White Wines

Chardonnay

A fresh and fruity Chardonnay is a heavenly match for milder cheese varieties, enhancing the creaminess of a Mild Cheddar or Colby Jack cheese with just the right whisper of sweet. Also try with crab cakes, seafood, poultry and salads.

Wine Characteristics

Medium bodied, apples, pears, toasty, dry

CHEESE PAIRING

Sauvignon Blanc

A bright, light-bodied Sauvignon Blanc with hints of citrus will never overpower the freshness and milder qualities of a Monterey Jack nor get lost in the more complex flavors of an herbed cheese. Also try with oysters on the half-shell, flaky white fish or quiche.

Wine Characteristics

Light bodied, citrus, grassy, crisp, dry

CHEESE PAIRING

Pinot Grigio

The higher acidity of a Pinot Grigio pairs beautifully with creamy, milder cheeses, gently cleansing the palate to let the cheese rise to the top. Also try with a ham and cheese melt or seafood risotto.

Wine Characteristics

Light bodied, pears, melons, refreshing, dry

CHEESE PAIRING

Moscato

The playful sweet and fruity flavors of a Moscato flirts with smooth and flavorful cheeses and will put a smile on your face when paired with spicier cheese favorites. Also try with fresh fruit or spicy ethnic cuisine such as Indian, Latin or Thai.

Wine Charactersistics

Light bodied, orange blossom, lemon zest, aromatic, off dry

CHEESE PAIRING

Riesling

The combination of acid, sugars and fruit of a Riesling nicely offset zestier, spicier cheeses. A refreshing combination. Also try with sushi.

Wine Characteristics

Light bodied, Stone Fruits, Peach Blossoms, Delicate, off Dry

CHEESE PAIRING

White Blend

Try a bright white blend with more complex and flavorful foods. These wines have the table manners to sit back and let spicier cheeses take center stage. Also try with white fish such as sea bass, sole or cod, chicken or pork.

Wine Characteristics

Medium bodied, layers of white fruits, crisp and bright

CHEESE PAIRING

Sparkling & Champagne

A dry to off-dry sparkling wine or Champagne is delightful with just about anything. Actually, we can't think of a thing these bubblies don't love. Also try with ... popcorn or potato chips!

Wine Characteristics

Light to medium bodied, apples, citrus, toasty / creamy, dry to off dry

CHEESE PAIRING

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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