Monday, February 14, 2011

Cheese Pairings

Amarone- Parmigiano-Reggiano
Asti Spumanti - baby Swiss
Barolo/Barbarescos- Fontina
Beaujolais - US brie, Feta, Muenster
Bordeaux - Havarti
Brunello- Pecorino Toscano
Cabernet Sauvignon - stronger Brie, Camembert, strong Cheddar, Danish Blue, Humboldt Fog, Cambazzola
Champagne - vintage Brie, mild Cheddar, Chevre, Colby Edam, Gouda, Mascarpone,Gruyere
Chardonnay - mild Cheddar, Gruyere, Provolone
Chenin Blanc - Camembert
Gewurztraminer - Boursin, Caraway, Chevre, Swiss, Muenster
Gruner Veltliner- Blue
Madeira – Bleu
Port, Tawny - Bleu, Roquefort, Stilton, aged Cheddar
Port, Vintage- English Stilton
Ribera del Duero- Manchego
Riesling - Cheshire, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Monterey jack
Rioja - strong Cheddar, Havarti
Sancerre - goat cheese
Sauternes – Gorgonzola, Roquefort
Sauvignon Blanc - strong Cheddar, Gruyere, chevre
Sherry – Bleu, aged Cheddar
Sherry, sweet - vintage Brie
Shiraz (big)-
Syrah- Chatham, Maytag Blue
Vin Santo- Taleggio
Vouvray - goat cheese
White Zinfandel - cream cheese
Zinfandel – Muenster, hardy Jack

Add some toasty rounds of a baguette, a few olives, some hard Salami and you have the makings of the perfect wine tasting.