Chris' Dips: Eat-Love-Share
The Alsace region in the Vosges Mountains in the north-eastern corner of France is famous for a number of things; its wine, its colourful half-timbered houses and its delicious delicacies – one of which is its fabled cheese and onion tart. With cheese made from the milk of the Vosgienne cows that roam the area, this simple tart is a classic example of what grows together, goes together – the rich creamy taste of cheese balanced perfectly by the sweet aromatic flavour of onion to create a dish that is so simple, yet so satisfying.
It is this tried and true flavour combination that Chris’ have embodied in their Heritage Vintage Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Dip, elevated with the delicious flavour of vintage cheddar paired with the balsamic glazed sweetness of caramelised onion.
As one of the most universally loved flavour combinations, Chris’ Heritage Vintage Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Dip is the perfect partner with a range of entertaining offerings.
Serve alongside slices of prosciutto, grissini, olives, dried fruits and pita bread for an impressive summer antipasto platter, or plate up with a round of brie, freshly sliced figs, succulent grapes and crispy crackers for the ideal after dinner cheeseboard.
As for wine pairing, Wine Selectors Wine Educator Adam Walls says Chris’ Vintage Cheddar & Caramelised Onion dip offers a myriad of wine matches.
“As vintage cheddar is the dominant flavour, this dip would be ideal with a rich Chardonnay or an Alsace local in Pinot Gris, whose crisp flavour profile and saline-like minerality would cut through the creaminess of the cheese.
“Riesling would also be a fantastic match, while the sweetness of a Sauternes would be a delicious pairing with the dip as an after-dinner treat.
“For lovers of red wine, a full-bodied, aged Cabernet would be an ideal partner for the cheddar and onion flavours.”
With such classic flavours, you could also use Chris’ Heritage Vintage Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Dip to enhance a range of recipes. Of course, you could add it wherever you would normally use cheese, such as pasta and pizzas, but this dip offers so much more.
Bring a savoury edge to waffles by adding four tablespoons of the dip to egg, garlic, basil and button mushrooms for a decadent breakfast. Simmer half a cup of the dip with milk and coriander to create a mouthwatering sauce for grilled prawn skewers, or deliver the ultimate Monte Christo sandwich by spreading two tablespoons of the dip on slices of sourdough before adding prosciutto, mozzarella and pickled baby cucumbers.
With Chris’ Heritage Vintage Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Dip, a world of culinary treats awaits. For the full recipes and other great serving ideas, visit chrisdips.com.au