Spaulding Gray’s Personal Favorite Cheese and Food Pairings Chart:

Cheese Feline Food Pairing Choice Miscellaneous Information
Applewood Smoked Cheddar Archilochus colubris or Gallus gallus domesticus Takes quite a successful hunting day to catch enough Archilochus colubris for a real meal…
Asiago Castor canadensis or Sus domestica Castor canadensis is the second largest rodent in the world. Makes it tricky to catch…
Beecher’s Flagship Reserve Buteo jamaicensis or Gallus gallus domesticus Buteo jamaicensis tastes like chicken…
Beecher’s No Woman peromyscus leucopus or Sus domestica My two favorite foods paired together. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Beemster Mustard Seed Terrapene carolina triunguis or Bos primigenius taurus ribeye I hate when the shell gets stuck between my teeth.
Beemster XO Sciurus griseus or Sus domestica Sciurus griseus tastes like pork.
BelGioioso American Grana Buteo regalis or Gallus gallus domesticus The Buteo regalis’ eggs are a treat when you can climb into the nest.
BelGioioso Burrata Oncorhynchus tshawytscha The Man hates Oncorhynchus tshawytscha which leaves more for me.
BelGioioso Provolone Sus scrofa Salami or Sus domestica Salami The best sus scrofa comes from Spain and is known locally as Jamon Iberico.
Boar’s Head Horseradish Cheddar Ateles marginatus or rare Bos primigenius taurus When you visit Brazil, check out the Ateles marginatus
Brie de Nangis Afrana johnstoni or Pelophylax kl. Esculentus legs Choices seemed appropriate…
Cambozola Sciurus carolinensis  sausage or Oryctolagus cuniculus Likes its western cousin, Sciurus carolinensis tastes like pork.
Cantalet Tamiasciurus hudsonicus or Oryctolagus cuniculus Ditto…
Comte Atlantoraja castelnaui  or Oncorhynchus kisutch If it lives in “open seas”, how do they know it’s endangered?
Cotswold Pub Cheese Axis calamianensis or Cervus canadensis You have to beat out the pythons if you want Axis calamianensis for dinner.
Denhay Farmhouse Cheddar grilled Marmota vancouverensis or Bos primigenius taurus The Lady and The Man have promised to take me to Vancouver Island to enjoy Marmota vancouverensis for dinner.
Fol Epi jerked Sus scrofa scrofa Anything but boring…
Fontina Val d’Aosta smoked Sander viteus Also good as sushi
Iberico Egretta thula or Gallus gallus domesticus You’ll never regret eating Egretta thula
Idiazabal Smoked Salmonidae Again…more for me…
Jarlsberg Apodemus alpicola or Sus domestica  You can find Apodemus alpicola in abundance at Salmon Creek, especially early in the morning.
Kerrygold Dubliner T. thymallus The Lady’s favorite…
Kerrygold Ivernia Bison bonasus or Bison bison Buffalo girl why don’t you come out tonight…
Mahon Aphelocoma coerulescens pate or Gallus gallus domesticus Looks just like the ones that live here…what’s the difference? …and it tastes like chicken…
Mimolette Ondatra zibethicus or Sus domestica I wonder if The Captain and Tenille love Ondatra zibethicus as much as I do?
Ossau Irarty Camelus bactrianus or Bos primigenius taurus One hump or two humps?
Parmigiana-Reggiano rana catesbeiana stew or Pelophylax kl. Esculentus stew Jeremiah Stew is my favorite.
Pecorino Romano Carcharhinus borneensis or T. thymallus The shark you eat is the one that won’t eat you. The Lady saw Jaws and never got in the ocean again…
Pont l’Eveque Turdus migratorius or Gallus gallus domesticus Tastes like chicken…
P’tit Basque suricata Suricata suricatta  pate or  Sus domestica I got nothing…
Raclette Hesperoptenus doriae or Gallus gallus domesticus As opposed to a true one???
Rembrandt Peromyscus leucopus or Sus domestica The Lady’s favorite cheese deserves to be paired with this favorite of mine.
Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Dendrolagus goodfellowi or Bos primigenius taurus This goodfellow is a wannabe wallaby …
Rogue Creamery Oregonzola Ground Elephas maximus or Bos primigenius taurus There are always leftovers…
Roth Kase Buttermilk Blue Mustela putorius furo steak or Bos primigenius taurus I had NOTHING to do with it when Jennifer’s went MIA in Burbank…I swear…
Roth Kase GrandCru Gruyere Gallicolumba menagei or Gallus gallus domesticus Bleeding hearts…
Saint Agur Hapalopsittaca fuertesi or Gallus gallus domesticus The Lady and The Man had a parrot…too bad he went away…
Saint Andre Rattus rattus or Sus domestica Interesting pairing, don’tcha think? Buts, it’s yummy.
Taleggio Mydaus marchei  or  Sus domestica If you can get past the smell, you’ll enjoy the taste, especially when it’s fresh.
Tillamook Garlic Chili PepperCheddar Gymnogyps californianus or Gallus gallus domesticus **True story below about a Californian man in court for killing and roasting a Gymnogyps californianus
Tillamook Hot Habanero Jack Didelphis virginianis or Gallus gallus domesticus These guys are tricky and they only come out at night…
Tillamook Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar Electrophorus electricus  or unagi roll Might as well stick your tongue in a socket.
Willamette Valley Brindisi Melospiza melodia or Gallus gallus domesticus And yes…it tastes like chicken…


** So this guy is arrested in California for killing, roasting and eating a California condor, which is a crime and the guy is facing serious jail time. Before sentencing, the guy throws himself on the mercy of the court and the judge takes pity, giving him probation and a stern lecture about protecting the endangered Condor. As the guy is walking out the courtroom door, the judge asks him what the condor tastes like. The guy answers, “A lot like the bald eagle.”

3 Responses to “Spaulding Gray’s Favorite Cheese/Food Pairings Chart”

  1. Clare Says:

    HA HA HA… I don’t know what a bald eagle tastes like but it is a bird and therefore related to the chicken. OK… gamey is one thing… but an endangered species??? Sorry. I can not go there.

    But cheese is a delightful thing and should be encouraged, always.

    Blog on. x

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    – Marc Shaw

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