Are you planning a romantic evening or maybe you’d love to have more refined dinner? You’ll probably check your favorite wine shop to get a nice bottle of white wine and some cheese to go with it. However, you may be a little confused with all those labels and not know how to combine the tastes to get the ultimate explosion of flavor? Don’t worry, we’ve prepared some tips on pairing cheese and white wine.
Whether wines or cheeses have more varieties, that’s a good subject for a debate by the table. First, let’s focus on the wine. The majority of white wines have a light, fruity taste. A few varieties of white wine are Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc. How can you pair them with your choice of cheese so you can get the best of it? Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris taste extremely well with goat cheese, as well as with cow milk cheeses like Gouda and Asiago. We recommend trying Sauvignon Blanc with other cow milk cheeses: Parmesan and Gruyere. Semi-soft, milder cheeses like Edam or Muenster taste great with Pinot Gris. Soft cheeses like Feta, Camembert, and Brie pair extremely well with Pinot Blanc.
Do you want to up your dinner game a bit? Serve your cheese and wine with a selection of bread, crackers, nuts, or dried fruit. These will help you hide any imperfections in your wine and cheese pairing.
Last but not least, don’t forget about your wine temperature! White wine is best served between 45°F and 50°F. If you serve it too warm, the taste will be flat, too cold and you’ll mute the flavor and aroma.
Next time you see all those labels and difficult names, don’t get discouraged. Remember about our tips and enjoy your evening!