Here are 5 guidelines for a cheese pairing.

1) Acidity

Acidity is important when approaching a pairing with “fatty” foods.  On the palate Pure Mead bursts with citrus notes followed by refreshing acidity.  The acidity perfectly cuts through the fattiness and richness of the cheeseboard, cleaning your palate after every bite.

2) Complement

Look for flavours in the wine and the food that work well together.  Nutty cheeses, e.g. Comté or an Aged Cheddar, will complement well with the hazelnut notes in the Pure Mead.

3) Contrast

Sometimes contrast is good… think of peanut butter and jelly.  Our Pure Mead has a delicate sweetness that contrasts beautifully with a salty blue, e.g. Sitlon.

4) Sweetness (Off-Dry)

No matter the size of the cheeseboard, no one can do without chutney, or fresh apple/ pear… or a spoonful of honey.  When choosing a wine it must be sweeter than the dish (board) or else the wine can appear flabby.

5) Strength

The food and wine should be harmonious and ensure that neither personality overpowers the other.  Pure Mead’s creamy, rich texture will meet the match of many of its cheesy friends… try for yourself.
Whether you are at the start of your wine pairing journey or looking to discover the next best pairing, your taste buds are truly the best guide.  The only tip is to “individually taste the cheese followed by a sip of the wine to see how the flavours change and complement each mouthful’. Otherwise, enjoy the journey.

Order your bottle of Pure Mead for your next picnic here.


Loxwood poured and with cheese

Photos by @brymorganna

What is Loxwood Meadworks’ signature product, Pure Mead?


Out with the traditional and in with the modern.  We are on a mission to ‘Reimagine mead for a new generation’… everything from branding to taste.  Introducing our Pure Mead made from our own unique blend of honey.


Deep golden in colour with honied-citrus aromas, this delicious off-dry honey wine has an elegant minerality, crisp zesty flavours which complement the rich, creamy, textured finish.



Serve chilled in a wine glass and try pairing with a cheeseboard.  The acidity cuts through the richness ofthe cheese and the delicate sweetness complements any sweet accompaniments whilst contrasting the saltiness.  For more pairing inspiration check out our blog.


Made similarly to a white wine we ferment to dry with a cool fermentation; retain all the delicate flavours. After, we back-sweeten with our unique blend of honey to produce the gentle sweetness.


Vintage: NV

Alcohol: 12%

Residual Sugar: 26 g/L

Acidity: 8.5 g/L

 1. Chill out.

If you don’t have a cool box to keep things icy cold, grab a few bags of ice from the supermarket and a freezer insulated bag for life. You can fashion a makeshift ice bucket or pop the ice cubes straight in your glass.


Loxwood Meadworks Pure Mead Picnic


 2. Posh props.

Make it feel special with a hamper, proper glasses and nice blanket. These gorgeous Beehive Throws from The British Blanket Company are made from 100% wool and all profits go to our charity partner, The Bee Friendly Trust.


Loxwood Meadworks Pure Mead Picnic


3. Spread out.

It’s all about the spread – lovely little nibbles to graze on as well as a bottle of Pure Mead, what else! Pair it with a cheese board, fresh bread, juicy strawberries, posh crisps or a Quorn cocktail sausage. Or make your own with our recipe for simple pork & honey sausage rolls.


Loxwood Meadworks Pure Mead Picnic


4. Game on.

Put your phones away and pack a board game or deck of cards. Scrabble’s easy to transport if you just bring the board and bag of tiles, leave that clunky box at home.


Loxwood Meadworks Pure Mead Picnic


5. Stay safe.

Enjoy many more picnics to come without sunburn, a severe hangover or worse. Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen, a bottle of water and keep a safe distance.


Loxwood Meadworks Pure Mead Picnic


Order your bottle of Pure Mead for your next picnic here.

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