Every man has his woman named in his fate by the god. Well, a perfect pairing is a foundation for a wonderful wedding. Similarly, there is a wine for every type of cheese. If the cheese gets married to a perfect wine, your taste buds will dance madly on their wedding day! Often, people who are wine connoisseurs trap in the tricky part of pairing wine with cheese. Perhaps they know a lot about wine. However, they lack in selecting proper cheese that tastes well with a particular wine variant. If you love wine and cheese too much, keep reading ahead.
From the lightest goat’s cheese to the richest blue cheese, every different type of cheese pairs vividly, with different wine variants. Not every cheese goes with many wines and vice versa. It takes a lot of trial and error before concluding which pair makes the best combination. In this article, we have compiled a list of the seven best pairings you can make out of wine and cheese. I know we deserve a pat back and thanks, but before you do that, find seven sexiest combinations of wine and cheese, and try having each one of them!
1. Mild Port Salut, Havarti, Asiago Cheeses with Chardonnay
I think for beginners with wine I recommend starting with some mild variants of cheeses. Port Salut Cheese, Asiago Cheese, and Havarti Cheese are the best examples of finely made light cheeses. You can pair classic Chardonnay, sassy Sauvignon Blanc, classic Pinot Noir, or the radiant Red-based Grenache wine with these cheeses. The creamier and nuttier taste of Italian cow milk’s Asiago cheese blends perfectly with the zesty lime or flowery peach Sauvignon Blanc and charming Stella Rosa red wine. I am sure the combination of Asiago or Havarti cheese with creamy Chardonnay or gorgeous Grenache are the irreplaceable wine and cheese options for the beginners.
2. Goat’s Cheese with Riesling
Goat’s cheese and Riesling wine could make another surreal pair of wine and cheese for you. The acidity of Australian wine hooks up with the tangy goat’s cheese and party in your mouth. The tanginess of the goat’s cheese does not allow the cheese to taste sour. The cheese paired with walnut and tomato salad or added with tomato & basil soup served with Riesling wine can impress your guests to the fullest. Another alternative to Riesling wine with goat’s cheese is serving Chablis wine from France’s fabulous wineries. Both these wines pair well with goat’s cheese and can make up your weekends.
3. Mozzarella Cheese with Rose Wine
Rose wines get distilled from more elegant grapes like Merlot, Cabernet, and Tempranillo in Australia apart from Grenache, Syrah, Sangiovese, and Pinot Noir. The moment Mozzarella cheese melts in your mouth, and when the sip of chilled rose wine enters your body, you find heaven! You can pair France’s Syrah or Grenache or Australia’s Shiraz or mourvèdre with mozzarella cheese. The moderate flavor of mozzarella cheese is like the soft kissing of the sun in early summers, and rose wines echoes well flawlessly like sunshine. I say, go for it!
4. Camembert Cheese with Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio
Camembert cheese has been a classic cheese variant since all times. The delicious buttery essence of the cheese makes mouth-watering happen often. Primarily, Camembert works excellently with a glass of Pinot Noir. If you are in a nasty mood, you only need a company of Pinot Noir wine glass with the Camembert cheese plate. Whenever the cheese ages, it gives a taste of earthy mushrooms. Also, if you want to try other options, you can go for sparkling white wine or alluring Merlot with Camembert cheese. Whatever wine out of these you pair with Camembert cheese, it won’t let you down!
5. Brie Cheese with Champagne
Our Brie cheese is on board for its next wine excursion. So what’s on the menu? I guess a glittering glass of champagne with fizz! A dish of baked Brie cheese also tastes exceptional with a charismatic glass of Champagne. Brie is a cheese with a creamy character, and the crispy, flinty vibe of Champagne makes a great couple. Whether it is Cava Wine or Prosecco’s paradise, it will make justice with Brie. If you wish no effervescence in your glass, you can go for Chardonnay, Semillon, or Viognie.
6. Parmesan Cheese with Prosecco
Anything made cannot be better than the local combination. So here it is, a pack of two best local ingredients for food and wine lovers! The Italian Parmesan Cheese and Italian Prosecco Wine are synonyms to the local best. I know you would not stop savoring the Parmesan cheese bread whenever you bite a sub. But this time, you will love this combo of Parmesan Cheese and Prosecco Wine. Once you have these two things in your meal, you will have a wild card entry to paradise.
7. Blue Cheese with Port Wine
It makes me sad to share the last cheese and wine pair with you and put an end to our food tour. We will come up with more in the next article. The twosome of Blue Cheese and Port Wine is the most decent thing that can happen to any food and wine enthusiast. On the one hand, Port is a sweet and thick alcohol drink, while Blue Cheese is Pervasive and brittle. The wine goes similarly stunning with a piece of Stilton cheese slice. You can match Blue or Stilton cheese with Rutherglen Estates Muscat NV Rutherglen.
The Bottom Line – With these seven best pairings of wine and cheese, I think you will never have to stop appreciating your travel experiences. People always get confused between too many options to eat and drink. These seven selected combinations will make the task easier. Try them and feel the flavors, aroma, and essence of wines and cheeses!