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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