The pairing of sweet and salty is one of the most persuasive arguments for the success of contrasting flavor pairings. But even here, with this famous match of salty, funky blue cheese and sweet wine there are some complimentary elements at play helping to make this one fo the all-time best food and wine apirings. Both the textures (rich and creamy) as well as the flavor intensities (really intense!)of both food and wine align well here but there is one more element at play: funkiness!. We know that blue cheese is a bit, or more, funky, but that is also true for many sweet wines that can exhibit additional levels of complexity from the wine's volatile acidity as well as from the "noble rot" that affects many sweet wines. Whatever the casues, this is an incredible pairing.
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