It’s Cheese Heaven Over at Wine & Wedge in EPCOT!
EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival may have started back in July, but we’re still getting to experience some new food items! Not all of the booths opened right when the festival began.
Actually, four of the booths at this year’s festival are just opening TODAY! They’re at the festival this year in honor of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary. Let’s go check one out!
Wine & Wedge
Wine & Wedge is a new booth to the festival this year and focuses on wine and cheese! You can find the booth over at the front of the World Showcase.
There are some very exciting offerings on the menu this year, including three NEW dishes that qualify for Emile’s Fromage Montage (AKA, the cheese crawl!).
The booth had a delayed opening this morning due to some technical difficulties. But, Cast Members very kindly handed out free bottles of water to the people waiting in line!
Okay, now let’s go eat some cheese!
We started with the Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and accompaniments for $7. This is a dish on Emile’s Fromage Montage!
The types of cheeses aren’t explicitly listed on the menu, but we determined that this plate has a brie, a bleu, a parmesan, and an espresso rubbed cheese.
The espresso rubbed cheese is likely the Espresso BellaVitano from Sartori. It’s a rich, creamy, and nutty cheese and it has that distinct coffee flavor along the rind from the espresso.
The accompaniments on this board include some honeycomb, fig jam, and what seems to be peanut brittle. There are also some slices of bread.
This is a great assortment of cheese — you get a little bit of everything! The honeycomb and fig jam also pair nicely with all four of the cheeses.
And for $7, this is a pretty good deal compared to a small cheeseboard you could get at a restaurant!
Next, we got the Boursin Fig & Balsamic Soufflé with fig tapenade. This is also on Emile’s Fromage Montage and is $5.75.
This was very soft and had a great sweetness to it. If you like Boursin, you’ll definitely enjoy this!
It’s a very unique way to eat cheese. If you want to go a bit outside of your comfort zone with a dish you can’t find in many other places, get this!
We also tried the Southern Pimento Cheese with bread-and-butter pickled vegetables and grilled bread for $5.25. This is the third item over here that is on Emile’s Fromage Montage.
The pimento cheese had a little bit of spice, but nothing overwhelming. It was also very smooth.
Despite the name, this is not really a traditional southern pimento cheese (like the Palmetto Cheese brand). This one is way creamier and has more mayo in it.
The pickled veggies go well with the cheese though, and you get a decent amount of bread to spread the cheese on.
As for the drinks, there are three different options over here (more on these in a second). You can get them individually or as a flight for $12.
If you’re looking for a full wine and cheese experience, you can find that here as well! You can get the Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese for $18.
This is the Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and accouterments paired with all three of the wines — the Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Hartley Apple Brandy, and Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port.
Our palette had the pimento cheese paired with the Riesling, the parmesan and honey paired with the brandy, and the bleu cheese and fig jam paired with the port.
We thought the port paired perfectly with the bleu cheese — it has notes of blackberry and blueberry. There is some sweetness to the port as well.
The sweet apple brandy was kind of an odd pairing for the parmesan. It was a little harsh and heavy, and had a strong apple taste, but if you enjoy brandy you might like it!
Finally, the riesling was also sweet, but it was the most refreshing of the three drinks and had some fruitiness to it. This went well with that rich pimento cheese!
It almost was as if they were going for a dessert cheese and wine vibe over here. We’re not sure if that was the best call, honestly — wines with little to no sweetness probably would’ve worked better!
So, if you’re looking for a nice variety of cheese and wine, an interesting way to eat Boursin, or some pimento cheese to indulge in, this is the place to be!
Check out what we’ve already experienced at EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival in our video below!
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