The methods of pairing different foods and wine can go back several centuries. Our select pairings are not only delicious but also a great way to expand your palate.
Most of the popular pairings of wine and cheese were traditionally grown in close proximity to one another. Many of these regional pairings were the base for the newer pairs that are seen today. French and Italian wines have consistently been referred back to as the standard of wine pairings due to their influence on the wine in other countries as well. French researchers found that the consumption of cheese while drinking wine enhances the overall experience of the wine itself.
There are several categories that cheese can be labeled under such as: semi-soft, hard, fresh, bloomy, washed rind, and blue. These categories can help with pairing as most of the categories share similar flavor profiles. Hard cheeses are known to be more easily paired as they go very well with bold red wines. Fresh cheese however is better suited for crisp young bottles of white wine such as Pinot Grigio.
Prosecco & Parmesan
The bubbles within this sparkling wine perfectly cut through the harsh saltiness that often comes with Parmesan.
Cabernet Sauvignon & Aged Gouda
A tannic full bodied wine is the perfect way to balance out the nutty taste of an aged gouda.
Riesling & Ricotta
Sweet ricotta is the perfect way to compliment a nice tangy riesling that can easily be enjoyed with many desserts as well.
Pinot Grigio & Mozzarella
The acidity of this wine blends perfectly with this classic Italian favorite to make some of your favorite appetizers come to life.
Chardonnay & Gruyere
The fruity taste of chardonnay is the ideal pairing for gruyere due to its mildness.