Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon

A bold wine needs an equally bold cheese to pair with it. The full-bodied qualities of Cabernet Sauvignon will enhance the larger flavors of less timid cheeses. And of course, the classic with steak or any beef dish.

Wine Characteristics

Full bodied, hints of black fruit and herbs, dry

CHEESE PAIRING

Merlot

The dry and dark fruity or herbal characteristics of a classic Merlot combine seamlessly with sharp and tangy cheeses. Also try with lamb, pork or grilled sausages.

Wine Characteristics

Medium to full bodied, plum, black cherry, herb, black tea, dry

CHEESE PAIRING

Malbec

Malbec, made from strong, fruity, dark grapes, stands tall against the deep and robust flavors of vintage and reserve cheeses. Also pair with beef or Latin dishes.

Wine Characteristics

Medium to full bodied, intense black fruit, anise, herbs

CHEESE PAIRING

Zinfandel

Versatile Zinfandel with blackberry and peppery qualities make it a go-to choice for a taste adventure when paired with seriously sharp and spicy cheeses. Also try with a classic New York-style pizza or Texas chili.

Wine Characteristics

Medium to full bodied, blackberry jam, black pepper, dry

CHEESE PAIRING

Pinot Noir

An earthier Pinot Noir compliments the classic characteristics of aged cheeses and even plays nicely with herbed cheese varieties. Also try with grilled salmon, lamb or hearty braised chicken dishes.

Wine Characteristics

Light to medium bodied, red fruit, earthy, brown spice, dry

CHEESE PAIRING

Sangiovese & Chianti

Why not pair an Italian wine with cheeses that embrace the flavors of Tuscany? Generally, wines and foods from the same region tend to be a perfect match. Also try with chicken or eggplant Parmesan or any pasta with red sauce.

Wine Characteristics

Medium bodied, plum, cherry, smoky, dry

CHEESE PAIRING

Red Blend

Medium-bodied red blends and table wines are like a little black dress - you can dress them up or down with a range of flavors. Try them with sharp or smoky cheeses. Also try with casual fare such as tacos, burgers, pizza or macaroni and cheese.

Wine Characteristics

Medium bodied, black and red fruits, spices & herbs, dry to slightly off dry

CHEESE PAIRING

Syrah

An intense, dry Syrah loves the sturdiness of a cheese of sharper, aged cheeses. Earthly flavors in both wine and cheeses make for a savory combination. Also try with an earthy beef stew or game.

Wine Characteristics

Medium to full bodied, smoky, intense black fruit, peppery, dry

CHEESE PAIRING
Wine Sisterhood

So go ahead, explore the world of cheese and wine pairing.

One great way is to host a wine and cheese pairing party with a variety of different wines and Cabot cheeses - it’s fun to compare and contrast everybody’s favorites. But the most important thing to remember? Any wine and cheese that you like together is your perfect pairing!

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