Studies show staccato sounds bring out the texture in cheese and enhance saltiness. This sound includes low danceability songs with a high tempo. Here are some songs you may recognise to try, ordered below by Spotify's danceability rating. Spotify judges danceability on the overall regularity of the audio. So, to find staccato sounds that bring out the saltiness of the cheeses, we chose tracks that combined low danceability and high tempo.
|The Verve||Bittersweet Symphony||0.36||171|
|Coldplay||Viva la Vida||0.49||138|
|The Beatles||Eleanor Rigby||0.58||138|
For a festive spin, listen to the Christmas song ‘Carol of the Bells’ by violinist Lindsey Stirling with danceability of 0.23 and tempo of 168. Try tasting the mouthwatering Nutty Ford Farm Coastal Cheddar and Fourme D'ambert alongside this selection of songs for a salty experience.
High-pitched songs are the go-to for sweet flavours and dancing while eating our chutney will guarantee a flavour sensation. Research shows that songs with high-pitch sounds makes food taste sweeter. Here are some popular song choices for you to try with the Quince Fruit Chutney.
|Swedish House Mafia||Don't You Worry Child- Radio Edit||79|
|Shakira||Waka Waka (It's Time for Africa)||78|
For a classical alternative, The Flower Duet (from "Lakmé"), sung by Katherine Jenkins and Kiri Te Kanawa, is the most popular non-instrumental song on Spotify in B major. On Christmas Day, try a tickling your tastebuds with Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney or We wish you a Merry Christmas performed by André Rieu.
Umami is a Japanese word used to describe a pleasant savoury taste. Studies show low, slow notes enhance umami flavours such as cheeses and meats. Narrowing down songs on Spotify by looking at tempo, energy and key, these are the best songs for enhancing savoury flavours that leave you wanting more.
|Ed Sheeran||Kiss Me||2||0.23||75||73|
|Blind Pilot||3 rounds and a sound||1||0.29||59||59|
|The Smiths||Please, please, please, let me get what I want||2||0.44||63||40|
Enjoying your cheese board at Christmas? Then try listening to Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley alongside your blue cheese. These flavoursome combos are a match made in cheese heaven. If you're one for a wensleydale or smelly camembert then these songs should be a go to.