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It’s hard to think of a more classic pairing than cheese and wine. It’s one of the most delicious and beloved combinations that you can enjoy together. Even though it’s hard to go wrong with cheese and wine, for the most unforgettable experience, it’s important to know which wine goes best with what type of cheese. Today we will take you through the most delicious wine and cheese pairings.
Unforgettable Wine and Cheese Pairings
Moscato d’Asti and Gorgonzola
Because of its heavy, strong taste, people either love or cannot tolerate Gorgonzola. However, even if you’re not a fan, paired with a correct wine, that can balance its rich taste, you will be thrilled with the result. Moscato d’Asti takes this role and fulfils it at its best. The fresh, fruity taste of the wine helps to clear the palette after heavy Gorgonzola and complements its rich taste. A wine, like Prunotto Moscato d’Asti 2021 and cheese with such a strong taste is a perfect combination.
Champagne and Brie
Who doesn’t enjoy the festiveness of Champagne? A good bottle of the drink can set the mood of celebration. Paired with Brie it creates a festival of texture, lightness, crispiness and delicious flavours. To cut through the fat in brie, you need something sharp, for which Champagne is the best solution. With this combination, the unforgettable taste and pairing between textures are guaranteed. It is one of the best choices if you love soft and creamy cheese like Brie.
Sauvignon Blanc and Goat Cheese
If Sauvignon Blanc is a drink of your choice, we recommend you pair it with goat cheese. The citrus and mineral elements in a Sauvignon Blanc can emphasise the nutty tastes that can be found in goat cheese. Often, goat cheeses, while sour, and rich, can be a bit of a blank slate. With a refreshing taste of Iuris Saltwater Sauvignon Blanc 2021 or the citrusy essence of Michel Rolland Mariflor Sauvignon Blanc 2018, you can find the desired balance of a great wine and cheese combination.
Chardonnay and Edam Cheese
This is one of the classic pairings that we cannot forget! Edam cheese is quite rich, so it requires a wine with bright acidity. Semi-hard cheeses like Edam require the wines with a good combination of fruit, and tannin. For the perfect pairing, you can go with the luscious taste of Cakebread Chardonnay 2019, fresh Xanadu Chardonnay 2019 or the fruitiness and citrus acidity of Meerlust Chardonnay 2021. Any of those choices will make your experience unforgettable and you will always go back to this particular combination.
Parmigiano Reggiano and Barolo
Perhaps one of the most versatile cheeses to pair with wine is a delicious Parmigiano Reggiano. Made from cow’s milk, the cheese is aged from 12 months to over 40 months. Eventually, the texture and taste of the cheese become rather unique, therefore Parmigiano Reggiano and wine combination depend on what stage of ageing the cheese is on. The older it gets stronger the taste of the cheese becomes, and its texture turns dry and crumbly. At this stage, you can enjoy Parmigiano Reggiano with a structured and heavy wine like Barolo. Parusso Barolo Bussia 2015 and Domenico Clerico Barolo 2018 can be a perfect combination of strong, rich tastes that can both balance and complement each other in the most harmonious way.
Mozzarella and Prosecco
If you choose to enjoy Prosecco, we recommend you pair it with a fresh cheese like Mozzarella. Usually, crisp, acidic white wines work best with cheese with a strong lactic flavour. The light cheese requires a light wine for the most complementary and refined taste. Such is the pairing of Mozzarella and Prosecco, which is a perfect decision if you want to enjoy the fresh, delicate wine and cheese combination.
Enjoyed for centuries, the assortment of wine and cheese is one of the most appreciated combinations. There are a few rules to remember when choosing a pairing that can work best for you. Keep in mind the tannins, since tannic red wines work the best with aged cheeses; remember that sweet wines balance salty cheese the best, and the texture of cheese and wine should either complement or differ from each other. It’s important to enjoy what you love and make your favourite combination even more delicious. By following our recommendations you will be able to celebrate the beauty of cheese and wine pairing and enjoy the bliss of the most exquisite, unforgettable taste.