5 Wine and Cheese Pairing You Need To Know
#wine #cheese #food #20something If you just now learned how to pick a wine without thinking “I dunno, the label looks pretty”, than it is time to step up your game. Wine and cheese are two
#wine #cheese #food #20something
If you just now learned how to pick a wine without thinking “I dunno, the label looks pretty”, than it is time to step up your game. Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor.
There are some considerations, such as texture, acidity, fat and tannin with any wine and cheese combination. A number of apps like IFromage and Vinepair have tried to help you find the best cheese for your favorite wine, but to make your life even easier, we’ve developed this guide to show you 5 pairings of cheeses and wines easy to find in any supermarket and that will make you the hit of any wine club.
Cheddar Cheese and Cabernet Sauvignon
If you like a big bodied wine full of tanning, you might want to load up on some cheddar cheese. As a sharper cheese, cheddar can handle the tannic strength of red wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is often fruity and complements this familiar cheese’s flavor.
Feta and Rosé
The acid rosé and the salty feta is a combination made in cheese heaven. The crispy, clean flavor of rosé also helps wipe the palate clean, making it ready for more salty cheese.
It’s easy to turn a hunk of feta and a bottle of rosé into a simple and delicious meal. Top the feta with extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs, and serve with good bread.
Manchego and Sauvignon Blanc
White wines typically match with a much wider array of cheeses than reds. This is because white wines are devoid of tannin making it much easier to match them together. Manchego, a hard Spanish sheep’s milk cheese, has a spicy but slightly nutty-sweet taste that pairs well with a crisp, fruity wine like the verdejo or sauvignon blanc.
Gouda and Chardonnay
Chardonnay might be known as “The World’s Most Favorite White Wine” and the reason is very obvious. The biggest selling white wine in America, it is most famous for its still, dry wines. It is the ideal choice for aged Gouda. A classic Chardonnay will go with most ages of Gouda and a Chardonnay with bolder flavors will mesh with an older Gouda.
Brie and Riesling
Probably one of the most sophisticated combinations, Brie and Riesling were made to the together. Riesling is a semi-sweet wine with peach and citrus undertones. Its lightness compliments the brie, that is creamy and easy on the palate.