Balderson Cheddar Cheese and Wine Pairings: Spot On!


Cheese expert Cecilia Smith and I had so much fun filming this spot for Balderson Cheddar.

Of course, we had to be thorough with our research and played with various wine and cheese pairings throughout the day of the shoot.

This spot airs on The Food Network, The Lifestyle Network, Home & Garden Television, W Network and other channels.

Balderson Studio 1

I was fascinated with the production behind a 30-second spot: it took all day. The film crew were pros. Although I was ready to drop at the end of the day, it was so worthwhile.

Balderson Camera Man

Lots of camera angles, lighting scenes and other nuances. The hero, of course, is the cheese!

 

Balderson set Shot

 

Wines for Balderson

The wines on set above.

Cecilia and Natalie 2

 

Natalie2

 

cheese

 

Cecilia and Natalie

The end of a happy day and the beginning of a new friendship …

More cheese and wine matches.

Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2014Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2014
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 10%
Sweetness: Medium
750 ml
Drink: 2014-2019

Plush Pork Wine

LCBO: 80234  833 in stock
Score: 92/100
Price: $16.95

 

 

Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2014Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2014
Adelaide Hills, Australia

Alcohol: 12.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
750 ml
Drink: 2014-2018

Remarkable Roast Chicken Wine

LCBO: 399543  2592 in stock
Score: 92/100
Price: $24.95

 

 

Simi Winery Merlot 2012Simi Winery Merlot 2012
Sonoma County, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
750 ml
Drink: 2014-2018

Plush Pork Wine 

LCBO: 417386  2080 in stock
Score: 90/100
Price: $22.95

 

 

M. Chapoutier Collection Bio 2013M. Chapoutier Collection Bio 2013
Côtes-Du-Rhône, Rhône A.C., France

Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
750 ml
Drink: 2015-2019

Best Beef Wine 

LCBO: 421156  1724 in stock
Score: 91/100
Price: $19.95

 

 

San Pedro 1865 1865 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013San Pedro 1865 1865 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Dry
750 ml
Drink: 2014-2018

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

LCBO: 37911  2984 in stock
Score: 92/100
Price: $19.95

 

 

Chateau Pey La Tour 2010Chateau Pey La Tour 2010
Bordeaux, France

Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
750 ml
Drink: 2014-2019

Luscious Lamb Wine

LCBO: 349308  4303 in stock
BC: 442392  909 in stock
SAQ: 442392  715 in stock
ANBL: 3258691490687  Check Stock

Score: 90/100
Price: $19.95

 

 

Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage Port 2009Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage Port 2009
Douro D.O.P., Portugal

Alcohol: 20%
Sweetness: Sweet
750 ml
Drink: 2015-2020

Divine Dessert Wine 

LCBO: 87551  1702 in stock
Score: 90/100
Price: $21.95

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