Top 10 Wine & Cheese Pairings

 
Wine and cheese pairings are an age old tradition.  There are a number of things to consider when making the perfect pairing: texture, acidity, tannin, etc... To help you find the perfect match, we've compiled a list of our top ten favorite pairings. Pick up your favorites during Michigan Wine Month! 
 
  1. Merlot pairs well with a hard, sweet cheese like Gouda 
  2. Pinot Grigio pairs perfectly with a fresh, spreadable cheese like Ricotta
  3. Pinot Noir pairs well with the nutty flavor of a hard cheese like Gruyère
  4. Riesling pairs well with a variety of blue cheeses
  5. Sauvignon Blanc pairs well creamy, fresh cheese like Mozzarella
  6. Cabernet Sauvignon pairs perfectly with a sharp Cheddar
  7. Zinfandel pairs well with the mellow, nutty flavor of Double Gloucester cheese
  8. Champagne pairs perfectly with a creamy cheese like Camembert
  9. Port pairs well with a blue cheese like Gorgonzola
  10. Chardonnay pairs perfectly with a bloomy, creamy cheese like Brie