Why does cheese make a great wine pairing?
Scientific studies suggest that people like the combination of wine and cheese because the high levels of fat and protein in cheese perfectly balance the acidity and tannin in the wine, and vice versa.
What's a good wine pairing for hard cheese?
Most hard cheeses will do best with a medium-bodied red like a rioja or cabernet sauvignon, though cheddar and chardonnay also make a nice couple.
What pairs well with soft cheese?
Soft cheeses do well with light reds like a beaujolais, pinot noir, or even a rosé.
What's a good wine pairing for blue cheese?
Blue cheese likes a sweeter wine like a port, sauternes, or sweet sherry.
What's a good wine pairing for stinky cheese?
Washed-rind cheeses – or stinky cheeses – pair best with a crisp dry white wine.