Every game day snack (!) on one giant sandwich. See for yourself »
All questions

Trappist Beer Food Pairing Suggestions

My husband's birthday is coming up and he loves Trappist beer (Chimay, Orval, Rochefort, etc.). I was able to score some of the hard-to-get Westvleteren 12 for this special day. Any suggestions on some food to pair with it to enhance the flavors? I've never tasted it but I don't want to mess up the combination. Thanks in advance!

asked by Courtney Pollock over 4 years ago
6 answers 5696 views
2e76cf97 2d3d 429e a4b4 7be0bcf4c88d  headshot
added over 4 years ago


C9105300 d341 435b 98cf 8844c7105c46  32096 421736613209 6323241 n
added over 4 years ago

I'm planning on Stilton cheese because I read it's a good mix. Also some pepparkakor (Swedish gingerbread cookies). :)

A9f88177 5a41 4b63 8669 9e72eb277c1a  waffle3
added over 4 years ago

Sausage! The spicier the better. I do a fancy version where I take slices of cooked sausage, slather them with grainy German mustard and wrap them in puff.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 4 years ago

Lamb stew! I did a 5 course beer pairing for my husbands birthday and each dish was prepared with the same beer paired for drinking. I used an abbey ale in my lamb stew and it was great!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 4 years ago

a carbonnade or mussels.

609271d6 306e 4b3e 8479 9d404fb84e73  moi 1

QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

I would go with some kind of hearty beef stew. Or braised oxtails with root vegetables. Or roasted pumpkin with toasted walnuts, arugula and blue cheese.