Perfect Pairings · Soft and Sparkling
As temperatures take a nose dive here in Melbourne, it’s the perfect time to re-acquaint ourselves with the most indulgent, savoury and satisfying of flavour combinations – CHEESE and WINE.
For the month of July, we’ve sought the wisdom of Dan Murphy’s sommelier Peter Nixon, and cheesemonger Laura Lown from amazing Melbourne fromagerie Milk the Cow, who each week will take us through a perfect wine and cheese pairing. They’re kicking off today with our all time favourite combo: soft cheese with sparkling wine!
Peter has more than 24 years of experience in the wine and hospitality industry, and is a passionate advocate for local wines. Born in London, he studied wine marketing at Adelaide University and also trained as a chef! Peter has been at Dan Murphy’s since 2008, where he is currently the Head of Wine Range Development.
As cheesemonger at Milk The Cow (located in St Kilda and Carlton), Laura Lown knows everything there is to know about cheese! Also hailing from the UK, she has worked in the cheese industry for more than 12 years, beginning her career at Paxton & Whitfield (London’s most famous cheese shop!) before relocating to set up Milk The Cow in 2012.