Philippines | La Petite Foire Du Fromage By Wine Story

wp-image-1472139493jpgI love cheese, I love wine, put these two together and I am totally sold. While browsing on Instagram I came across Wine Story’s La Petite Foire Du Fromage {A mini cheese fair}. I jumped to the opportunity and bought my ticket. It is one thing loving cheese and wine and it is another knowing how to pair the two for a delightful experience.La Petite Foire Du Fromage was hosted at the Wine Story Serendra and I must say the event was very well executed and the cheese presentation was impressive.

After registration, one of the lovely ladies offered me a bubbly glass of Thienot Champagne Brut as she proudly talked about Wine Story’s mission and vision. She gave me a mini tour into their cellar which has an extensive collection of nothing but fine wine. And after that short introduction, a preloaded tasting card and a map designed to guide me from one station to another was handed over to me and the party began.wp-image-154786908jpgwp-image-845474953jpgwp-image-490517686jpgThe featured wines were;
Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Leognan 2010
La Réserve De Malartic, Pessac-Leognan 2009
Hugel Gewurztraminer, Vendange Tardive 2006

Carbonnieux Blanc. A white bordeaux, dry, fresh with oaky background. Hugel Gewurztraminer, aromatic, sweet and flavourful but I still can’t pronounce the name. Thienot Champagne Brut, a non-vintage sparkling wine from Champagne France. Fresh and bubbly. One sip and my taste buds went oh la la. I’m thinking aperitif with tapas. Or a gift, thanks to its elegant packaging.

The ushers behind each station were very knowledgeable about the different types of cheese and suggested which wine to pair with. I was happy to meet Mr. Marshall Mays, Director of Latteria d’Ischia. Having lived in Italy, France and spain he has a deep passion and unbeatable knowledge on cheese and wine.

“Latteria d’Ischia prides itself in being both a global local brand. The HK based company provides cheese and yogurt to the biggest cities in Asia and upholds the strictest international standards in cheese making and and quality control in their dairy plant in Bulacan, Philippines. Using buffalo-milk sourced in support of local communities, La Latteria infuses Italian flavour and style in their dairy products and ensures quality and freshness in their artisanal creations. Among their best selling products are fresh cheese including the famous burrata, and fine aged cheese”.

wp-image-14550208jpgwp-image-736723484jpgwp-image-1361467955jpgwp-image-1477353211jpgApart from cheese and wine sampling there was also a step by step Burrata-making demo. Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella while the inside contains stracciatella and cream. Are you already salivating? Because I am!wp-image-752910155jpg wp-image-589917193jpg wp-1472467425813Unfortunately I couldn’t stay until 15h for the Wine and Cheese pairing class but I still went home content with everything I had learnt. It was indeed a delightful experience and can’t wait for Wine Story next event.

Wine Story
Serendra Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, Philippines
Tel.No. (+632) 846-6310


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