Seasonal Party Ideas - Sparkling Wine & Cheese Tasting
Everyone's heard of cheese and wine parties and we're constantly receiving requests from customers with regards to advice about pairing cheese with our wine. Even if you're hosting or attending a wine tasting session, it's a good idea to have a few varieties of cheese on hand to complement your wine. A few of our customers are surprised when we recommend sparkling wine, such as our multi award winning Prosecco and Grand Rosé to go with cheese but they do go rather well with mild creamy cheeses.
The majority of supermarkets now have a delicatessen which offers various types of more exotic cheese rather than just the standard cheddar brands. It's well worth taking a look to see what's on offer and members of our team will often come into the office full of enthusiasm about a new variety of cheese they have discovered which goes perfectly with one of our wines.
We thought it might be useful to pass the information onto our customers just in case you'd like to offer your party guests some cheese with their wine, or if you're attending a wine tasting event and you'd like to take along some cheese.
Still Wines, Sparkling Wines and their complementary cheeses:
Sparkling wines such as our Italian Prosecco and Grand Rosé, go really well with creamy mild cheeses such as French or English Brie, Camembert, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack or Swiss Emmental if you prefer slightly harder cheeses.
White wines such as our Australian and Californian Chardonnay, go well with harder cheeses with a little more flavour such as Cheddar, Red Leicester, French Chèvre and Mexican Cotija.
Red wines such as our South African Pinotage and Californian Cabernet Sauvignon, are best paired with strong cheeses like Roquefort, Stilton, Mature Greek Feta, Italian Parmesan, Spanish Manchego and cheeses flavoured with chili or other spices.
At the end of the day, it comes down to personal taste and there's absolutely no reason why you couldn't mix and match your favourite cheese with your favourite wine.
Enjoy your cheese and wine! We'd love to hear from you on our Facebook page or Twitter feed if you discover any wonderful Premier Estates Wine and cheese combinations.