An Illustrated Guide To Pairing Wine And Cheese

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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 Cheese

Port and bleu cheese make the perfect pairingPort’s sweetness and thick body are the perfect foil for pungent, crumbly bleu cheese.

Prosecco And Parmesan

Prosecco and parmesan are a perfect wine cheese paringThe bubbles in Prosecco cut through the saltiness of this hard cheese. Plus, they’re both Italian!

Sauternes And Fondue

Sauternes pairs perfectly with fondueThe richness of fondue is a match made in heaven for decadent dessert wine Sauternes.

Cabernet Sauvignon And Aged Gouda

Aged gouda goes great with Carnet SauvignonIn order to stand up to the nutty flavors in aged gouda, you need a tannic, full bodied wine. Cabernet Sauvignon gets the job done.

Chardonnay And Gruyere

Gruyere pairs perfectly with ChardonnayWhether you choose to snack on gruyere whole or melty, the fruit and nut flavors in Chardonnay are an ideal mate.

Rioja And Manchego

Rioja goes well with Manchego cheeseThis sweet, classic cheese calls for the quintessential Spanish wine: Rioja!

Riesling And Ricotta

Ricotta goes well with rieslingSweet, creamy ricotta loves tangy Riesling. Try ricotta with both the sweet and the dry variations of this German classic wine.

Malbec And Aged Cheddar

Malbec goes great with aged cheddarChocolatey Malbec helps balance out the aggressive sharpness in aged cheddar. Who’s up for a bowl of adult macaroni and cheese?

Gewürztraminer And Morbier

This is morbier cheese
Gewürztraminer is the perfect white wine to cut through the stink of morbier

Pinot Noir And Brie

Pinot Noir goes well with 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

Beaujolais goes well with feta cheeseYou want a bright red wine that will match feta’s saltiness. Beaujolais (or a light Greek wine!) is the answer.

Viognier And Jarlsberg

Viognier goes well with Jarlsberg cheese

The stone fruits found (like peaches) in Viognier mouthwateringly cut through the savory flavors of Jarlsberg.

Monterey Jack And Merlot

Monterey jack goes well with Merlot

This classic American cheese craves a wine that’s on the lighter, fruitier side – just like Merlot.

Mozzarella And Pinot Grigio

Mozzarella goes well with Pinot GrigioThe acidity of Pinot Grigio tangos well with this soft, slightly sweet classic pizza cheese.

Sauvignon Blanc And Goat Cheese

Pari Sauvignon Blanc and Goat Cheese

Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect distinct white wine to pair with this tangy cheese.

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