Wine and Cheese Pairings

When it comes to entertaining, nothing pleases a diverse crowd more than wine and cheese, but pairing cheese and wine flawlessly can sometimes be an overwhelming element of party planning. So if you’ve ever found yourself fretting over how to create a perfect cheese and wine combination, we can help.

Cabernet Sauvignon -

Cheeses to Consider: Camembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue cheese, Roquefort

Chardonnay -

Cheese to Consider: Brie, Camembert, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan, Provolone

Champagne -

Cheese to Consider: Beaufort, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Chevre, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan

Chianti -

Cheese to Consider: Look for regional cheeses to complement an Italian Chianti, perhaps Fontina, Mozarella, Parmesan or Provolone

Dessert Wine -

Cheese to Consider: Crème Fraiche, Marscopone, or shake it up with a salty/sweet combo. and consider a crumble or two of blue cheese.

Merlot -

Cheese to Consider: Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg, Parmesan

Pinot Gris -

Cheese to Consider: aged Cheddar, Asiago, Edam, goat cheese, Gouda, Mozzarella, Muenster, and even Ricotta for a unique combo.

Pinot Noir -

Cheese to Consider: Brie, Camembert, Feta, Gruyere, Monterey Jack, Muenster, Port Salut, Swiss

Port -

Cheese to Consider: Blue, Gorgonzola

Riesling -

Cheese to Consider: Brie, Blue, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Monterey Jack

Sauvignon Blanc -

Cheese to Consider: Asiago, Brie, Cheddar, Feta, goat cheese, Gruyere, Neufchatel, Parmesan

Shiraz/Syrah -

Cheese to Consider: Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Parmesan

Zinfandel -

Cheese to Consider: Asiago, Blue, Feta, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster