Wine & Cheese Pairing A to M

The Big Cheese A – M

The Big Cheese: A to M

Pairing wine and cheese is classic. Making the right choices can be daunting given the array of cheese and wine produced throughout the world. Here, we try to make this choice easier by providing some basic concepts to guide you in your wine and cheese pairings. Please note, the cheese from any given region pairs well with wine from that particular region. This is due to the fact that both wine and cheese, well- made,  reflect the terroir from which they were produced.

Wine and cheese both have enormous ranges of aromas and flavors, some bold and others subtle. The idea in pairing the two, is to bring those subtle flavors and aromas to the forefront, thereby openning up an entirely new world of aroma and taste. This is achieved by focusing on the elements of cheese and wine that work together to provide balance. When pairing wine and cheese:

  • Match the Body (In      cheese, the body equals the fat. In wine, the body equals the alcohol      content. Heavily-bodied cheese pairs with Full-bodied wine)
  • Pair the Complexity (A      complex wine or cheese starts out one way, transforms into something else,      and then becomes something you never expected. Match complex with complex      and simple with simple)
  • Balance the primary flavors (Avoid pairing tannin with salt. Pair      full-bodied, tannic wine with robust, sweet, medium-aged cheeses. In      contrast, Acidic wines will open your palate and make sweet and salty      flavors rounder and fuller.)

Keeping these concepts in mind, and after consulting The Big Cheese chart, making this classic pairing should be less daunting. Enjoy!

Cheese Aroma Mouthfeel Flavors Wine Pairings
 Appenzeller(Switzerland):A semi-hard, brushed rind madefrom raw cow’s   milk.  Fruity, nutty, sweet, spicy  Smooth, clean  Light fruit, tangy, nutty,   long finish
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
 Ardrahan (Ireland):A semi-soft, washed rind made from cow’s   milk.  Very pungent, earthy, and   salty  Creamy. and full coating  Savory, smoky, and milky
  • Riesling, fruity
  • Syrah, full-bodied
  • Rioja
 Asiago (Italy): A semi-soft to hard made from cow’s milk.  Milky to spicy  Creamy to granular  Lactic, tangy, citrus, salty
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Barbera
  • Sangiovese
 Banon (France): A soft, leaf-wrapped made from cow’s,   goat’s, or sheep’s milk .  Fresh, herbal  Creamy, smooth  Tangy, citrus, grassy
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
 Beaufort (France): A semi-hard, brushed rind made from raw   cow’s milk.  Mildly sweet and fruity  Light, creamy, smooth  Lactic, sweet and fruity
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling, full-bodied
  • Chardonnay, dry
  • Champagne
  • Syrah
 Beecher’s Flagship(America):A semi-hard, Cheddar made from cow’s milk.  Milky, tangy, spicy  Creamy, smooth  Sweet, tangy, lactic, salty
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 Beemster X.O. (U.S. and Holland): A wax-coated   Gouda made from cow’s milk.  Nutty, sweet, spicy, candy  Crumbly, granular, thick  Sweet, tangy, nutty,   caramel, butterscotch
  • Scotch
  • Whiskey
  • Cognac
 Besace de Berger(France): A soft, ash-coated made from goat’s milk.  Light tang  Smooth, flaky, and creamy  Goat butter, grassy, tangy,   and creamy
  • Fruity Champagne
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 Bethmal ( France): A semi-sweet, washed rind made from raw   goat’s or cow’s milk.  Light pungency  Smooth, soft  Creamy with a surprising   rustic tang
  • Riesling
 Bianco Sottobosco(Italy): A semi-hard, natural rind made from cow’s milk.  Earthy, buttery, truffles  Dry, crumbly, then soft  Mushrooms, truffles, cream,   butter
  • Sangiovese
  • Zinfandel
