Wine and cheese: nothing goes better together
Between the main course and dessert, it's hard to resist a piece of cheese! When the platter is large, there are always one or two varieties that catch our eye. We all have our favourite: soft cheese, dry cheese, blue cheese, there are so many!
Which wine with cheese?
As mentioned earlier, there are different types of cheese, each with its own specificities and the cheese/wine pairing can vary depending on the type of cheese.
- soft cheeses: Camembert / Brie / Maroilles / Munster. With soft cheeses, a white wine balanced between roundness and acidity, not too powerful, or an aromatic red wine with little tannin, should be preferred.
- blue-veined cheeses. Blue cheeses are very powerful cheeses, and are harder to pair with a wine because a sufficiently powerful wine (structure in the mouth and aromatic) is needed to balance this type of cheese. In our opinion, with a blue cheese we recommend maceration wines with a round body and chewiness, balanced by a high acidity. These are very aromatic wines. You can also go for semi-dry to sweet white wines with good acidity in addition to their sweetness (Loire wine/Jurancon)
- dry cheeses: St Nectaire / Cantal / Comté / Emmental / Reblochon. These cheeses, which are a little less strong, go very well with strong wines, which are quite mineral. White wines from Savoie or the Loire can be recommended.
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A natural wine for your festive meal!
Would you like advice on which wine to choose for your different dishes? Let our selection of natural wines at Petites Caves be your guide ! Use our filters to select our wines by colour, by region or by food pairing. Our sommelier Tom and his team of wine selectors will help you make the right choice and above all make great discoveries: our wines are natural, sometimes without sulphites, in order to respect the aromas of the grapes as much as possible. All the winemakers we have selected work with passion to offer you wines that will seduce wine lovers!
For your Christmas and New Year's meals, discover also our special Boxes for the holidays ! Lovers of white, red, champagne or for a complete meal: starter/main course/dessert, you are sure to find a Box of natural wine corresponding to your desires! Click here!