What is the best cheese for zinfandel pairing?
Hard, aged, bold cheeses with strong or sharp flavors tend to match up best with the big taste of zinfandel.
What's the best way to sample wine and cheese together?
To enjoy the flavors of both the wine and cheese, take a little sip of wine first. Then a snall bite of cheese. While the cheese is still in your mouth, take another sip of wine and let the flavors meld together.
What are some tips for pairing wine and cheese?
The general approach to matching cheese with wine is the same whether you're choosing cheese for a malbec wine pairing, a chianti pairing, or a chardonnay pairing. Start by choosing a cheese and wine with similar intensity – bold wines need sharp-flavored cheeses, while lighter wines do best with milder cheese varieties. Think about matching textures – or about contrasting them. If you have a salty or stinky cheese, a sweeter wine will pair best with it. And if you're completely lost about which cheese to choose, a firm, nutty cheese like gouda or gruyere is always a safe bet.