Cheese

Bloomy

Camembert, Brie
Bloomy cheeses have picked up earthy notes from aging in caves. They work best with sparkling wines or other dry wines.

  • Pinot Grigio – Ecco Domani
  • Chardonnay – Pacific Cruise
  • Prosecco – Gran Duca

Hard

Gouda, Cheddar, Parmesan
To stand up to the nutty flavors in some of these cheeses, full-bodied whites and tannic reds work best. The nuttiness in these cheeses also pairs well with oxidative wines like sherry and port

  • Red Bordeaux – Chateau Rougi
  • Port – Porto Cruz Ruby
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – Oko

Blue

Bleu, Gorgonzola
Pungent cheeses like these need rich wines with sweetness to balance their salty, savory body.

  • Port – Porto Cruz Ruby
  • Tokaji – Royal Tokaji 5 Puttanyos
  • Sauternes – Chateau Doisy-Védrines

Fresh

Feta, Mozzarella, Goat
Red or whites with high acidity will match the cheese’s saltiness work best with these types of cheeses.

  • Pinot Grigio – Nine 17
  • Sauvignon Blanc – La Joya
  • Beaujolais – Georges Duboeuf
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