The classic pairing of wine and cheese can be as simple or as sophisticated as you make it out to be. Just as I stated in my article, “Food and Wine Pairings, what wine goes with what food” the matching of food and wine is to harmonize and enhance the flavors of both the food and wine, it is the exact same premise with wine and cheese. As with any pairing the first rule of thumb is to eat and drink what you like, no matter what the said “rules” are; and again, there are no “rules”, just guidelines, and suggestions to enhance your pairing experience.
Wine and Cheese pairing is a match made in heaven, you’ve got flavors and textures that run as wild as can be, and on the flip side, you’ve got those same flavors and textures that run mellow and tame. I’ve created a series of wine & cheese pairing breakout articles (from the original) where I’ve focused on one wine matched with various cheeses. Some of the wines and cheeses will be familiar to you, and others break you out of what is common and proverbial. The suggestions are just that, suggestions, the pairings will work for some and not others. The parings will get you thinking; they will open doors and take you on a journey you otherwise may not have embarked on.
Albariño is a crisp, dry white wine. Albariño is a food friendly wine from Rías Baixas, a sub region of Galicia in Spain; a coastal region which attributes much to the flavor profile of Albariño making it a perfect match for shellfish and tangy cheeses.
Cheese that pairs well with Albariño Wine:
Ibores – firm, tangy goat’s milk cheese from Spain
Mahon – sharp, cow’s milk cheese from Spain
Goat Cheese - A tangy cheese made from the milk of goats
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