Which Wine with Your Cheese?

Saturday, November 7, 2015    
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Al Whittle Theatre - Studio Z
450 Main St, Wolfville, NS, B4P 1E2

When some things work, they just really, really work… so we’re bringing back this popular session from last year. The team from Bishop’s Cellar will lead this seminar on what wines to have with the ultimate cheese plate. They will circumnavigate the globe with wines to show you some strategic choices you can make when pairing wine and the new roster of 2015 award-winning Canadian cheeses. Canadian Cheese Grand Prix Chairman, Phil Bélanger, will provide commentary and tasting notes on the selection of cheeses. There are a few Grand Prix judges in our midst this year, so there may be a few surprises. Recommended viewing following this workshop: The Duel of Wine.

Note: This activity is restricted to 19 years of age and older.

Phil Bélanger

Phil Bélanger

Phil is a cheese expert and independent consultant working with the Dairy farmers of Canada and has been a part of the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix national competition since its inception in 1998, and Chairman since 2009. He has had a distinguished career in the Atlantic agrifood industry, which included directing a Provincial Hotel and Culinary Training Institution, where he developed and managed all aspects of the hotel, restaurant and tourism programs. He currently is executive director in the NB department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and chairman of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs for the New Brunswick chapter. His passion for Canadian cheese keeps him roaming the country in search of new jewels in the world of cheese.