Following my previous article please find some more interesting information to help our many customers and followers enjoy the matching of quality cheese and wine. The main purpose of this article is to highlight generic groups of wines and to match them to their most suited cheese types.
It should be noted that the balance of flavours is paramount and the following table is only intended as helpful suggestions, but please do experiment and I am sure you, your family and friends will not only succeed in matching good cheese and wines to suit yourselves, but you will certainly enjoy the process of seeking natural partners.
RED RHONE———HARD and BLUE types such as traditional Single and Double Gloucester or Dorset Blue Viney.
RED PIEDMONT———SEMI HARD types like Farmhouse Mature Cheddar or Cheshire
RED TUSCANY———HARD and SEMI HARD types such as Parmagiano Reggiano or Lanchashire
RED BORDEAUX———SOFT and BLUE types such as Bresse Blue or Munster
RED BEAUJOLAIS———SOFT CREAMY types such as Reblochon or Wensleydale
RED BURGUNDY———HARD or BLUE types such as Jarlsberg or Blue Stilton
RED NEW WORLD———HARD and SEMI HARD types such as Cheddar, Gruyere and Jarlsberg
RED RIOJA & RIBERA———HARD types such as Manchego or Orkney Smoked Cheddar
WHITE BORDEAUX (DRY)———GOAT and SOFT types such as Ireland’s Mine-Gabhar Goat’s Cheese and Valencay
WHITE BURGUNDY———HARD types such as Cheddar and Red Liecester
NEW WORLD SAUVIGNON BLANC———GOAT and HARD types such as Cheshire and Lairobell
NEW WORLD CHARDONNAY———HARD and SOFT types such as Reblochon or Mozzarella di Buffalo Campara
DRY ALSACE AND RIESLING——— SOFT and HARD types such as Emmenthal or Rind Wrapped Farmhouse Cheddar
ROSE———SOFT and INTENSE types such as Blue Cheshire and Gournay Affine
CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING——— SOFT and FIRM types such as Brie, Camembert and Saint Paulin
DESSERT & LATE HARVEST WINES———SOFT, BLUE and INTENSE types such as Roquefort or Pont L’Eveque
RICH & SWEET SHERRY ———BLUE or INTENSE types such as St Agur, Gorganzola and Wensleydale Blue
DRY SHERRY———HARD and INTENSE types such as Goats Cheese, Cheddar matured for at least six months and Manchego
PORT——— BLUE or INTENSE types as St Agur, Stilton and Cashel Blue
MADEIRA———HARD and SEMI HARD types such as Gruyere and Derby
MARSALA———BLUE and INTENSE types such as Oak Smoked Cheddar and Roquefort
Go to http://ahadleigh-wine.com/cheese/ and review the many other cheeses with their matching wines.
Watch out soon for our 3rd article on cheese and wine pairing.
HAPPY CHEESE AND WINE DAYS