 Black Diamond Cheddar (Canada): A semi-hard, cheddar made from cow’s milk.  Sharp and lactic  Crumbly then creamy  Milky, salty, sharp
  • Full-bodied Chardonnay
  • Riesling
 Bocconcini di Pura Capra (Italy): A soft, natural rind made from goat’s milk.  Slight tang  Smooth, light  Light cream and delightful   tang
  • Port
  • fino sherry
 Brebiou (France): A soft, natural rind made from sheep’s milk.  Light cream  Very smooth, gentle coating  Nutty whipped cream
  • Gewurztraminer
 Brie De Meaux(France): A soft, bloomy rind made from cow’s milk.  Sharp, pungent, spicy,   mushroom  Creamy, smooth, coating  Lactic, beefy, salty,   pungent, mushroom
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Champagne
 Brillat Savarin(France): A soft, bloomy rind made from cow’s milk.  Light, pungent and salty  Silky and light  Whipped cream with a   delightful kick
  • Champagne
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Madiera
  • Oloroso sherry
 Brin d’Amour(France):   A semi-soft, herb-coated made from raw sheep’s milk.  Herbal, lactic  Smooth, creamy, lightly   coating  Herbs, butter, salt, cream
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Oloroso sherry
  • light Syrah
  • Martini
 Bucheret (America):   A soft, bloomy rind made from goat’s milk.  Light tang  Smooth, light  Cream, butter, lemony tang,   light fruit
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • complex Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
 Bucheron (France):   A soft, bloomy rind made from goat’s milk.  Light tang  Smooth, light  Cream, butter, lemony tang,   light fruit
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • complex Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
 Buratta (America):A   fresh, soft made from cow’s milk.  Mild, sweet  Very creamy  Rich cream, sweet, very mild   pungency
  • Champagne
  • Port
 Buttermilk Blue(America):   A semi-soft, blue made from cow’s milk.  Sharp, piquant, and tangy  Crumbly then creamy  Sharp fruit, salty
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling
 Cabot Vintage Cheddar (America):   A semi-hard Cheddar made from cow’s milk.  Sharp, tangy, fruity  Crumbly then creamy  Milky, fruity, spicy, and   sharp
  • Sangiovese
  • Whiskey
 Cadi Urgelia (Spain):   A semi-soft, washed rind made from cow’s milk.  Salty, mildly pungent  Smooth, clean  Lightly pungent, roasted   tomatoes with salt
  • Pinot Noir
 Camembert de   Normandie (France): A soft, bloomy rind made from cow’s milk.  Mushrooms, garlic, and   truffle  Smooth, creamy, lightly   coating  Mild with hint of mushroom,   earthiness
  • Sweet Chardonnay
 Camembert, Camellia (America):   A soft, bloomy rind made from goat’s milk.  Mushrooms, sweet tang  Smooth, clean  Mild, light tang
  •  Champagne
 Cantal (France):   A semi-hard, natural rind made from raw cow’s milk.  Milky, sweet, light  Smooth to crumbly, light  Mild and complex, sweet,   milky, citrus, fruit
  •  Chenin Blanc
 Capricho de Cabra(Spain):   A soft, fresh made from goat’s milk.  Bright, fresh, tangy  Crumbly then tangy  Bright, lemony, tangy,   creamy
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
 Capricious (America):   A hard made from goat’s milk.  Tangy, earthy  Creamy, coating  Rustic tang and earthiness,   bold
  •  Syrah
 Carmody (America):   A semi-soft, wax-coated made from cow’s milk.  Light butter, hint of lemon  Creamy, soft  Light cream, slight lemon   tang
  • Chardonnay
  • Beaujolais
 Carmody Reserve(America):   A semi-soft, wax-coated made from raw cow’s milk.  Butter and cream  Creamy  Sweet, slightly tangy,   almost effervescent, and nutty
  • Chardonnay
  • Beaujolais
  • Pinot Noir
 Cashel Blue (Ireland):   A semi-soft blue made from cow’s milk.  Sharp, saline  Light cream  Butter, cream, piquant blue
  • Full-bodied Chardonnay
  • Port
  • Madeira
 Cabichou (France):   A semi-soft, ladled made from goat’s milk.  Mild, nutty, sweet  Very cream,light  Light milk, bright tang,   bright butter
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 Chaource (France):   A soft, bloomy rind made from cow’s milk.  Mild pungency, tangy  Light and creamy  Creamy tang, mild pungency,   light mushroom, and earthiness
  • Champagne
 Chesire (England):   A semi-hard, bandage wrapped made from cow’s milk.  Tangy and salty  Crumbly, light  Lactic, tangy, mild
  • Light Chardonnay
  • Viognier
  • Riesling
  • Beaujolais
  • Merlot
 Chevrot (France):A   soft, natural rind made from goat’s milk.  Bright, light spice, milky  Light, crumbly, smooth  Sweet tang, light cream,   lemon, bright
  •  Pinot Gris
 Chipotle Cheddar(America):   A semi-hard Cheddar made from cow’s milk.  Spicy, milky  Light, Crumbly  Spicy, roasted, cream
  • Sauvignon Blanc
Coeur dy Berry(France): A soft, fresh, and ash-coated made from goat’s   milk.  Slight tang  Very creamy  Lactic tang, hint of grass   and citrus
  •  Champagne
 Colby (America):   A semi-soft, pressed made from cow’s milk.  Mild cheese  Crumbly, then creamy  Milky, sweet, salty
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 Comte (France):   A semi-hard, natural rind made from raw cow’s milk.  Spicy, fruity, full aroma  Creamy, sometimes crumbly,   smooth, mild coating  Fruit, salt, nuts, lemon,   grass
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Beaujolais
  • Syrah
 Cone de Port Aubry(France):   A soft, bloomy, mold-ripened made from goat’s milk.  Herbal, tangy  Silky  Cream, sweet milk, citrus   tang, hint of grass
  •  Champagne
 Constant Bliss(America):A   soft, triple-cream bloomy rind made from raw cow’s milk.  Sharp, full  Silky  Sharp, almost tannic at   times, with whipped cream
  • Champagne
  • Gewurztraminer
 Cream Cheese Various   Countries): A fresh made from cow’s milk.  Mild, sweet  Mildly coating  Sweet cream
  • Champagne
  • Pinot Noir
 Cr`eme Fraiche (Various   Countries): A fresh made from cow’s milk.  Mild, sweet  Mildly coating  Sweet cream
  • Bacon or Salmon infused Vodka
 Crottin de Chavignol(France):A   soft, natural rind made from goat’s milk.  Bright, light  Flaky, then creamy and   lightly coating  Tang, sharpness, then creamy   bright and lemony
  • Pinot Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Champagne
 runken Goat Spain):   A semi-soft, wine washed made from goat’s milk.  Light tang, clean  Smooth, creamy  Light tang, creamy, hint of   wine
  • Red Rioja
  • fino sherry
 Durrus (Ireland):   A semi-soft, washed rind made from raw cow’s milk.  Light fruit, some pungency  Smooth and light  Sweet and tangy with a hint   of fermented fruit
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Sauternes
 Emmental(Switzerland):   A semi-hard, wax-coated made from cow’s milk.  Light spice, fruit, cooked   milk  Smooth, no coating, light  Mild fruitiness, light tang,   mild cream
  •  Sweet Chardonnay
 English Sage Derby(England):   A semi-hard, Cheddar, with dried sage made from cow’s milk.  Creamy, sharp, herbal  Smooth  Sharp Cheddar with mild sage
  •  Port
 Epoisse (France):   A soft, washed rind made with cow’s milk.  Very pungent, earthy, and   salty  Very smooth, creamy, lightly   coating  Transformative, spicy and   salty to creamy fruit and nuts
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sauternes, complex
  • Viognier
  • Cognac
 Ewe-F-O (America):   A rubbed made from sheep’s milk.  Nutty and sweet  Creamy and oily  Roasted nuts, rich butter
  • Oaked Chardonnay
 Explorateur (France):   A soft, bloomy rind made from cow’s milk.  Sharp, pungent, milky  Silky  Rich ice cream with an end   kick
  •  Champagne
