Pairing Wine with Cheese

By Gayot Editors

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
such as 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.

Which 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, Port Blue, Late-Harvest Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Zinfandel