July 2020 Pairing

Our theme this month is Old World Wines, New World Style. And it seems fitting to go old school for our restaurant pairing and highlight the age-old pairing of wine and cheese. It may seem like a natural combination, but it can take skill and experience to put together the right wine and cheese combinations.

So, naturally, we've brought in an expert! Steve Jones is the owner and head cheesemonger at The Cheese Bar, our very own nationally-recognized, cut-to-order retail cheese counter with a rotating selection of more than 200 cheeses sourced locally and from around the world.

Steve has picked out four cheeses that pair beautifully with this month's wines. Once you get your wines, place your order online or call in your take-out order at 503-222-6014 anytime in July and ask for the Cellar 503 cheese pairing. You'll get a 1/4 lb of each of four different cheeses for just $26. Add on a baguette or some Olympia Provisions salami for a true feast!

Each featured cheese is designed to pair with multiple wines, a fun mix and match tasting for sure! Here are our wines and cheese descriptions from The Cheese Bar:

Kriselle Cellars, Belle Touvelle

This wine was inspired by the famous wines of the Bordeaux region, in a classic “right bank” blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Malbec, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Paired with Tres Leches- Cow, Goat and Sheep- Spain and Quadrello di Bufula- Water buffalo- Italy.

Stedt Wines, Gamay

This is a lovely, bold Gamay that jumps out at you – with red fruit, a savory quality that’s both herbal and redolent of red cedar, alongside a pepper spice to liven things up.

Paired with Tres Leches- Cow, Goat and Sheep- Spain, Quadrello di Bufula- Water buffalo- Italy, Mekkerstee- Goat Gouda - Holland, and 18 Month Comte- Raw cow- France.

Weisinger Family Wines, Roussanne

Despite the roots of its name (“roux”, French for “red”), Roussanne is a white-wine grape from the Rhône Valley in France. Typically blended with Marsenne and Viognier, it almost never appears by itself -- and is the backbone of the white wine blends of the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape region.

Paired with Mekkerstee- Goat Gouda - Holland and 18 Month Comte- Raw cow- France

Gersing Cellars, White Blend

Jason Gersing has produced a classic Bordeaux white with his 2019 white blend. It’s 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, produced in both stainless and neutral French oak.

Paired with Mekkerstee- Goat Gouda - Holland and 18 Month Comte- Raw cow- France

Restaurant Pairing Packs


Red 2

Two bottles of red from two different small Oregon wineries.

$60


White 2

Two bottles of white wine from two different small Oregon wineries.

$50



Mixed 2

One bottle of white and one bottle of red wine from two different small Oregon wineries.

$55


Mixed 4

Two bottles of white and Two bottles of red wine from four different small Oregon wineries.

$100