Wine And Cheese Pairings For Beginners

Explore the new and ever-expanding world of wine & cheese.

When it comes to pairing wine with cheese, opinions vary these days and finding your perfect match can be an delectable adventure. They say there are several things to think about when pairing any food with wine, such as texture, acidity, region of production, and even your own taste buds. There are more and more new wine and cheese flavors coming out each day. Experiment with different pairing that you think might go well together. After all, this can be some fun research.

3 things to make your experience great!

There may be a lot of opinions out there about which cheeses to match with which wines but we feel there are really only three things you should do to make your experience a fabulous one.

  1. Pick your favorite wines
  2. Choose your favorite cheese
  3. Enjoy with friends and family

Here are some suggestions for pairing but keep in mind that these are just recommendations, not the law of the land:

Wine: Cheese to Consider

Beaujolais: Brie, Camembert, Goat Cheese
Cabernet Franc: Bleu, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Fontina, Goat Cheese, Gorgonzola, Swiss
Cabernet Sauvignon: Camembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Bleu Cheese, Roquefort
Chardonnay: Brie, Camembert, Goat Cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan, Provolone
Champagne: Beaufort, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Chevre, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan
Chianti: (Regional Cheeses to compliment) Fontina, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Provolone
Dessert Wine: Creme Fraiche, Mascarpone or get crazy and try a bit of Bleu Cheese
Merlot: Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg, Parmesan
Pinot Grigio: Aged Cheddar, Asiago, Edam, Goat Cheese, Gouda, Mozzarella, Muenster
Port: Bleu, Gorgonzola
Riesling: Asiago, Cheddar, Havarti
Sangiovese: Bleu, Fontina, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Provolone
Sauvignon Blanc: Asiago, Brie, Cheddar, Feta, Goat Cheese, Gruyere, Neufchatel, Parmesan
Shiraz/Syrah: Cheddar, Edam, gouda, Parmesan
Zinfandel: Asiago, Bleu, Feta, Goat Cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Munster

Enjoy responsibly

Turn this little escapade into a wine tasting party with your special friends. Enjoy, have fun, and cheers to your new adventure.

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