La Brea Bakery’s Reserve Struan Loaf is the Perfect Pairing with French Rosè Wine and Murray’s Cheddar Cheese (Part 1)

 In Fine Rosè wine from the Rhone Valley paired with a grilled cheese sandwich made with the Struan Bread filled with melted cheddar cheese, Black Forest ham and strawberry jam…..

(LaBrea Bakery sent 3 bread samples for me to review and pair with wines)


Recently, La Brea Bakery sent three of their reserve artisan breads for me to try out the wine and food pairing suggestions.

 How could I resist?

The single origin heirloom wheat is grown and harvested under Big Sky Country, Montana.  La Brea Bakery Reserve breads have their own personality, flavor profile and texture that creates irresistible pairings.


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La Brea Bread: Struan

The complex and diverse grain mix provides incredible texture and flavors of La Brea Bakery’s Struan Reserve Loaf are complemented perfectly with ancient grain notes and subtle acid from the whole milled wheat starter.

Ohhhhh yeah. This mouth-watering  buttery, crispy grilled sandwich is layered with Murray’s Pineland Farms Medium Cheddar, Boar’s Head Black Forest Ham and slathered with Bonne Maman strawberry preserves.

 A Perfect Pairing

I love this pairing! The balance of acidity and flavor profiles from the wine and bread are highlighted by the tanginess from strawberry preserves. The salty, slightly sweet and smoky ham along with the bright flavors of the medium cheddar cheese are the perfect flavor balance of a sweet and salty combination that is a favorite flavor combination.

Now, this is a perfect pairing with In Fine Rosè from the Rhone in France

This bright pink rosè is a well balanced blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault from the Cote du Ventoux region of the Rhone Valley in France. Big Aromas of strawberries, blackberries and raspberries emerge from the wine and is confirmed on the palate with refreshing and lively finish.



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Lisa Mays

Lisa is passionate about wine and holds the WSET Advanced Certificate (Wine and Spirit Education Trust of London). She will be pursuing her Diploma Certificate through rigorous on-going studies and plans to attain the prestigious Master of Wine designation.

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