Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wine Pairings

Food and wine pairing is the process of pairing a food with complementary flavors, aromas, and textures found in wine. The main rule to remember about pairing wine with food is that there are no rules: you should drink the wines you like with the foods you like.
For me, the best pairings with wine is absolutely CHEESE!
Here I will give you some Wines and the Cheeses they compliment the best. Then at the end of each main course recipe, I'll recommend the perfect wine for your dining pleasure.
First the Wine & Cheese:

Red Wine
BeaujolaisAsiago, Brick, Brie, Camembert, Edam, Feta, Fresh Mozzarella, Gouda, Havarti

Cabernet SauvignonBlue, Fromage, Gruyere, Goat Cheese,  Havarti, Romano, Pecorino, Swiss

MerlotCheddar, Gorgonzola, Goat Cheese, Monterey Jack, Parmesan

Pinot NoirAsiago, Blue, Brie, Fontina, Fromage, Gruyere, Havarti, Pecorino, Swiss

Syrah ; Blue, Camembert, Cheddar, Fromage, Gruyere, Provolone

Zinfandel ; Blue, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Havarti, Kasseri, Romano

White Wine
Champagne ; Brie, Camembert, Edam, Gouda

Chardonnay ; Asiago, Brick, Brie, Butterkase, Camembert, Fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan, Provolone

Pinot Gris ; Cheddar, Edam, Feta, Gouda, Monterey Jack, Parmesan, Swiss

Riesling ; Asiago, Blue, Cheddar, Feta, Fontina, Monterey Jack, Pecorino, Swiss

If you have a favorite wine that is not listed here, please go to our comment page and let me know your favorite and I'll give you the cheeses or recipes it will compliment the wine of your choice.

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