‘Something old, something new, something stinky, something blue’
No meal is complete without a cheese board. Am I right? A good cheese and a good wine go hand in hand so why can it be so hard to get it right? There isn’t a cheese that goes with every wine and vice versa, however, it is all about balance. If you buy the cheese you like, and drink the wine you like, then inevitably the outcome will be a success.

‘Something old, something new, something stinky, something blue’ is an old cheesemonger saying and it’s not a bad example to follow when creating the perfect cheese board.

Something old - a vintage or mature cheddar or gouda, for example.

Something new - either a new type of cheese for you or a new trending cheese on the market or just a cheese that isn’t vintage.

Something stinky - can you really call it cheese if it’s not stinky? The stinkier the better in my opinion. Examples include Durrus, Époisses, Reblochon, Gubeen.

Something blue - the least popular and sometimes the hardest to pair with wine but a little goes a long way and there’s so many types of blue available today.

At Cavavin, we have a selection of Sheridan’s finest and best selling cheeses for you to choose from. All or some of these cheeses will make up the perfect cheese board and not forgetting the wine of course. Louise has done all the hard work for you and paired them so all you have to do is stop by and try them.
A fresh goat’s cheese. Lightly flaky and chalky with a floral and citrusy flavour. A Sauvignon Blanc’s dream. Or enjoy with a delicate red Gamay or Beaujolais.

A Pungent, rich and creamy semi-soft cheese. This wine cries out for a crisp, dry Crémant.


A naturally smoked washed-rind cheese with nutty and buttery flavours. Enjoy with a Gewürztraminer or a Primitivo.

A bloomy soft Irish-style brie that's rich and creamy. Enjoy with a fruity Pinot Noir


A semi-soft creamy cheese with bitter notes from the blue. Enjoy with an Explosive & Fruity Riesling or a deliciously sweet rare apple ice wine. A real Irish treat!


A semi-hard French classic. Sweet, yet salty with nutty and caramelised butter undertones. Enjoy with a Smooth and Juicy Cotes du Rhone or a crisp dry white.

October 03, 2023 — Louise O'Brien