 Feta (Various   Countries): A fresh, brine cured made from sheep’s and goat’s milk.  Salty, sharp  Crumbly  Salty, tang,creamy
  •  Gewurztraminer
 Fiore Sardo(Sardinia):   A semi-hard, natural, or wax-coated made from sheep’s milk.  Sharp, milky, hint of herbs  Creamy and buttery  Milky, fruity, warm nuts,   and melted butter
  • Sangiovese
  • Zinfandel
 Fiscalini Bandage-Wrapped   Cheddar(America): A semi-hard, bandage wrapped made from cow’s milk.  Sharp, fruity, tang  Crumbly, creamy, and smooth  Rich, tangy Cheddar with   long butter notes
  • Chardonnay
 Fiscalini San Joaquin   Gold (America): A semi-hard, natural rind made from raw cow’s milk.  Sharp, salty, fruity  Dry, granular  Rich, salty, long finish of   fruits and nuts
  •  Chardonnay
 Fleur Verte (France):   A soft, fresh made from goat’s milk.  Light, tangy, herbal,   peppery  Creamy, clean  Herbal, pepper lemony tang
  • Champagne
 Fog Lights (America):   A soft, bloomy, ash rind made from goat’s milk.  Light tangy  Creamy, clean  Bright, cream, slightly   herbal
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Champagne
 Fontina d’Aosta(Italy):A   semi-hard, brushed rind made from cow’s milk.  Pungent spiciness, light   fruit Supple  Bright earthiness, fruit,   somewhat heady
  • Barbaresco or Barolo
  • Sangiovese
 Fourme d’Ambert (France):   A semi-soft blue made from cow’s milk.  Mildly pungent, earthiness  Smooth, light granularity  Bright, sharp blue with   creaminess
  •  Port
 Fresh Ch`evre(Various   countries): A soft, fresh made from goat’s milk.  Light farmyard and tang  Smooth and creamy  Bright, sharp, citrus
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 Fromage d’Affinois(France):A   soft, bloomy rind made from cow’s milk.  Tangy, milky  Silky  Whipped cream and fresh   mushrooms
  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
 Gariotin (France):A   soft, natural rind made from goat’s milk.  Pungent farmyard  Flaky, then creamy and   lightly coating  Light farmyard, earthiness,   citrus, and salt
  • Chardonnay
 Garrotxa (Spain):A   semi-soft, mold rind made from goat’s milk.  Earthy and light  Creamy, slightly crumbly  Subtle mushrooms, hint of   tang, full roundness
  • Sauvignon Blanc, light
  • Chardonnay, white
  • Rioja
  • Zinfandel
 Gjetost (Norway):   A semi-hard, whey made from Carmelized Whey.  Sweet, toasted  Sticky  Caramel, toasted milk
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 Gorgonzola (Italy):A   semi-soft, blue made from cow’s milk.  Assertive, earthy, pungent  Creamy, with light   granularity  Tangy, earthy, spicy, and   very full
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Madeira
 Gorgonzola, Dolce Latte (Italy):A   semi-soft blue made from cow’s milk.  Assertive, earthy sweetness  Very creamy, light crunch,   light coating  Sweet, earthy, spicy
  •  Pinot Noir
 Grafton Cheddar (America):   A semi-hard, Cheddar made from cow’s milk.  Sharp, lactic, hint of   citrus  Crumbly, then creamy  Sharp Cheddar, spicy,   lactic, full-flavored
  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Gewurztraminer
 Grana Padano(Italy):A   natural rind, Grana made from raw cow’s milk.  Mild, salty  Granular  Salt, fruit, sharp, and   flavorful
  • Fruity Champagne
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 Graviera Fresca (Mt.   Vikos, Crete): A semi-hard made from sheep’s and goat’s milk.  Mild and tangy  Very smooth and creamy  Sweet, tangy, nutty, and   buttery
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 Gruyere (Switzerland):   A semi-hard, brushed rind made from raw cow’s milk.  Nuts and fruit  Smooth, lightly coating  Roasted nuts, ripe fruit,   rich butter, very complex
  • Champagne
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Sangiovese
  • Zinfandel
