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.
Chronicle columnist, and author of an upcoming book on the subject, Janet Fletcher will lead you through a tasting of five beers and seven cheeses, introducing the basics and the high points of this happy twosome.