Cheese Pairing Guide
Mention a wine party to someone, and the first thing that tends to come to mind is "and cheese". Wine and cheese both have an extremely long history - both were mentioned in the Odyssey! Both wine and cheese are natural products, created using a standard process but with a myriad of results. Both tend to age well.
Wine and cheese combinations, much like all other aspects of wine, are a purely personal decision. That said, there are some combinations that are naturally pleasing to the vast majority of consumers. Usually one drinks red wine with hard cheese, and white wine with soft cheeses. These charts below are just a guideline - be sure to keep an open mind and find out what is best suited to your own palate!
|Cheese Type||Wine||Wine Suggestions|
|Baby Swiss||Asti Spumanti|
|Bleu||Tawny Port, Madeira, Sherry|
|Brie, Vintage||Champagne, Sweet Sherry|
|Brie, US||Cabernet, Beaujolais|
|Camembert||Cabernet, Chenin Blanc|
|Cheddar, Mild||Champagne, Chardonnay|
|Cheddar, Strong||Cabernet, Rioja, Sauvignon Blanc|
|Cream Cheese||White Zinfandel|
|Edam||Riesling, Dry Champagne|
|Goat Cheese||Sancerre, Vouvray|
|Gorgonzola||Sauternes - Bordeaux|
|Gruyere||Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Port|
- goes best with white wine
- goes best with red wine
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