Are you a cheese and wine lover? If so, then this is a must read.
From Camembert to Brie to Fontina, whatever your preference in either cheese or wine, here are a few tips to follow the next time you have a cheese and wine night with your friends.
Camembert is best paired with bubbles such as Cava, Prosecco or Champagne; carbonated wine cuts the salty, mushroom edges on this cousin of Brie. Burrata cheese tastes best with combinations of light and herbaceous flavours like a Sauvignon. Chardonnay is best paired with Compté cheese as the cheese has a slight, sweet flavour that complements the creamy taste of this wine. Fontina is a rich, buttery and earthy flavoured cheese that goes best with Pinot Grigio to complement the slightly tropical and floral flavour. Dry Rosé is great when paired with Cheddar. A crisp and fresh floral scented Rosé balances the sharp, rich, slightly sweet flavour of cheddar.
Overall aged cheeses go well with tannic red. Sweet wines go beautifully with the saltiest cheeses. Sparkling wines, from dry to sweet almost always work well with most cheese types. Their acidity and toasty, nutty flavours, complement cheeses from fresh to aged. A rule to remember is: “if it grows together it goes together”, so for example, pairing an Italian wine like Prosecco with Italian Parmesan will be an excellent pairing.
Enjoy your favourite wine from Liquor City with the right cheese to get the most from your pairing experience.