Become a Wine & Cheese Whiz


Creating perfect wine and cheese pairings is more complicated than you might think. With the variety in flavor profiles, geographical influences, textures and aromas in both wine and cheese, creating taste partnerships that highlight every delicious element is a science that requires years of (yummy) study.

Here’s the good news: Although it may require quite a bit of inside knowledge to create perfect pairings, creating great pairings is almost guaranteed if you have our quick and easy guide on hand. We’ve made it as simple as possible for you to succeed—and for you to become the big cheese at your next party.

World Market Guide to Wine & Cheese:

Type of Cheese: Fresh & Soft
Mozzarella, Burrata, Chèvre, Feta, Brie, Camembert
Wine to Pair:
Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Moscato, Sparkling (including Champagne and Cava), Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

Type of Cheese: Semi-Hard
Havarti, Gruyere, Jarlsberg, Young Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Manchego
Wine to Pair:
Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Viognier, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Beaujolais, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Merlot

Type of Cheese: Blue
Stilton, Gorgonzola
Wine to Pair:
Tawny port, Sauternes, Cabernet Sauvignon

Type of Cheese: Hard
Aged Cheddar, Aged Gruyere, Aged Gouda, Pecorino, Asiago, Parmigiano Reggiano
Wine to Pair:
Sweet Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel



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