Wine and cheese go hand to hand for centuries, but with today’s increasing options for both wines and cheeses, it might seem daunting to decide which cheese to pair with your favourite wine. If you are a beginner, the pairing decisions can be challenging. Therefore, we created a small and handy guide to simplify your strategy of wine and cheese pairing.
While pairing wine and cheese, there are a lot of things to take into consideration, such as acidity, fat and tannins.
Soft cheeses like Brie or Camembert pair perfectly with a good glass of Pinot Noir. Because of its distinct flavours, Brie needs to be paired with a wine that will soften the taste of the cheese and not overwhelm it. Beaujolais or even some rose will also work well with these type of cheeses.
Blue Cheeses like Stilton or Gorgonzola pair with sweet wines like Sauternes or Port. If you want to try something bit different, work with sweet sherry wine.
Classic pairing wine for goat cheese is Sauvignon Blanc. We also recommend you to try it with some rose like Provencal.
Hard cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano or Cheddar pairs perfectly with the softness of Cabernet Sauvignon. Classic cheese like Manchengo calls for some medium-bodied Rijoa.