Cheese: Wine and Beer Pairing

Cheese is a delicious snack all on its own but paired with beverages and other foods; it creates new and surprising tastes that are sure to tempt your taste buds. Although there are no set rules for pairing your favourite cheeses, there are some guidelines for combining certain flavours, textures and colours that will please both the senses and the appetite.

Whether you are interested in wine and cheese pairings or beer and cheese pairings, the suggestions here will help you begin.

Experiment. Be creative. Remember, there are no hard and fast rules to pairing cheeses with other foods and beverages, only guidelines. If you find something you like, go for it!

TYPEWINEBEER
RicottaChianti, Pinot GrisLager, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Weiss Beer
FetaBeaujolais, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sauvignon BlancCiders & Fruit Beers, Lager, Pilsner, Weiss Beer
Fresh MozzarellaBeaujolais, Champagne, Chardonnay, Chianti, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon BlancCiders & Fruit Beers, Pilsner, Weiss Beer
ChevreSancerre, Sauvignon BlancWitbier, White Ale, Fruit Ales, Lambics
HalloumiBeaujolais, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon BlancCiders & Fruit Beers, Lager, Pilsner, Weiss Beer
GoudaAmarone, Shiraz, ZinfandelAmber Ales, Nutty Brown Ales, Porters
MozzarellaBeaujolais, Champagne, Chardonnay, Chianti, Pinot Gris, Pinot NoirPilsner, Weiss Beer
EdamBeaujolais, Champagne, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah/ShirazBrown Ale, Ciders & Fruit Beers, Lager, Stout
ColbyCabernet Sauvignon, Champagne, Chianti, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, RieslingBrown Ale, Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsner
CreameryChardonnay, Chianti, RieslingCiders & Fruit Beers, Weiss Beer
CheddarCabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay,Chianti, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot, Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sake - Medium Dry, Sauvignon Blanc, Sherry - Oloroso, Syrah/ShirazBelgian Ale, Bock, Brown Ale, Ciders & Fruit Beers, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Weiss Beer
Monterey JackBeaujolais, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sauvignon BlancBrown Ale, Lager, Pilsner
Pepper JackBeaujolais, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sauvignon BlancBrown Ale, Lager, Pilsner
Gouda(Goat)Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne, Chardonnay, Chianti, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sake - Medium Dry, Sauvignon Blanc, Sherry - Fino, Sherry - Oloroso, Syrah/ShirazBock, Brown Ale, Lager, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout
Cheddar(Goat)Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay,Chianti, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot, Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sake - Medium Dry, Sauvignon Blanc, Sherry - Oloroso, Syrah/ShirazBelgian Ale, Bock, Brown Ale, Ciders & Fruit Beers, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Weiss Beer
Blue StiltonCabernet Sauvignon, Chianti, Ice Wines, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Syrah/ShirazCabernet Sauvignon, Chianti, Ice Wines, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Syrah/Shiraz
ParmesanCabernet Sauvignon, Champagne, Chardonnay, Chianti, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Rioja Red, Sake - Medium Dry, Sauvignon Blanc, Sherry - Fino, Syrah/ShirazLager, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Stout, Weiss Beer
EmmentalChardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Ice Wines, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Syrah/ShirazBock, Lager, Pale Ale, Stout, Weiss Beer
CamembertBeaujolais, Champagne, Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah/ShirazCiders & Fruit Beers, Pale Ale
BrieBeaujolais, Champagne, Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah/ShirazCiders & Fruit Beers, Pale Ale