 Gubbeen (Ireland):A   semi-soft, washed rind made from cow’s milk.  Light pungent and salty  Smooth, light with some   cream coating  Fruity, robust, earthy, and   pungent
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Viognier
 Haloumi(Greece):A   semi-soft, pasta filata made from sheep’s milk.  Mild  Rubbery, light  Nutty and buttery
  • Pinot Noir
 Harley Farms Ch`evre (America):A   fresh, smooth made from goat’s milk.  Fresh, herbal  Creamy and smooth  Lemony tang, herbal, floral
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 Havarti (Various   Countries):A semi-soft, rindless made from cow’s milk.  Light and acidic  Rubbery, light  Mild, slightly tangy, milky
  • Port
 Hoja Santa(   America):A soft, leaf-wrapped made from goat’s milk.  Minty, tangy  Creamy  Mint, sassafrass, lemony   tang
  • Light Pinot Noir
 Humbolt Fog(America):   A soft, bloomy ash rind made from goat’s milk.  Light farmyard and tang  Creamy and smooth  Cream, sweet lemon, and long   finish
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • light Pinot Noir
 Iberico (Spain):   A semi-hard made from cow’s, goat’s, and sheep’s milk.  Light, sweet, mild  Light cream  Gentle mix of sweet, cream,   nuts, butter
  •  Riesling
 Ibores (Spain):   A semi-hard, spice rubbed made from goat’s milk.  Piquant and spicy  Smooth and creamy  Salty, tangy, light citrus,   and spice
  • Rioja reds
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
 Idiazabal(Spain):A   semi-hard, rubbed or wax-coated made from raw sheep’s milk.  Smokey tang  Crumbly, creamy, lightly   oily  Smoky; spicy;tang, followed   by nuts and butter
  • Oloroso sherry
  • Martini
 Jarlsberg(Various   Countries):A semi-soft, pressed made from cow’s milk.  Fruity  Rubbery, light  Fruity, light and lactic
  • Gewurztraminer
 Keen’s Cheddar(England):A   semi-hard, bandage wrapped made from raw cow’s milk.  Sharp, musty, earthy  Crumbly, then creamy  Sharp Cheddar, rich butter,   hint of blue, and long finish
  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Gewurztraminer
 La Tur (Italy):   A soft, natural rind made from cow’s, goat’s, and sheep’s milk.  Light pungency  Very creamy  Piquant, complex, tangy,   lactic, salty
  •  Champagne
 Laguiole(France):A   semi-hard, natural rind made from raw cow’s milk.  Bright, grassy, hints of   milky citrus  Crumbly, lightly coating  Unusual blend of cream and   citrus; bright, delicate, and long finish of light butter
  •  Beaujolais
 Lancashire(England):A   semi-hard, bandage wrapped made from raw cow’s milk.  Light sharpness, hint of   cream  Light and crumbly  Creamy tang with milk and   mild nut tones
  •  Merlot
 Le Roule(France):A   soft, herb coated made from cow’s milk.  Light, herbal  Creamy  Sweet, herbal
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 L’Edel de Cleron(France):A   soft, bloomy made from cow’s milk.  Mushrooms, cream  Smooth, sometimes chalky  Light earthy mushrooms and   whipped cream
  •  Champagne
 Leyden(Holland): A   semi-soft, Gouda made from cow’s milk.  Spicy, mildly pungent  Smooth, lightly coating  Caraway, cumin, vegetables,   cream
  • Sauvignon Blanc
 Lighthouse Blue Brie (Australia):A semi-soft, blue made from cow’s milk.  Full, musty, mushroomy  Very creamy  Rich, creamy, tangy, and   flavorful
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sauternes
 Lincolnshire Poacher(England):A   semi-hard, bandage wrapped made from cow’s milk.  Mild  Creamy  Mild fruit, grass, butter
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
 Lingot( France):A   soft, natural rind made from goat’s milk.  Pungent farmyard  Very creamy  Lactic, nutty, and tangy
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Pinot Gris
  • Riesling
  • Chardonnay
  • Beaujolais
Livarot (France):A soft, washed rind made from cow’s milk.  Spicy and pungent  Smooth and creamy to rubbery  Mild to strong, beefy and   nutty mushrooms
