Cheese Board Wine Pairings

When it comes to wine pairing, the best way to discover what works is to experiment and let your taste buds take the lead. That said, it helps to have a little direction. To help you on your way, here are some basic guidelines for creating the perfect cheese and wine pairings.The first guideline of wine and cheese pairing you want to consider is choosing wines and cheeses from the same region. Rioja and Manchego from Spain for example, make a perfect pair. Then, don’t be afraid to explore and mix regions. 

  1. Bubbles pair well with everything! Prosecco goes nicely with salty aged cheeses like Parmesan and Pecorino (they’re also both from Italy – see #1) Dry, traditional-method sparkling wines like brut Champagne pair well with bloomy cheeses like ultra creamy Triple Cream Brie and luscious Robiola.

  2. Luxurious sweet wines like Sauternes pair beautifully with rich and creamy fondue.

  3. Cabernet Sauvignon is a tough wine to pair with cheese. Aged cheeses like aged gouda and cheddar work best to stand up to the tannic, full-bodied wines.

  4. Fruit forward and nutty Chardonnay goes well with Gruyere, especially when melted.

  5. The sweetness and heavy body of fortified wines like port and the sweet white dessert wines like late harvest Riesling, pair well with pungent, stinky cheeses like bleu cheese, Gorgonzola, Cambozola, Roquerfort.

  6. Creamy Ricotta likes tangy wines like Pinot Grigio and dry Riesling.

  7. Dry fruity unoaked reds like Pinot Noir add complexity without overpowering soft light cheeses like Brie and Camembert.

  8. Mozzarella and Pinot Grigio are the Pizza and Wine classic combo!

  9. Feta is a tough one to pair. Choose off-dry wines like Gewürztraminer or Riesling to match up to the saltiness of feta.

  10. Tart, crisp Sauvignon Blanc pairs beautifully with tangy Goat Cheese. The Sancerre region of France is known for producing both perfectly.

Butterfield Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016
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Casa Rojo "Musso" Organic Sauvignon Blanc
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Butterfield - Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay
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Bernard Defaix - Saint Bris
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Chehalem Chemistry Pinot Noir 2017
Chehalem Chemistry Pinot Noir 2017 $29.75
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Marques de Riscal Reserva (Organic)
Marques de Riscal Reserva (Organic) $28.90
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Dry Creek Fumé Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc) 2019 -Organic
Dry Creek Fumé Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc) 2019 -Organic $23.50
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Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 $29.90
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Altaland Pinot Noir 2017
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Cuné Reserva 2015
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Casa Rojo 'Machoman'
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Canella Prosecco Superiore DOCG 2018
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Cuné Crianza 2016
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Casa Rojo 'Alexander The Great' 2016
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Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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Auntsfield Estate - Chardonnay
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Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Organic)
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Torres - Celeste 2013 (Vegan)
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Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewürztraminer 2018
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HENRI BOURGEOIS - "La Chapelle des Augustins"
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Benovia Winery Zinfandel
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Señorio de Otazu 2009
Señorio de Otazu 2009 $29.90
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Jim Barry First Eleven (XI) Cabernet 2015
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CHRISTOPHE VIOLOT - Pommard "La Vache"
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Chateau Caronne St. Gemme 2015
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Casa Rojo 'Ladron' - Mencia
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Chateau Rivière Lacoste Graves Blanc
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Chehalem '3 Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2013
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Château Bonnet Blanc 2019
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Beronia Mazuelo Reserva 2015
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MAS ESTELA - Estele Vin Dolç Solera - biodynamic
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Alpasión Grand Pinot Noir
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Auntsfield Estate 'Heritage' Pinot Noir
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Delille Cellars D2 Bordeaux Blend 2013
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Segura Viudas Gran Cuvée Reserva
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Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2019
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Sbragia Family Vineyards - 'Gino's' Zinfandel 2017
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Delas St. Joseph de Tournon 2013
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Deloach 'Heritage Reserve' Chardonnay 2016
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Butterfield - Saint Romain 2015
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Graham's 30 Year Old Tawny Port
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REICHSGRAF VON KESSELSTATT - Scharzhofberger GG Grosses Gewächs Dry
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Dry Creek - 'The Mariner' 2013
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Alpasión -  Grand Chardonnay
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