Your Guide To Wine And Cheese Pairings

Wine and Cheese PairngsI absolutely adore holiday parties. The holiday season brings people together for fun, festive parties and dinners.

While I always tend to go overboard with food and wine, the easiest way I attempt at keeping it simple is through cheese. Yes, cheese. Everyone loves cheese, which makes it a perfect go-to appetizer.

Have you chosen your wine from my Holiday Entertaining Wines list yet or Christmas Dinner Wine Pairings list? Once you have filled your basket with wine, head on over to the cheese aisle and stock up for your holiday party or dinner. Don’t know which cheese to buy? Here is my guide to pairing the perfect cheese with your delicious wine!

Wine: Champagne or Sparkling Wine
Cheese Pairing: Beaufort, Brie (Triple-Cream!), Mild to Medium Blue Cheese, Camembert, Cheddar, Chevre, Edam, Gouda, Gruyere

Wine: Chardonnay
Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Goat Cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Provolone, Double/Triple Cream Cheeses

Wine: Chenin Blanc
Cheese: Camembert, Goat Cheese, Graddost, Gruyere, Double/Triple Cream Cheeses

Wine: Gewürztraminer
Cheese: Boursin, Camembert, Chevre, Muenster, Swiss, Wensleydale, Double/Triple Cream Cheeses

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc
Cheese: Asiago, Brie, Blue Cheeses, Cheddar, Chevre, Feta, Goat Cheese, Gruyere, Neufchatel

Wine: Riesling
Cheese: Brie, Blue, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Double/Triple Cream Cheeses

Wine: Pinot Blanc
Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Feta

Wine: Pinot Noir
Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Feta, Gruyere, Gouda, Muenster, Port Salut, Swiss

Wine: Shiraz/Syrah
Cheese: Firm/Aged Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Manchego, Taleggio

Wine: Zinfandel
Cheese: Asiago, Blue Cheese, Feta, Goat Cheese, Cantal, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster, Taleggio

Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon
Cheese: Camembert, Aged/Firm Cheddar, Cantal, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Manchego, Roquefort, Taleggio

Wine: Bordeaux
Cheese: Blue Cheese, Aged/Firm Cheddar, Edam, Muenster, Swiss, Taleggio

Wine: Dessert Wine, Tawny Port
Cheese: Aged/Firm Cheddar, Strong Blue Cheeses,

 

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