What is the difference between ripened and unripened cheese?
Ripened cheese is stored after manufacturing until the preferred taste and consistency is achieved. Unripened cheese is sold as soon as it is manufactured.
Not really. They are so different in flavoring that it would greatly affect the recipe. Cream Cheese is creamy and sweet, while Feta is crumbly and salty. Feta is like blue cheese and Gorgonzola. They have a starter and are ripened and then aged. They are also have a tartness to them. Cream cheese is soft and creamy. It is not ripened or aged; hence the flavor would be milder then the feta.
Champagne is a somewhat sweet wine, because its fermentation is interrupted before it has eaten all the sugar, so it is really not great for cheese. It also has a delicate flavor that could easily be overcome by strong cheese, and the bubbly part that titillate the palate does not suit cheese very well either. Some cheese go well with a sweet counterpart, like a pear or a fresh fig, but if you must have…