What is a wine and cheese board?
A wine and cheese board is a spread of cheeses and several wines that pair well with them. A wine and cheese board may also include charcuterie (cured meats) as well as nuts and olives, jams and spreads, fresh and dried fruits, crackers and breads, and roasted and pickled vegetables.
What's the best cheese for a wine and cheese board?
When choosing cheese for a wine and cheese board, it's best to offer a variety of cheeses. You may include hard cheeses like parmesan and aged gouda, firm cheeses like cheddar and colby, semi-soft cheeses like havarti and cheddar jack cheese, and soft cheeses like feta and burrata.
What are some wine and cheese pairing tips?
When choosing wine for a wine and cheese board, you want to make sure you have varieties that match the intensity of the cheese. A big-flavored cheese like aged gouda needs a bold wine like a cabernet sauvignon, while a lighter Swiss cheese like gruyère will pair nicely with a sauvignon blanc or pinot noir.