Perfect Pairings

Need some charcuterie inspo for your next gathering? Be it Brie, Goat, Havarti or Blue, we have the perfect wine & cheese pairings for you!

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The Love Affair with Wine & Cheese

It’s a case of opposites attract! The opposing tastes of fat and protein in cheese vs. the acidity and tannin in wines are why these two foods pair together so well. The primary characteristics in wine, tannin and acidity, have been shown to scrape off fatty proteins from the tongue, making wine an ideal palate cleanser for protein-rich foods.

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Zinfandel & Blue Cheese

The bold and fruit forward style of OZV Zinfandel can balance out the pungency of the blue cheese. The mild sweetness of the Zinfandel creates the oh-so-delectable sweet & salty marriage between these two.

 

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Zinfandel & Aged Cheddar

Hard cheeses and jammy zinfandel go hand-in-hand. The sharpness of the cheddar balances the residual sugar in the wine, as well as complements and adds to the velvety texture.

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Cabernet Sauvignon & Aged Gouda

A hearty, full-flavored red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon finds a great partner in aged Gouda. The cheese elevates the dark fruit flavors of the wine, but the fat content of Gouda helps cut through the higher tannins.

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Cabernet Sauvignon & Brie

With its velvety texture and mild flavor, Brie is the ideal pair for the fruit-forward Old Soul Cabernet Sauvignon. The creamy richness of the cheese enhances the wine’s complexity and won’t overpower a bold Cabernet, but the tannins will help cut through the fat on the palate.