Cheese & Meat Pairings

These famous cheese & meat combos are truly a delight for all the senses.

We at PenniBlack pride ourselves on food that not only tastes good but makes you feel good! We will take you through our top picks for cheese and meat pairings, exploring the flavour combinations and why they work so well. 


Prosciutto and Parmesan


These two work well together; the saltiness of the prosciutto paired with the fruity, nutty taste of parmesan allows the flavours to sing. The crumbly tougher texture of the cheese compliments the soft-thin cured meat. The very strong umami characteristic or savoury taste allows this cheese to elevate all dishes that it is added to and prosciutto is a prime example of complimentary meat.


Cranberry Wensleydale and Chicken


Wensleydale is sweet and fruity in flavour, with cranberry and honey tones. This cheese is a very fresh young cheese that pairs brilliantly with roast chicken. The subtle flavours of the chicken allow for the sweet, tangy cheese to shine through. Chicken is a great vehicle for the cranberry and honey essence.


Salami and Gouda


The semi-hard cheese from the Netherlands can come in many different varieties such as smoky, aged and flavour-infused. A smoky gouda usually pairs best with salami as the spice in the meat and cheese blend well together.

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