You guide in pairing two of life’s greatest culinary pleasures.
One marriage no one can object to is the combination of wine and cheese. With any food pairing, there are a number of considerations to take into account, such as texture, acidity, fat and tannin. A few tips to keep in mind: Pairing wines and cheeses from the same region is a good, “safe” place to start wine and cheese combinations. For example, a good Italian Chianti and a potent Parmesan will provide a fascinating mix.
The next time you prepare yourself a cheese plate, here are some wines to add to the mouth-watering experience.
PORT & BLEU CHEESE: Port’s sweetness and thick body is the perfect combination for pungent, crumbly bleu cheese.
SAUTERNES & FONDUE: The richness of fondue is a match made in heaven for decadent dessert wine Sauternes.
PROSECCO & PARMESAN: The bubbles in Prosecco cut through the saltiness of this hard cheese. Plus, they’re both delizioso Italiano!
CABERNET SAUVIGNON & AGED GOUDA: In order to stand up to the nutty flavour’s in aged Gouda, you need a tannic, full bodied wine. Cabernet Sauvignon gets the job done.
CHARDONNAY & GRUYERE: Whether you choose to snack on gruyere whole or melty, the fruit and nut flavours in Chardonnay are an ideal mate.
RIOJA & MANCHEGO: The sweet, classic cheese calls for the quintessential Spanish wine: Rioja.
MALBEC & AGED CHEDDAR: Chocolatey Malbec helps balance out the aggressive sharpness in aged cheddar.
PINOT NOIR & BRIE: Brie needs a wine that will go well with its distinct flavours while remaining light enough not to overwhelm them.
BEAUJOLAIS & FETA: You want a bright red wine that will match feta’s saltiness. Beaujolais (or a light Greek wine!) is the answer.
MONTEREY JACK & MERLOT: This classic American cheese craves a wine that’s on the lighter, fruitier side – just like Merlot.
MOZZARELLA & PINOT GRIGIO: The acidity of Pinot Grigio tangos well with this soft, slightly sweet classic pizza cheese.
SAUVIGNON BLANC & GOAT CHEESE: Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect distinct white wine to pair with this tangy cheese.
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