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Gris
  • Oloroso sherry
 Mahon (Spain):A   semi-hard, bandage wrapped made from cow’s milk.  Saffron, light tangy   pungency  Smooth and lightly coating  Bright, nutty, rich milk,   with a definite tang
  • Pinot Noir
  • Oloroso sherry
  • Port
 Majorero (Spain):A   semi-soft rindless made from goat’s milk.  Light tang  Smooth and clean  Long, complex taste. light   at first, opens to light nuts, hints of milk, sweetness
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • fino sherry
 Manchego (Spain):A   semi-hard, rubbed or wax coated made from goat’s milk.  Nutty, buttery, almost sweet  Rich and creamy  Heavy butter, hazelnuts,   sun-ripened fruit
  • Merlot
  • red Riojas
  • sherries
  • Sauternes
  • Chardonnays
  • Pinot Noir
 Maroilles (France):A   semi-soft, washed rind made from cow’s milk.  Pungent, salty, with hints   of farmyard  Smooth, coating and creamy  Salty, creamy, pungent
  •  Gewurztraminer
 Mascarpone (Italy):   A soft, fresh made from cow’s milk.  Mild  Silky and creamy  Sweet cream with a light   kick
  •  Cognac
 Maytag Blue(America):   A semi-soft, blue made from cow’s milk.  Sharp  Creamy  Piquant, tangy, sharp
  • Port
  • Zinfandel
 Midnight Moon(America):A   wax-coated Gouda made from goat’s milk.  Clean and nutty  Very creamy  Nuts, fresh butter, bright   citrus, followed by tang
  • Pinot Noir
  • Oloroso sherry
 Mimolette (France):A   natural rind made from cow’s milk.  Very subtle aromas  Almost dry, slightly granular  Salt, sharpness, and hints   of bold cream and fruit
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
 Mobay (America):A   semi-soft, natural rind made from goat’s and sheep’s milk.  Light, nutty  Creamy  Tang, nuts,butter, light
  •  Merlot
 Montasio(Italy):A   semi-soft, soft ripened made from cow’s milk.  Mild and sweet  Light  Light tang with tones of   butterscotch
  •  Merlot
 Montbriac(France): A   soft, ash coated made from cow’s milk.  Mild, earthy  Light and creamy  Subtle and lightly flavorful   with cream, salt, and skight earthiness
  •  Pinot Blanc
 Monte Enebro(Spain):   A soft, bloomy ash rind made from goat’s milk.  Sharp, piquant, and tangy  Very smooth, light cream  Salty, tangy, and bright
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Sauternes
 Monteray Jack(America):   A semi-soft, pressed made from cow’s milk.  Mild  Slightly rubbery  Sweet, creamy, light
  • Sweet Chardonnay
 Montgomery’s Cheddar (England):   A semi-hard, bandage wrapped made from raw cow’s milk.  Full, musty, mushroomy  Crumbly, then creamy  Nutty, buttery, not terribly   sharp, full-flavored cheddar
  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Zinfandel
 Morbier( France): A   semi-soft, washed rind made from cow’s milk.  Light pungency and straw  Smooth, creamy, light  Light apricot and hint of   cashews, salty, and bright
  • Gewurztraminer
 Mozzarella di Bufala(Italy):   A soft, fresh made from water buffalo’s and/or cow’s milk.  Fresh, slightly slaty from   brine  Very creamy, light  Light and creamy
  •  Cognac
 Mozzarella, Fresh(Various   countries): A soft, fresh made from cow’s milk.  Fresh, slightly salty from   brine  Very creamy, light  Light and creamy
  •  Cognac
 Mt. Tam(America):A   soft, bloomy rind made from cow’s milk.  Heady, mushroom,grass  Very creamy  Rich mushroom, butter, and   cream
  • Champagne
  • Gewurztraminer
 Muenster, Alsace(France):A   soft, washed rind made from cow’s milk.  Lightly pungent and salty  Very creamy and smooth  Fruit, nuts, salt, and cream   with a hint of pungency
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Oloroso sherry
 Myzithra(Greece):A   hard, pressed whey curd made from sheep’s milk.  Mild, salty  Dry, crumbly  Salty, bright
  • Sauvignon Blanc