The 25th of July is National Cheese and Wine Day. We know what you’re thinking… surely every day is cheese and wine day? We couldn’t agree more! But as it’s the National Day we thought we’d celebrate by pairing our favourite wines with the delicious cheeses that best complement them! Want to try any of these wines for yourself? You can! We serve all these wines in club, so come on down and enjoy a glass!
Chardonnay and Camembert
We all love dipping bread into a delicious baked camembert, and we know just the wine to wash down that creamy, gooey goodness! Chardonnay is a fantastic white because of its versatility and relatively low alcohol content, making it suitable for any occasion. It can range from light and fruity to a heavy oak flavour with a moderate acidity.
Sauvignon Blanc and Goat’s Cheese
Goat’s cheese isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a fan of this strong-flavoured soft cheese then you’ve got to try washing it down with a lovely glass of Sauvignon Blanc. The citrus notes in this French wine do a great job of bringing out the nutty richness of the cheese for a mouth-watering experience.
Pinot Grigio and Smoked Cheddar
Now this is a combo you just must try! Smoked Cheddar is a cheddar that has been treated by smoke-curing, which enhances its already wonderful flavour. Pinot Grigio wines have a high acid content that makes them less sweet than other white wines. The acidic taste can cut through the richness of a Smoked Cheddar for a real taste sensation.
Merlot and Gouda
Merlot and Gouda are a match made in heaven because they have a similar acidity level, and you can’t argue with science. Gouda is a cow’s milk cheese that originated from the Netherlands. It has a nutty savoury flavour that really hits the spot with the richness of Merlot.
Malbec and Edam
Edam is another Dutch cheese with a sweet nutty flavour. We’re pairing this delicious holey number with a Malbec. Malbec wines tend to have a dark colour and a full-bodied flavour, often with blackberry and red plum notes. These two are a party for the taste buds.
White Zinfandel Rosé and Ricotta
You’re going to want to trust us on this one! White Zinfandel Rosé is a fruity wine with delicious cherry notes. It tends to be sweeter and less complex than other Rosé varieties which makes it a fabulous wine to enjoy with the subtle flavours of this Italian soft cheese.
Prosecco and Brie
Brie has the nickname ‘The Queen of Cheese’, so it’s only right to enjoy it with a glass of bubbly! This delicious soft cheese is named after Brie, the French region from where it originated. It works with Prosecco because the pleasant stinging of the bubbles provides a delightful contrast to the thick creaminess of the cheese.
Don’t forget to enjoy these classic combos with crackers! Do you have a favourite cheese and wine pairing? Let us know in the comments.