Wine Pairings: Cheese And Cheese
Wine Pairings: Cheese And Cheese
Jan 01, 2018

France has more than 300 different cheeses, with particular cheeses in every region. Former French President Charles de Gaulle was famously quoted as saying "how can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?

Examples of Cow Cheeses pairings

Beaufort & Chablis

Brie de Meaux & Champagne, Bordeaux red or Burgundy red

Camembert & Bordeaux red or Beaujolais

Chaource & Champagne, Sancerre or Chablis

Comté & Sancerre, Beaujolais or Vin Jaune (Jura)

Coulommiers & Bordeaux, Rhone or Languedoc red

Epoisses & Burgundy white

Livarot & Bordeaux red (Pomerol)

Munster & Gewürztraminer or Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Pont l'Eveque & Bordeaux red (Pomerol, Saint-Emilion)

Saint Marcellin & Châteauneuf du Pape

Saint Nectaire & Beaujolais

Tomme de Savoie & Crozes Hermitage or Savoie white



Examples of Sheep Cheeses pairings

Ossau-Iraty & Bordeaux white

Roquefort & Sauternes


Examples of Goat Cheeses pairings

Goat - Chabichou - Crottin de Chavignonol & Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé


Examples of Blue Cheeses pairings

Bleu d'Auvergne & Sauternes

 Fourme d'Ambert & Sauternes, Crozes Hermitage or Saumur Champigny


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