Pairing Cheese and Wine – A Few Simple Tips
We all enjoy a cheese platter from time to time, during leisurely weekend picnics or a simple gathering with family and friends. But did you know that if you pair cheese with the appropriate kind of wine, you would be able to enhance their flavours to the fullest? Read on to find out about our recommendations!
Champagne and Brie
Brie is a rich creamy cheese with a soft, almost fatty texture. Champagne works very well here to cut through the fatty layers because the bubbly drink has a sharp and acidic tone. Pair the both of them together and you get a wonderful contrast with the champagne’s sparkling bubbles and the Brie’s fluffy creaminess.
Sauvignon Blanc and Goat Cheese
Goat cheese may not be a common type of cheese on most cheese platters but they make a great choice for variety and taste. Goat cheeses are earthy and tart, sometimes with a stronger depth compared to normal cheese. Therefore, it means that the citrusy and mineral-rich notes found in Sauvignon Blanc can help to bring out the nutty and herbal-like flavours in goat cheese.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Cheddar
Cheddar is big in taste and wonderfully rich in its own right. This means it comes packed with a fatty and bold taste and which makes it a common sight on cheese platters. Cabernet Sauvignon, on the other hand, has a slightly drying effect on the palate with its robust tannins and will match the bold personality of cheddar very well.
Malbec and Edam
Edam has an amazing nutty touch, which makes it stand out from other types of cheese. It is a good complement to other cheeses that may be more creamy or heavy-flavoured. Pairing Edam with Malbec’s fruity notes is a good choice because both products are delightfully aromatic.
So, remember these few simple tips and your next cheese platter could easily take on a whole new dimension with the right wine!