1. Three different blue cheeses like Great Hill Blue, Maytag Blue, Jasper Hill Bayley Hazen Blue, with a pair of fairly intense IPAs like New Belgium Ranger IPA, Bell’s Two-Hearted or Stone IPA.
2. Three stinky, washed-rind cheeses like Jasper Hill Winnimere, authentic Münster, Uplands Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Taleggio, or Meadow Creek Grayson, paired with two lighter-bodied brown beers such as Two Brothers Long Haul, New Belgium 1565 or an authentic Munich dunkel.
3. Three intense, hard cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano, aged gouda, Roth Kase Vintage Van Gogh or pecorino Romano, together with one or two strong roasty beers such as Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout or Alaskan Smoked Porter.