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Wine and Cheese Pairings

Your Perfect Guide to Wine and Cheese

It’s summertime! The days are warmer and longer, but now what will you do to fill them? Why not have a picnic! Get outside and enjoy the sunshine with your friends and family and make some memories.

Finding the perfect snacks is the key to a successful picnic. Sandwiches, beer, chips and dip are so yesterday; if you really want to impress your guests bring out the wine and cheese! But how do you know what pairs well together? Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Soft and Light Cheeses

With fresh cheeses like mozzarella, chevré, feta, ricotta and burrata it's smart to also keep the wine lighter and crisper. Consider a Rosé, Pinot Gris, or a Sauvignon Blanc. For those who love these cheeses but prefer red wine, remember to still keep it lighter, avoid full tannic reds, such as Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Medium-Aged and Semi-Hard Cheeses

Think of a wine and cheese pairing as a sliding scale, we’ve upped the intensity of the cheese a little, so now we can do the same for the wine. For cheeses like Havarti, young cheddar, Gruyere, and Manchego you will want a wine to match. Reach for a lighter, fruitier red like Pinot Noir or Zinfandel.