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I have just updated one of the most popular posts here on Spittoon – Matching Cheese and Wine. A few new wine pairings have been added and a couple of cheeses we never see in the UK – an American and a Mexican suggestions taken from What To Drink With What You Eat.
I’ve been mulling over their suggestion that Gewürztraminer is the top white to serve with cheese. They quote Alpana Singh from Everest in Chicago and Jean-Luc Le Dü of New York who both attest the same –

Alsatian Gewürztraminer is the most cheese-friendly wine in the world

I have to disagree. Reading through my cheese and wine list Sauvignon Blanc appears more frequently than any other white. Sauvignon is classically matched with Goats Cheese of course – and a glorious pairing it is too – but a decent Sauvignon is also delicious with a host of British cheeses (Cheshire, Lancashire, Caerphilly etc). It is also a blast with Raclette, Taleggio and Graddost. Gewürztraminer lacks the acidity I feel, which of course Sauvignon Blanc offers in abundance.

What is it with cheeses, though, that makes people always want to serve Red wines? White is best!

Cheddar Cheese

2 Comments »

  1. Alex says:

    I think a sweet white with hard cheeses is a bit of a winner. A few years ago now I had Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling with a cheddar style cheese and it was fantastic!

  2. Alex says:

    It’s true, everyone just believes cheese must go with red wine, although every “serious litterature” and every “serious palate” knows it goes bet with whites. (Cheese destroys and overlays the aromas of a complex red wine)
    My favorite matches are also sweet whites (muscat for example)with a blue cheese like roquefort for example!
    nice post.
    alex

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