Wine + Cheese

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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