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Which wines pair best with what cheese, a question often asked by customers at ZYN

Armed with the right information you can create amazing wine and cheese pairings. We'll take you through some classic pairings and why they work so that the next time you're on a wine and cheese mission, it will be much easier for you.

Tip #1

Pair wine and cheese with equal intensity. Choose a delicate cheese with a Pinot Noir and a bolder style cheese such as an aged Havarti with Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tip #2

More often than not, you'll do well to trust local traditions and match wine and cheese from the same region together. Great examples of this include a Sauvignon Blanc with Goat Cheese from the Loire Valley in France or try a Grenache with Manchego from Spain.

Tip #3

If there are several wines being served and you're not sure which cheese to pair, one of the safest and most popular choices with all styles of wine is a firm, nutty cheese. The cheese will have enough fat to counterbalance the tannin in the red wine, but will also have enough delicacy to complement white wine.