection. Contact us at (617) 737-5051 or check out our website to learn more. We look forward to having you!