What should we drink with the cheese ?
It’s well know that cheese is a must in French gastronomy. There is a wide range of cheese, of different textures and different origins. And it is not easy to find the best match between wine and cheese.
Here are some little tips!
Indeed, between 80% and 90% of cheeses prefer white wine to red wine… White wine is a safer companion! It does not have tannin but acidity and cheese needs it to achieve a more balanced agreement! It will accompany the aromas of the cheese, round in the mouth it will bring out its taste.
The rich and creamy cheese goes very well with a Bordeaux white Crémant: its fresh character and delicate, tangy flavor balance and lighten the texture of the cheese.
The fresh goat’s cheese will go perfectly with a dry non-woody white wine, or a creamy cow’s milk cheese with a matured flowery paste, its perfect match will be with a powerful Bordeaux white wine matured in barrels.
As for a mature goat’s cheese, a good non-woody Bordeaux white wine will go perfectly with it, it will develop notes of candied citrus fruits, honey and wax.
The washed paste will find its balance with an evolved dry wine, a Pessac-Léognan or a red wine with little tannin, in the style of a Bordeaux Supérieur.
To finish with the blue cheese paste, for the lighter ones, with a wine like Graves de Vayres soft, Sainte-Foy very fresh, and for the more powerful ones, matched them with a Sauternes, Cérons, Loupiac.