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A Quick List of Time-Tested Wine and Cheese Pairings

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Who doesn’t love saving time (it allows you to do other things, like eat more cheese)? Check out the handy table below and take the guesswork out of wine and cheese pairings.

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Time-Tested Wine and Cheese Pairings
This Wine Goes Well with This Cheese
Sparkling wine Fresh cow or goat milk cheese, triple-crème cheeses, or Parmigiano Reggiano
Crisp white wines like Sauvignon Blanc Mold-ripened goat milk cheeses
Buttery Chardonnays Buttery, creamy cheeses; try a triple-crème cow milk or an aged Gouda
Sweet or crisp Riesling Washed-rind cow milk cheeses
Lighter red wines, such as Pinot Noir and Sangiovese Semi-firm sheep or goat milk cheeses; try Ossau-Iraty, Manchego, or younger Gouda
Syrah Comté
Big red wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux blend, full-bodied Zinfandels Aged cheddar or another cheese with some bite and heft, such as an aged pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano, or Grana Padano
Dessert wines (port, Sauternes, or Late Harvest Riesling) Blue cheeses and triple-crème cow milk cheeses

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