Why do wine and cheese go together?
Scientists suggest that wine and cheese are a good match because the astringency of wine balanced with the creamy fat content in cheese creates a pleasant taste combination and perfect balance in our mouths. Many wines have a high acid content, so it pairs perfectly to, pardon the expression, cut the richness of the cheese.
What wine goes with aged cheeses?
Aged cheeses tend to like bold red wines. As cheese ages, it increases in fat content and becomes richer in flavor, allowing the cheese to better balance the high tannin content in big red wines.
What cheese goes with sweeter wine?
Strong-smelling, washed-rind and blue-veined cheeses are a good cheese pairing for sweet wine. The sweetness in the wine helps the cheese taste creamier and checks the "funk" of stinky cheese, while the strong smells of the cheese help balance the sweetness of the wine.
What wine goes with soft, creamy cheeses?
Soft creamy cheeses like brie, camembert, or muenster cheese do well with sparkling wines. The carbonation and high acidity in these beverages act as is a palate-cleansing contrast to the creamy stickiness of soft cheese.