Spittoon has a massive list full of details on which wines pair best with specific kinds of cheese. Click to see their list of wine and cheese pairing at any time, but check out below where we'll highlight a few more popular types of cheese and the best wine to drink with them.
Camembert - "At its best when the centre is still hard while the outer is creamy. Quite salty. Go for a red wine here – Cotes d`Castillon or other aged Bordeaux reds. A new world Pinot Noir would also suit. Also consider a Greco di Tufo."
Brie - "A difficult one as the classical tang of ammonia often jars nastily with wine. Try a red from the South of France – Fitou or Corbieres. An LBV port is also worth trying. Champagne works as would other dry sparkling wines."
Cheddar - "Buy the best you can afford and revel in the flavour combinations with a Sauvignon Blanc for a white or a good claret, Rhone, or Rhone styled wine from California or Australia. Zinfandel is great too. An Argentinian Bonarda makes a tasty, affordable alternative."
Goat - "A catch all category for so many different cheeses – to match try a good Rhone Red or a Sauvignon Blanc. Classic taste combinations. Also perhaps an Italian Trebbiano."
Gruyère - "Again a Sauvignon Blanc or for a red wine an Australian Shiraz, a New World Sangiovese or a Chianti. Champagne especially vintage or Blanc de Blancs is also recommended. Gewürztraminer for a white."
Gorgonzola - "A sweet wine is needed here. Look into getting a German or Austrian Trockenbeerenauslese or a Hungarian Tokaji. Sauternes is also good."
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