Summer whisky and cheese flights

04 November, 2015 by Stefanie Collins

A range of specialty whiskies will now feature alongside the artisanal cheese offering in the Opera Bar’s Meat & Cheese room.

Working in the current global trend for spirit and food matching, and building on the wine/beer and cheese matching trend in Australia, Opera Bar will be matching its range of Australian artisan cheeses with whiskies from all over the world.

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The team at Opera Bar has developed an intricate flavour matrix that’s specific to its whisky and cheese offering to ensure that there is a flavour match to suit everyone’s taste preferences. For those that aren’t sure what sort of flavours they prefer, the specialist staff are on hand to help navigate the menu, while there is a rotating tasting flight option as well.

The current whisky and cheese tasting flight on offer features Hakushu 12YO (Mount Kaikomagatake) with L’Artisan washed rind (Timboon); Nant Bourbon Wood (Tasmania) with Ashgrove Cheddar (Elizabeth Town); and Aultmore 12yo (Speyside), with Woodside lemon myrtle chevre (Adelaide Hills) for $35. The tasting flights are available daily from 11:30am- midnight, no bookings required.

The Meat & Cheese room is a unique space within Opera Bar that offers the kind of personalised service and interesting products that are not necessarily expected at a high volume venue like itself. According to Opera Bar, the purpose of the room is to give both the regular customers a taste of something different as well as giving “discerning whisky patrons the opportunity to come to the harbour and enjoy the spectacular Opera Bar view whilst experiencing a specialty whisky offering they might usually find in ‘small bar’ venue”.