These salty and sour cheeses are often soft, rustic farmers cheeses such as feta, chèvre, or sour cream. Ideal pairings include sparkling wines, light-bodied whites, and aromatic whites. Consider serving Sauvignon Blanc or Prosecco.
This category of nutty cheese pairs beautifully with nearly any wine. Many popular cheeses including ricotta, swiss, brie, mozzarella, and havarti comprise this group. They will pair with everything except for full-bodied reds. Ideal compliments are any light-bodied wine of a full-bodied white. We recommend a Pinot Grigio or a Chardonnay.
These ripe cheeses are often veined like a blue cheese and have very strong flavors and aromes. A tannic full-bodied red, like a Cabernet Sauvignon, will help cleanse the palate and stand up to the cheese. Dessert wines will also pair with these cheeses.