The holidays are here and we’re looking forward to two of our favorite things: hosting get-togethers and cozying up indoors! Whether you’re entertaining the masses or having a wine and cheese party for one, follow these simple guidelines from Bright Cellars for a delicious and eye-catching pairing experience.
For a great cheese selection, include at least one soft cheese, multiple hard or aged cheeses and one unique blue or goat cheese.
When hosting a group, it’s best to have 1-2 oz of each cheese per person.
Spruce up your cheese board with fun adds like figs, olives, nuts, dried fruits, mustard, honey and crusty bread!
Instead of taking a trip to the wine aisle and selecting generic bottles for your guests, take the Bright Cellars wine quiz to get matched with unique wines from all over the world!
WINE AND CHEESE PAIRINGS
Chardonnay + Brie
Full-bodied whites like Chardonnay compliment mild, smooth cheeses
Bright Cellars Recommendation: Quinte Royale Chardonnay
Cabernet Sauvignon + Aged Gouda
Hard aged cheeses pair best with equally bold, ageable wines
Bright Cellars Recommendation: Pana Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec + Sharp Cheddar
Potent cheeses need a full-bodied wine to match
Bright Cellars Recommendation: Lost City Malbec
Sauvignon Blanc + Goat Cheese
Acidic, crisp white wines mirror the acidity and avor of goat cheese
Bright Cellars Recommendation: Forty Winks Sauvignon Blanc
Moscato + Pepper jack
Sweeter wines help mellow spicy, zesty cheeses
Bright Cellars Recommendation: Burrasca Moscato
Zinfandel + Gruyère
Firm, nutty cheeses pair perfectly with jammy or spicy wines
Bright Cellars Recommendation: Mojave Rain Zinfandel
Having trouble deciding which pairings to include at your next wine night? Choose the wines that pair with your unique taste palate. Take the wine quiz to see your results, and receive 50% off your first shipment!