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Pairing Wine with Cheese

Cheese and wine are perfect companions

Wine and cheese work very well together. While there are certainly no rules to uphold, matching wine and cheese carefully can bring out the best flavors in both. Harder types of cheese like Pecorino can stand up to a wine with a lot of tannins, like a Cabernet Sauvignon. Creamy cheeses, like Brie, pair better with wines that have crisp, fruit flavors. Salty cheeses go best with a sweet wine partner like Muscat.

WHAT WINE TO SERVE WITH GOAT CHEESE

SOFT: Brut or Rosé Sparkling Wine, Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
HARD: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon

PAIRING COW & SHEEP CHEESE WITH WINE

MEDIUM: Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah
HARD: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Port Blue, Late-Harvest Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Zinfandel



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