What is a good malbec wine pairing?
Malbecs love semi-hard cheeses that aren't too salty. Asiago, cheddar, Colby, and gouda are all excellent choices. Malbecs can also go up against a soft blue cheese.
What wines should I avoid in a malbec wine pairing?
The dark fruit flavors of this big red wine do not pair well with creamy cheeses, goat's cheese, or sheep's milk cheeses.
Why do wine and cheese taste good together?
Human beings have been pairing wine and cheese for hundreds of years. Recent science suggests that it's the "mouthfeel" from this combination that appeals to us. The astringency of the wine combines perfectly with the fat content in the cheese to create a harmonious balance that is extremely pleasing.