PAIRING Wine and Cheese


July 25, 2023

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Wine paired with cheese can be an ethereal experience.

When the pairing works, it results in new depths of flavors that neither the wine nor the cheese can achieve alone.

For this National Cheese and Wine Day, we at Curated Wines want to share with you our top 5 cheese and wine pairings that are tried and true:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon with Aged Gouda:
    The bold and tannic elements of Cabernet Sauvignon complement the rich, salty, nutty flavors of aged gouda.
    This combination works especially well with California Cabernets which tend to be more fruit forward.
    Pair this with our Routestock Cabernet Sauvignon…

  • Champagne with Brie:
  • The buttery and creamy texture of brie harmonizes with the crisp acidity and richness of Champagne for a luxurious experience.
    Try it with our Jean Josselyn Cuvee des Jeans…

  • Sauvignon Blanc with Goat Cheese: The crisp acidity and herbaceous notes of Sauvignon Blanc perfectly complement the tanginess of goat cheese. The wine’s grassy and green pepper flavors add depth to the pairing.
    I enjoy this combination with Sauvignon Blanc from the Sancerre region and New Zealand.
    For this, we’ve chosen Ladoucette Les Deux Tours Touraine…

  • Syrah with Blue Cheese:
    Syrah’s dark fruit, pepper and smoky undertones provide an intriguing contrast to blue cheese’s distinct pungent character.
    Works fantastic with our Domaine Blachon St. Joseph…

  • Gamay with Gruyère:
    Gamay’s delicate and red fruit-driven profile complements the subtle nutty, earthy flavors of Gruyère.
    We’ve paired it with Stephane Aviron Morgon Cote du Py…

These pairings are by no means exhaustive.

Remember that wine and cheese pairing can be subjective, and personal preferences will determine which is truly enjoyable for you.

I encourage you to experiment with different combinations to discover your favorite matches.


           – Thomas, The Wine Maestro @CuratedWinesLA

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