Enjoy these quick tips when pairing Zinfandel with food!
With styles of Zinfandel and so many varieties of cheese available, wine and cheese combinations are endless. Here are some recommendations when pairing cheese with Zin. Have fun experimenting!
Balance the flavors of the wine and cheese. Pair a lighter Zinfandel with milder cheeses, and complement a full-bodied Zinfandel with stronger cheeses.
Some of our favorites to enjoy with Zin:
- Aged Cheddar
- Aged Gouda
- Dry Jack
Enjoy lighter Zins with milder cheeses.
- Mild Cheddar
A big Zin is best with a robust, flavorful cheese.
- Aged Gruyere
- Ossau Iraty
- Le Moulis
Try spicy Zins with cheses with smoky or sharp flavors.
- Smoked Gouda
- Smoked Swiss
- Smoked Cheddar
Treat a port-like Zin like a dessert wine when selecting cheese pairings.
- Montgomery Cheddar