A Culinary Match
Why They Pair Well
Types of Wines and Cheeses
- Pairing with Reds -Red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir have a hearty, robust profile that pairs best with equally robust cheeses. Aged cheddar and Gouda, for instance, work beautifully with these wines. The high fat and protein content in these cheeses interacts perfectly with the tannins in red wines, creating a balanced, flavorful experience.
- Whites and Cheese -When you choose white wines like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio, go for softer, milder cheeses. Creamy Camembert or a tangy goat cheese can be excellent choices. The lighter nature of white wines provides a nice contrast to these cheeses, resulting in a delightful tasting experience that will make your cheese board gift basket truly special.
- Rosé Combinations -Rosé wines offer the best of both worlds. Their versatile nature allows them to pair well with a variety of cheeses. A dry rosé could go exceptionally well with Havarti or a young Gouda. Essentially, rosés are like the Swiss army knife in your wine and cheese arsenal, making them excellent companions for cheese platter gifts.
- Sparkling Choices -Sparkling wines like Champagne and Prosecco are often considered wild cards for pairings. Their bubbles and acidity make them suitable partners for creamy and salty cheeses. If you're looking for a cheese board delivery that pairs well with bubbles, consider including Brie, Gorgonzola, or even a salty feta.