Wine & Cheese Pairings

Cheese and wine has always been a delicious match, and while a classic, this one isn't going away.

The subtle tang of a young goat cheese is great with crisp white wines, and when mature... our soft-ripened cheeses can stand up to full bodied reds and even port. To find a "pairing", taste for combinations that highlight the best qualities of both the wine and cheese. The most important thing to remember is, if you like a pairing... it's a good one.

 

Wine & Cheese Pairing Tool

Do you have a specific Cypress Grove cheese you would like to pair, or perhaps you already have your wine chosen and need a cheese tip? Select a down menu below to receive a fitting pairing straight from the Grovers!

Select Cheese

Humboldt Fog® Grande

Young

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine

Ripe

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sweet Sherry
  • Vouvray
  • Rosé

Mature

  • Zinfandel
  • Pinot Noir

PsycheDillic®

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sancerre

Sgt. Pepper®

  • Pinot Noir

Humboldt Fog® Mini

Young

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine

Ripe

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sweet Sherry
  • Vouvray
  • Rosé

Mature

  • Zinfandel
  • Pinot Noir

Truffle Tremor®

Young

  • Riesling
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Moscato

Ripe

  • Zinfandel
  • Pinot Noir

Mature

  • Zinfandel
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sweet Sherry
  • Port
  • Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine

Lamb Chopper®

  • Unoaked Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vouvray

Ms. Natural®

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sancerre
  • Prosseco

Midnight Moon®

  • Zinfandel
  • Syrah
  • Sweet Sherry
  • Ice Wine

Bermuda Triangle®

Young

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine

Ripe

  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé

Mature

  • Zinfandel
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rosé

Herbs de Humboldt®

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio

Purple Haze®

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling

Chevre Log

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sancerre
  • Prosseco

Fromage Blanc

  • Ice Wine
  • Prosseco
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Hosting a Pairing Party?

If you plan to host a pairing party, we recommend choosing 3-5 cheeses (maximum) to taste with a small number of wine selections. Here’re a few tips on how to get started:

  • Start by allowing the cheese to reach room temperature. Nothing kills the flavor of a fine goat milk cheese like pulling it straight from the refrigerator.
  • Now, smell the cheese and then the wine.
  • Take a bite of the cheese and before swallowing it, take a sip of wine, and allow the two to marry in your mouth.
  • Swallow and breath deeply through your nose. Ask yourself, "Are they better together?" If not, throw the bottle out the window. Kidding... just making sure you are reading this.
  • If you like, take notes after each pairing so that you remember the differences during your tasting. We've created a fun placemat and pairing guide to use, or you can create your own.

Wine and cheese pairings, while subjective, can be fun to share with family and friends. Encourage guests to find descriptive words to identify what they are tasting, and above all, don’t take things too seriously. We like to have fun here at Cypress Grove.

Use the tools below to match a cheese with a specific wine type, or download and print a Cypress Grove Chevre pairing placemat.

 

Wine & Cheese Pairing Placemat

Print copies of this wine and cheese pairing placemat (PDF)  for your guests.

 

Wine Partners

We're always looking for fitting winery and restaurant partners. Contact us if you would like to host a Cypress Grove Chevre wine pairing party with customized materials. We'll be in touch to learn more about your event!