Wine and cheese can form a perfect union when adequately combined. Don't know what to pair with Zamorano or Gruyere? Just browse our extensive list of cheeses to find the winning pairing for your next gathering. Find the best pairings for red and white wines. Leave your comments on what has worked well for you and what has not.
There are no hard and fast rules for pairing wines with cheese, but there are two basic guidelines you might consider.
For example, Italian Barolo (a robust red wine) will pair well with good Gorgonzola or Parmesan cheese. Or, on the other hand, serve a simple Edam cheese with a bottle of Pinot Grigio.
These are just guidelines, and sometimes despite these generalities, you can find some good pairings that break the rules.
The list is presented alphabetically by cheese name. So you can just scroll through the list until you see the cheese you have then, and the best wine choices will appear on the WINE column. If you want to learn more about the wine, simply click the link and see a complete description.
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Sometimes a specific wine with a specific cheese makes a magical pairing. Here are four traditional, tried and true wine and cheese combinations. If you don't want to even have to think about the right wine and cheese you can't go wrong with these classics.
Just add a crusty baguette, some toasted nuts, a few dried dates and you have yourself a simple cheese course.
View our handy chart which shows you how many glasses of wine you'll get from various size bottles of wine from standard to magnums and a few sizes inbetween.
The cheese board is the platform used for presenting the cheese selections as well as the accompaniments. Technically the cheese board can be a large cutting board, a slab of marble, granite, slate or even a large platter. Depending on the setting you may want to offer individual boards if you have them available.
The board should be placed in a communal area so that guests can approach the board from any side to allow easy access. Alternately you may want to consider preparing individual cheese plates with a sampling of three or four types of cheeses and accompaniments. This actually makes for a slightly more civilized cheese tasting allowing your guests to focus on the offering rather than making them hover over a communal board.
According to the Press Democratic, Santa Rosa, June, 2019:
In 2018 61% of all the wine consumed by Americans was produced in California.