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