Many people love an abundant board. Overflowing with cheeses, meat and other items, it invites grazing. While that idea is quite delightful, another option can bring together a celebration of flavors. Ready for some cheese fruit and wine pairings?
While the master sommelier might dive deep into the nuances of food and wine pairings, sometimes it can be just as simple as finding foods that are enjoyable. Whether it is taking a favorite fruit that you enjoy and finding its match or diving into something new, there are a variety of options to explore.
Recently, Wisconsin Cheese has shared some cheese fruit and wine pairings are perfect any time of year. Featuring some of the best Wisconsin cheese available, these food pairings might make you toast the tasty life.
Ready to sample some delicious cheese fruit and wine pairings?
Sartori Chardonnay BellaVitano paired with Chardonnay and Fresh Strawberries
Sometimes finding two foods that have a similarity makes it easier to celebrate the pairings. For example, the Sartori Chardonnay BellaVitano is washed in a chardonnay which makes it a great pairing for a glass of chardonnay.
This particular cheese is almost like a combination of a parmesan and cheddar. Slightly creamy but with a little added texture, it is clear that these Master Cheesemakers are top of their craft.
When paired with juicy strawberries, it celebrates the hint of sweetness. Whether enjoyed on a leisurely afternoon or a simple brunch, it is a perfect pairing any time of day.
Marieke Gouda Plain Young paired with Rosé and Honeydew Melon
Melon and cheese might not be the most common food pairing, but it is one to explore. Marieke Gouda is an authentic Dutch gouda. As a young, aged cheese, the creaminess compliments the floral notes of a Rosé.
Given that some Rosé wines have a fruity quality, the juicy honeydew offers a nice pairing. With the gouda, it is even better.
Carr Valley Glacier Penta Crème paired with Sauvignon Blanc and Pineapple
While some people might think that blue cheese is an acquired taste, the combination of bold blue cheese and tropical flavors works. This five-crème blue is quite decadent, which shows why it has won awards.
When serving it with fresh pineapple and Sauvignon Blanc, it is about finding the balance. Even a touch of lime on the pineapple can enhance the brightness. With a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, this food pairing might bring a beach vibe with a warm breeze.
Schroeder Kase Triple Crème Brie paired with Champagne and Crisp Grapes
If cheese lovers have not tried this triple crème brie, it is a must enjoy on a festive night with friends. The rich, buttery notes even have a little touch of “mushroomy” flavor.
When served with a glass of champagne and a handful of grape, it brings visions of living your best life. It is more just a simple bite. It will make you feel like royalty.
Roelli Red Rock pair with a Grenache and Stone Fruits
Pairing red wine and cheese takes a deft hand. The Red Rock cheese that brings together a savory blue cheese notes with a tangy cheddar. Since a grenache is a medium-bodied wine, it can balance the cheese. When served together, the pairing celebrates the fruity notes as well as a touch of nutty.
During the summertime when stone fruits are in season, this cheese fruit and wine pairing will make for a perfect afternoon snack. It is a great option to enjoy while watching the sun set.
What cheese fruit and wine pairings do you enjoy? Can you offer a tasty selection for FoodSided to try?