Why is it that wine is always looking for its perfect partner in cheese?
As it turns out, studies have shown that pairing foods with characteristics that are opposite to each other generally creates a pleasing mouthfeel. Wine is often characterized as astringent or acidic compared to other beverages, while cheese is often characterized as fatty or creamy compared to other foods, so it’s not surprising that the two make such an excellent pair.
While there are countless wine and cheese combinations to choose from, there are fun partners that are a must-try. The next time you find yourself in a grocery store, make a beeline for the dairy section and pick up these cheeses to enjoy with your bottle of Weed Cellars wine.
Weed Cellars Sauvignon Blanc – pair with goat cheese
The lively acidity and briny mineral notes of Weed Cellars Sauvignon Blanc add intrigue to fresh, creamy goat cheese, without overwhelming its delicate flavors.
Weed Cellars Chardonnay – pair with Challerhocker
Challerhocker is a hard Swiss cheese that has been aged for a minimum of one year. Nutty, with serious depth of flavor, Weed Cellars’ intensely fruity and round-bodied Chardonnay is its clear match.
Weed Cellars Pinot Noir – pair with Parmigiano-Reggiano
Firm, gritty Parmigiano-Reggiano perfectly complements Weed Cellars’ bold and earthy Pinot Noir. The salty nature of the cheese will bring out the zesty red fruit notes in the wine, and you won’t be able to put it down.
Weed Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon – pair with Gorgonzola
Crumbly and buttery, Gorgonzola has a fattiness that can thoroughly coat your palate after every bite. Sip Weed Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon alongside this cheese for a mouth-cleansing feel, thanks to its tangy black fruit flavors.