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cheese pairings served up on the Westside Wine Trail this weekend

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The B.C. Wine Institute has teamed up with the Westside Wine Trail and Save On Foods for the inaugural pairing pass program available at 12 wineries on the Westside Wine Trail Saturday and Sunday.

Each of the participating wineries will provide pass holders with a creative locally-sourced cheese dish paired perfectly with wine.

The program is not only serves to highlight the diversity of wine and culinary offerings on the Westside Wine Trail, it also helps drive tourists to local wineries during shoulder season.

Pair.ing pass offerings include Happy Day Goat Cheese ball with local walnuts and apple butter with 2018 La’p Cheet Sparkling Rosé at Indigenous World Winery, and tangy

goat cheese flat bread with 2018 La Petite Paille Sauvignon Blanc at Little Straw Vineyards .

Over at Frind Estate Winery, the newest

entry to the Westside Wine Trail, guests have two options – warm roasted pear with Gellatly Nut Farm walnuts, cranberries and Upper Bench King Cole Blue Cheese paired with their 2018 Pinot Noir Rose, and phyllo cups filled with cracked pepper-infused Okanagan goat cheese with charred plum puree paired with their 2018 Riesling.

Beaumont Family Estate Winery will offer their organic Pinot Noir paired with Okanagan cherry chutney and sauteed Paneer cubes and organic Pinot Gris with three cheese fondue and pain grille.

Along with the pairing, at 2 p.m. Thomas Goudreu, cheese expert, will offer a cheese-making demonstration and tasting of Paneer in curry coconut sauce.

At Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, pass holders can sip Viognier paired with smoked gorgonzola mac and cheese from the Blu Saffron Bistro.

Each pass costs $30 and includes six experiences valid at participating Westside Wine Trail wineries Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Passes can be enjoyed individually or shared.

Purchase your pass online at WineBC.com.

For a complete list of participating wineries and their pairings, go online to thewestsidewinetrail.com.

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