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White Wine and Cheese Pairings

We love an exotic wine pairing as much as the next foodie, but here we are going to explore one of the most universal combinations: wine and cheese!

Whether you need a quick no-cook option to satiate hungry friends or you're looking to wow your guests with a multi-course meal, let’s make sure your selections hit the mark.  You will host with the confidence of a world class sommelier when you are done reading this article. 

Today we are going to explore white and rosé wines with suggested matches from the cheese world.  Here are some of our must try pairings.

Sauvignon Blanc with Chevre

Sauvignon Blanc’s natural ally is Chevre or goat cheese.  The bright, tart, tangy (and delicious) nature of this fresh cheese makes for a perfect complement to the balanced acidity and vibrant notes of citrus, peach, and tropical fruit that are the hallmark of Casillero del Diablo’s Sauvignon Blanc.  But don’t think that Sauvignon Blanc is a one hit wonder.  It also plays well with more substantial options such as Asiago or Gouda.

Chardonnay with Brie

Chardonnay really comes alive when paired with a triple cream brie.  Casillero’s complex Chardonnay with its soft hints of vanilla and stone fruit focused finish will make for a memorable pairing with any brie.  But in our book, the creamier the better.  You can also consider more widely available cheeses, such as Cheddar and Monterey Jack, to pair with Chardonnay.  Your palate will not be disappointed!

Rosé with Harvarti

When it comes to Rosé, our go-to pairing is Havarti.  The buttery taste of Havarti is a match made in heaven for Casillero’s impressive Rosé.  Delicate notes of summer berries and balanced acidity in this fresh wine will have you uncorking it all season long.  So if Rosé and Havarti are not the usual items on your shopping list, we recommend giving this combination a try.  Another option you won’t need to go out of your way to find is Parmesan.  The fruity and nutty taste complements Rosé quite nicely. 

Few things go together better than wine and cheese.  Whether you are a beginner or a true connoisseur, have some fun with your pairings and let the synergies of flavor elevate your next gathering.

If you are looking for tips on how to create a beautiful cheese and charcuterie board, please read our article on ways to visually enhance the presentation.

And for all of you red wine aficionados, we have another post that takes the reader through some amazing wine and cheese pairings for Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Merlot.

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