Perfect 酒 and Cheese Pairings

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酒 and cheese have gone hand in hand for centuries, but with today’s ever-increasing options for both 葡萄酒 and cheeses, the pairing decisions can be staggering. So, to take a lot of the guesswork out of pairing here is a handy guide to give you a starting point for pairing your favorite 葡萄酒 with soon-to-be favored cheese.

What to Know When Pairing 酒 and Cheese

  • Pairing 葡萄酒 and cheeses from the same region is a good, “safe” place to start wine and cheese combinations. For example, a good Italian Chianti and a potent Parmesan will provide a fascinating mix.
  • Remember that the harder types of cheese (i.e. Cheddar or Parmesan) can handle more 丹宁 葡萄酒. While creamy cheeses, such as 布里干酪, typically pair better with 葡萄酒 that have more acidity, like a Chardonnay. Give salty cheeses a sweet wine partner (i.e. Blue Cheese and 港口).

Best Bets for 酒 and Cheese Pairings

  • 酒: Beaujolais; Cheese to consider: 布里干酪, Camembert, goat cheese
  • 酒: Cabernet Franc; Cheese to Consider: Blue, 布里干酪, Camembert, Cheddar, Fontina, goat cheese, Gorgonzola, 港口 Salut, Swiss
  • 酒: Cabernet Sauvignon; Cheeses to Consider: Camembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, 英国产的, Parmesan, Blue cheese, Roquefort
  • 酒: Chardonnay; Cheese to Consider: 布里干酪, Camembert, goat cheese, 英国产的, 格鲁耶尔干酪, Parmesan, Provolone
  • 酒: Chenin Blanc; Cheese to Consider: Camembert, goat cheese, Graddost
  • 酒: Dessert 酒; Cheese to Consider: Crème Fraiche, Mascarpone, or shake it up with a salty/sweet combo. and consider a crumble or two of blue cheese.
  • 酒: Gewurztraminer; Cheese to Consider: Boursin, Camembert, Chevre, Muenster, Swiss, Wensleydale
  • 酒: Merlot; Cheese to Consider: 布里干酪, Camembert, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, 英国产的, 格鲁耶尔干酪, Jarlsberg, Parmesan
  • 酒: 销ot Blanc; Cheese to Consider: 布里干酪, Camembert, 羊乳酪
  • 酒: 销ot Gris; Cheese to Consider: aged Cheddar, 齐亚戈干酪, 主任。, goat cheese, 英国产的, Mozzarella, Muenster, and even Ricotta for a unique combo.
  • 酒: 销ot Noir; Cheese to Consider: 布里干酪, Camembert, 羊乳酪, 格鲁耶尔干酪, Monterey Jack, Muenster, 港口 Salut, Swiss
  • 酒: 港口; Cheese to Consider: Blue, Gorgonzola
  • 酒: Riesling; Cheese to Consider: 布里干酪, Blue, Colby, 主任。, 英国产的, Monterey Jack
  • 酒: Rioja; Cheese to Consider: 齐亚戈干酪, Cheddar, Havarti
  • 酒: Sangiovese; Cheese to Consider: Blue, Fontina, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Provolone, Ricotta
  • 酒: Sauvignon Blanc; Cheese to Consider: 齐亚戈干酪, 布里干酪, Cheddar, 羊乳酪, goat cheese, 格鲁耶尔干酪, Neufchatel, Parmesan
  • 酒: Shiraz/Syrah; Cheese to Consider: Cheddar, 主任。, 英国产的, Parmesan
  • 酒: Zinfandel; Cheese to Consider: 齐亚戈干酪, Blue, 羊乳酪, goat cheese, 英国产的, 格鲁耶尔干酪, Muenster