7 Easy Wine and Cheese Pairings
Wine and cheese belong together; just like chocolate and peanut butter or Ross and Rachel. However, not everyone is ready to make a trip to the local artisan cheese shop and take on a plethora of flavors, textures and aromas to create an intricate wine and cheese spread.
Sometimes you just want to slice a few blocks of cheese, throw them on a serving tray and enjoy with friends. These easy wine and cheese pairings will let you entertain guests at the drop of a hat with the basic cheeses found in your fridge or at any grocery store.
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Cabernet Sauvignon + Sharp or Extra Sharp Cheddar
Match bold with bold in this classic pairing.
Red Blends + Smoked Gouda
A versatile pairing that also goes well as a precursor to just about any meal.
Merlot + Garlic and Herb Cheese
Face off the fruity, dry merlot against the bite of garlic and aroma of herbs.
Chardonnay + Colby Jack
The taste of apples and pears from a chardonnay blend with the creamy smoothness of Colby Jack and other mild cheeses.
White Blends or Moscato + Pepper Jack
Spicy cheese takes the forefront on flavor while the subtle wine takes on the supporting role.
Rosé + Soft Goat Cheese
A bright and pleasant rosé counteracts the tangy flavors of chevre and other goat cheeses.
Champagne + Brie
The gentle flavor and profile of champagne goes well with a soft and creamy brie.
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