Wine and cheese is a classic, if very Eurocentric, combination. It’s talked about extensively by pretty much anyone who’s a fan of fine dining, and wine and cheese pairings are served everywhere from at-home wine parties to the fanciest wineries and restaurants. All the attention is for good reason. Tart or juicy wine is the best companion to a fatty, creamy cheese. Plus, few things can bring as much joy as either of these things on their own, so putting them together only seems right.
It’s even better when you can pair wine and cheese from the same region. “If it grows together, it goes together” is an old adage that generally rings true. And although everyone has different taste buds, there are still some unbeatable combos. Even if you disagree with some of the pairings, that just means you have an excuse to go out and buy some more wines and cheese to try again.