Your Guide To Wine And Cheese Pairings

I absolutely adore holiday parties. The holiday season brings people together for fun, festive parties and dinners.

While I always tend to go overboard with food and wine, the easiest way I attempt at keeping it simple is through cheese. Yes, cheese. Everyone loves cheese, which makes it a perfect go-to appetizer.

Have you chosen your wine from my Holiday Entertaining Wines list yet or Christmas Dinner Wine Pairings list? Once you have filled your basket with wine, head on over to the cheese aisle and stock up for your holiday party or dinner. Don’t know which cheese to buy? Here is my guide to pairing the perfect cheese with your delicious wine!

Wine: Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Cheese Pairing: Beaufort, Brie (Triple-Cream!), Mild to Medium Blue Cheese, Camembert, Cheddar, Chevre, Edam, Gouda, Gruyere

Wine: Chardonnay

Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Goat Cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Provolone, Double/Triple Cream Cheeses

Wine: Chenin Blanc

Cheese: Camembert, Goat Cheese, Graddost, Gruyere, Double/Triple Cream Cheeses

Wine: Gewürztraminer

Cheese: Boursin, Camembert, Chevre, Muenster, Swiss, Wensleydale, Double/Triple Cream Cheeses

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc

Cheese: Asiago, Brie, Blue Cheeses, Cheddar, Chevre, Feta, Goat Cheese, Gruyere, Neufchatel

Wine: Riesling

Cheese: Brie, Blue, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Double/Triple Cream Cheeses

Wine: Pinot Blanc

Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Feta

Wine: Pinot Noir

Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Feta, Gruyere, Gouda, Muenster, Port Salut, Swiss

Wine: Shiraz/Syrah

Cheese: Firm/Aged Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Manchego, Taleggio

Wine: Zinfandel

Cheese: Asiago, Blue Cheese, Feta, Goat Cheese, Cantal, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster, Taleggio

Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cheese: Camembert, Aged/Firm Cheddar, Cantal, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Manchego, Roquefort, Taleggio

Wine: Bordeaux

Cheese: Blue Cheese, Aged/Firm Cheddar, Edam, Muenster, Swiss, Taleggio

Wine: Dessert Wine, Tawny Port

Cheese: Aged/Firm Cheddar, Strong Blue Cheeses,


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