How to pair wine and cheese?

Pairing wine and cheese is one of the greatest endeavors. There is endless combinations of wine and cheese pairings. Cheese can be divided into four major categories. These categories are bloomy, hard, blue, and fresh. Once you know where your cheese falls in the categories then you can decide the wine to pair it with. Many white wines are great for pairing with cheese, but you can also use a light-bodied red.

Pairings

white wine and cheese plate
Bloomy

  • Brie with Chardonnay
  • Robiola with Sparkling Wine
  • Taleggio with Pinot Blanc

Hard

  • Gouda with Melot
  • Cheddar with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Double Gloucester with Zinfandel

Blue

  • Gorgonzola with Port
  • Blue with Riesling
  • Cambozola with Eiswein

Fresh

  • Ricotta with Pinot Grigio
  • Mozzarella with Sauvignon Blanc
  • Feta with Beaujolais

 

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