One marriage no one can object to is the mouthwatering combination of wine and cheese. Each is delicious on its own, but when you pair the two, magic can happen. Be it tannic, light, sweet, or dry, you can bet there’s a wine out there for every cheese (even fondue!). The next time you fix yourself up a cheese plate, here are the wines you should be bringing along for the ride.
Port And Bleu CheesePort’s sweetness and thick body are the perfect foil for pungent, crumbly bleu cheese.
Prosecco And Parmesan
The bubbles in Prosecco cut through the saltiness of this hard cheese. Plus, they’re both Italian!
Sauternes And Fondue
The richness of fondue is a match made in heaven for decadent dessert wine Sauternes.
Cabernet Sauvignon And Aged Gouda
Chardonnay And Gruyere
Whether you choose to snack on gruyere whole or melty, the fruit and nut flavors in Chardonnay are an ideal mate.
Rioja And Manchego
This sweet, classic cheese calls for the quintessential Spanish wine: Rioja!
Riesling And Ricotta
Malbec And Aged Cheddar
Chocolatey Malbec helps balance out the aggressive sharpness in aged cheddar. Who’s up for a bowl of adult macaroni and cheese?
Gewürztraminer And Morbier
Gewürztraminer is the perfect white wine to cut through the stink of morbier
Pinot Noir And Brie
Brie needs a wine that will go well with its distinct flavors while remaining light enough not to overwhelm them. Here are some awesome brie cheese recipes to pair with a good glass of Pinot Noir, brie’s best friend.
Beaujolais And Feta
Viognier And Jarlsberg
The stone fruits found (like peaches) in Viognier mouthwateringly cut through the savory flavors of Jarlsberg.
Monterey Jack And Merlot
This classic American cheese craves a wine that’s on the lighter, fruitier side – just like Merlot.
Mozzarella And Pinot GrigioThe acidity of Pinot Grigio tangos well with this soft, slightly sweet classic pizza cheese.
Sauvignon Blanc And Goat Cheese
Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect distinct white wine to pair with this tangy cheese.