Cheese and beer: These new-found friends in fermentation are all the rage in foodie circles. Why? Because while some cheese and wine pairings can set off fireworks, many are duds.
Beer is easier to pair with cheese, a more forgiving medium in which to taste the subtleties of dairy. Master home-brewer and cheese aficionado Andy Wild, formerly of the Culinary Institute of America in St Helena, will lead you through the basics and have you experience the high points of this happy twosome.