Most people love the combination of wine and cheese and yet not many know which one suits the other due to the availability of many types of wine and cheese. If you’re armed with information, then one can create wonders by pairing cheese with wine which is going to leave a tasting impression inside your mouth. Here’s a few pairings to get you started.
- Wine and Cheese with Equal Density – If you’re going to pair on your own, then you need to understand the delicate and density flavors coming the cheese and wine. For example – Gruyere will definitely work wonders with Pinot Noir wine. A general rule to understand is –
- Wines containing over 14% of alcohol content will go well with an intense flavored cheese.
- While wines having less than 14% of alcohol suits best with delicate flavored cheese.
- Bold Wines with Aged Cheeses – An aged cheese will provide its maximum flavor when water content gets really low. As the cheese ages, with maximum flavor there’s also an increase in its fat content. The best aged cheeses that go well with bold wines include cheddar, manchego, Gouda, provolone and gruyere.
- Sweet Wines with Funky Cheeses – Moscato, Port, and late Harvest Dessert wines are among the best sweet wines that pairs really well funky wines that are washed, stink or blue colored ones. Combining the sweetness of the wine and the stink coming from the cheese makes the taste balancing and creamier.
- Sparkling Wines Soft, Creamy Cheeses – The acidity and carbonation from the sparkling wines makes it so much creamier and tastier with soft cheeses like brie, camembert, cremont, Muenster and more.
For the best tasting wine and cheese experience, you can take a few tours such as Swan Valley Tours.