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Wine and Cheese Pairing Guide

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Wine and cheese pairing possibilities are endless. Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor. As with any wine and food pairing, there are a number of considerations, such as texture, acidity, fat and tannin.

Pair crisp, acidic whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio with soft, young cheeses such as goat cheese and mozzarella.

Full-bodied, buttery whites like Chardonnay complement sharp, semi-hard cheeses like Asiago and cheddar.

Light-bodied red wines traditionally accompany soft, milder-flavored cheeses. Consider Pinot Noir with Gouda.

Savory, fruit-forward wines like Merlot are a good choice for smoked cheeses.

Sweeter wines like Riesling or Malvasia are a pleasing contrast to most bleu cheeses (which also pair well with fruit-forward red wines such as Zinfandel).

Sparkling wines balance Creamy Brie and Camembert.

Cheese White Wines Red Wines
Asiago Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc  Chianti, Cabernet Sauvignon
Cheddar, Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
Fondue Reisling
Goat Cheese Sauvignon Blanc
Gouda, Smoked Syrah
Gruyère Pinot Noir
Manchego Grenache
Stilton Port
Triple Cream Chardonnay
 Beaufort  Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
 Bleu  Reisling, Sauterne  Meritage, Port
 Brie  Chardonnay, Chablis, Champagne, Rosé
 Bucheron  Sauvignon Blanc
 Burrata  Pinot Grigio  Chianti, Sangiovese
 Cambozola  Reisling, Chardonnay  Zinfandel
 Camembert  Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay  Beaujolais, Cabernet Franc
 Cheddar  Sauvignon Blanc  Cabernet Sauvignon, Rioja
Chevre Sauvignon Blanc, Champagne, Gewurztraminer
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