Nothing goes together quite like wine, cheese, and cheers. That’s why at ONEHOPE, we believe National Cheese Lover’s Day deserves to be celebrated near and far. If you’re planning to partake in the celebrations, might we suggest a fanciful wine and cheese party with the most decadent of pairings?
If you don’t know where to begin, don’t feel blue—(blue cheese, that is)—our team is here to help. We asked our Director of Hospitality and sommelier extraordinaire from our estate in Napa Valley, Garrett Boles, to help us determine all the best pairings.
Here’s how he creates the magical marriage of cheese and wine.
Mild Blue Cheese & Sparkling Moscato:
“The sweet taste of Moscato and the sparkling crispness perfectly accompanies the pungent aroma and crumbly yet dense nature of blue cheeses.”
Fresh Mozzarella with Pinot Grigio:
“Pinot Grigio is a delicately fruity and dry wine that goes well with a cheese-like Mozzarella, which has a smooth mild flavor that helps to bring out the flavor profile in the wine.”
Aged Cheddar / Gouda with Cabernet Sauvignon:
“Age pronounces the richness already present in these cheeses and allows the cheese to counteract the high tannins and bold structure found in a wine like Cabernet Sauvignon.”
Goat Cheese with Sauvignon Blanc:
“What grows together goes together and this pair is the perfect example. Both are the poster children of Loire Valley, France, and the acidic nature of this wine pairs well with the tangy cheese.”
Feta with Pinot Noir:
“Pinot Noir’s light and fruity nature goes well with the lean and salty taste of this soft-brined cheese.”
Whether you’re celebrating today, tomorrow—or any day, really—up your food holiday game with these expert cheese and wine pairings. From aged cheddar to goat cheese, Sparkling Moscato to Pinot Noir, we know how we’ll be eating (and imbibing) today!
From all of us at ONEHOPE, cheers to you, our fellow cheese-lovers.