Indulge in Fine Wine and Cheese at The Funky Door

Written By Lacie Freelen

November 02, 2021

Wine and Cheese have gone hand-in-hand for centuries all over the world, and in West Texas there isn’t a better place to do a wine and cheese pairing than at The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room. 

Upon arriving at The Funky Door, you will be greeted by a spiraling staircase that holds thousands of wine bottles to represent the various regions, grape varietals and cultures from around the globe. Once you are seated and start browsing the menu, you will find their signature fondues and weekly rotating cheese boards pair perfectly with various three-tier wine flights. 

The Funky Door also offers three types of cheese fondue: Fiesta, Funky Door and Spinach Artichoke. You can’t go wrong with any option but I highly recommend ordering the Fiesta. Made with creamy pepper jack cheese, Pacifico beer and Tequila, this dip is flavorful, bold and tastes incredible with each food item available for dipping. (trust me, I’ve tried them all). This particular fondue pairs wonderfully with a glass of a golden, medium-bodied chardonnay. My favorite is 2017 Charles Krug from Napa Valley, California.

On the house charcuterie board you will find several different types of cheeses, fruits, and artisan crackers. Espresso Cheddar, sliced gruyere, diced brie and whipped, fine herb Gournay are just a few examples of what is available on their rotating menu. Depending on taste and texture, you will be recommended a certain wine flight to accompany your array of treats. One of my personal favorites is the Travel the Globe flight. This flight includes 2017 Peppoli Chanti from Tuscany, Italy, 2016 Crocus L’Atelier Malbec from Cahors, France, and 2017 Mollydooker Two Left Feet Shiraz Blend from McLaren, Australia. Each wine boasts flavors reminiscent of tart cherries, juicy blackberries and warm spice. This rich, full-bodied trio contrasts sharp, bold cheeses for an extensive tasting experience.

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