Gourmet Cheese 101

Cheese & Fruit/Wine Pairings.

When it comes to cheese and fruit, pairing is everything. The key to success is balancing fat, acid and taste.

Here are a few of our favorites:


Chevre with cherries or strawberries
Blue Cheese with pears, figs or sweet peaches
Aged Gouda with apples or pears
Manchego with apricots or figs
Gruyere with blackberries or cherries
Feta with watermelon or grapes
Brie and dark sweet cherries like Bing Cherries

Wine and cheese pairing possibilities are endless.

But a few simple tips will make it easy:

  • Bloomy cheeses work well with Chardonnay, Champagne, Pinot Blanc, or Sparkling Wine.
  • Hard cheeses pair well with Chianti, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.
  • Blue Cheeses pair well with Port or Riesling.
  • Fresh cheeses pair well with Beaujolais, Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

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