WINE & DINE : CHEESE PAIRING
Hearthstone’s guide to a tasty Wine and Cheese Pairing
When paired up, wine and cheese do their part to bring out the best in each other.
Medium Bodied Wines: Hearthstone’s Pinot Noir, Grenache and refined Zinfandel
The Cheeses: Look to slightly richer cheeses with pronounced personalities to stand up to these rich wines. Some examples are Emmentaler, Manchego, Morbier, Port Salut, Provolone, and Smoked Gouda.
Full-Bodied Wines: Hearthstone’s Bordeaux Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodestone, and Italian Blends (Profundo).
The Cheeses: More intense, sharply flavored cheese and red wine of these types make a great pairing. Some examples are sharp, aged Cheddar, aged Fontina and Gouda, Grana Padano, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino-Romano. The full flavors of the wine can stand up to the strong, salty flavor of the cheese. Even some milder blues can work, such as Blue Castello. Italian wines like are a natural match for truffled cheeses like Boschetto al Tartufo.