Rosé Wine & Cheese

Sweet Rosé

The sugars in a sweet rosé are the perfect complement to full-flavored or spicy cheeses. Sweet rosés are also great with spicy barbeque or ethnic dishes.

3 PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
 
Zinfandel Rosé (a.k.a White Zinfandel)
WINE CHARACTERISTICS

Moderately sweet with flavors of strawberry, cotton candy, lemon and green melon. Moderately high acidity. This wine is best served cold and goes well with Thai food. Try it with our Creamy Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash.

CHEESE PAIRING
Hot Habanero Cheese and salted almonds
Colby Jack Cheese and fresh strawberries

Mourvèdre Rosé
WINE CHARACTERISTICS
Rounder and fuller-bodied than many other rosés. Flavors of red plums, cherries and dried herbs. Pairs extremely well with Mediterranean fare, such as grilled lamb. Try it with our Yogurt Marinated Mediterranean Porchetta.

CHEESE PAIRING: 

Seriously Sharp Cheese, pita wedges and olives

Grenache Rosé
WINE CHARACTERISTICS
Notes of ripe strawberry, orange and hibiscus. Moderately high acidity. Best served cold. Pairs perfectly with Greek food, such as Gyros with tzatziki.  Try it with our Greek Yogurt Dip and Cucumber Sauce (Tzatziki)!

CHEESE PAIRING

Hand-Rubbed Tuscan Cheddar Cheese, cucumber slices

Dry Rosé

The bright, fruit flavors and acidity in a drier rosé make it a versatile pairing choice for mild or slightly sweet cheeses. Dry rosés also pair nicely with a buttery, flavorful grilled cheese, classic Cubano or panini sandwich or lobster roll.

3 PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé
WINE CHARACTERISTICS
Flavors of green bell pepper, cherry sauce, black currant and pepper spice. Typically have heightened acidity since they aren’t usually aged in oak. Delicious with ham, soufflés and flatbreads. Try with our Cheddar, Ham & Asparagus Rosti or our Cuban-Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

CHEESE PAIRING
Tomato Basil, sliced tomatoes and salami
Farmhouse Reserve Cheese, baguette slices and uncured sausage

Sangiovese Rose
WINE CHARACTERISTICS
Hints of fresh strawberries, green melon, roses and yellow peach. This fruity, yet dry wine is best served cold and pairs well with chicken and couscous. Try with our Chicken with Creamy Cheddar Riceor our Couscous with Tomatoes, Sautéed Spinach & Two Cheeses.

CHEESE PAIRING

Clothbound Cheese, crackers and fruit spread

Pinot Noir Rosé
WINE CHARACTERISTICS
Soft, subtle aromas of crabapple, watermelon, raspberries, strawberries and wet stone. Pairs wonderfully with lobster and crab dishes. Try it with our Lobster Salad on Endive.

CHEESE PAIRINGS

Old School Cheese, fresh strawberries and grapes
Alpine Cheese, sliced peaches and raspberries 

So go ahead, explore the world of cheese and wine pairing with these mouthwatering rosé and cheese suggestions.

You’ll truly enjoy the experience when you share it with others. Host a rose and cheese pairing party is with a variety of different wines and Cabot cheddar cheeses. Everyone will have a blast comparing and contrasting their favorite pairings - and, of course, savoring all the deliciousness!

But the most important thing to remember? Any wine and cheese that you like together will be your perfect pairing!

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