Of all the great foodie pairings, wine and cheese has to be one of the very best.
Whether you’re a lover of red, white or rosé wine and prefer a good slab of West Country cheddar to a French blue — there’s nothing better than munching a morsel of your favourite cheese alongside a glass of your preferred vintage.
In the culinary world, wine and cheese have rubbed shoulders for thousands of years, with the pairing long considered one of the most delicious and indulgent combinations for the discerning palate.
From the distinctly Spanish combination of Manchego and Old Vine Garnacha to the typically French pairing of Chablis and Camembert; wherever you go across the globe, wine and cheese fanatics have their own opinions about which wines and cheeses go together best — meaning there’s a huge variety of different pairings out there, just waiting to be sampled.
Well, we’re here to help, by taking a look at some of the world’s greatest wine and cheese pairings.
Whether you’re a fan of wines from new-world countries like Australia, Argentina and the USA, or prefer to stick to old-world classics from France, Italy and Spain — this best wine infographic highlights the delicious wine and cheese combinations which guarantee culinary bliss.
So, whether you’re a big fan of bubbly (sparkling wine) and can’t wait to serve up Champagne and Gruyère at your next cheese dinner party, or are yearning to try a refreshing glass of Riesling with a slither of delicious Parmigiano Reggiano (Note from Julien: or even better, a Grana Padano cheese & wine matching!).
We hope you enjoy taste-testing these wonderful cheese and wine combinations.
Is your favourite wine and cheese pairing missing from this list? Let us know which cheese you most enjoy sampling with a glass of your favourite wine.
Find out more about pairing Wine & Cheese with these infographics about matching French and Italian cheeses and wines:
This guest post and associated infographic were provided by Emerald Waterways exclusively for Social Vignerons.