Night in? No worries! You can turn any low-key evening into a sophisticated wine-and-cheese-tasting party — no need for a sommelier certification. Forget acidity levels and grape varieties, this helpful guide will turn your basic cheese plate into an artisanal delicacy.
How to enjoy:
- Taste the cheese first.
- Have another bite and take a sip of wine.
- Inhale through your nose and try to identify which part of your palate the flavors harmonize.
Champagne: Camembert, Cheddar, Colby, Mascarpone
Chardonnay: Brie, Cheddar
Sauvignon Blanc: Gruyere, Mozzarella, Mascarpone
Riesling: Blue, Mascarpone, Ricotta
Cabernet Sauvignon: Cheddar
Malbec: Colby, Asiago
Sherry: Blue, Brie
Enhance the flavor! Add any of these extra items to expand your palate:
- Seedy bread/crackers
- Crusty bread
- Boiled potatoes
- Sourdough bread
- Dried fig
- Ripe pear