Pairing is caring: cheese and wine, perfectly matched

Wine_&_Cheese_Blog_1We love a cheese and wine sale here at Ocado. Every time we have one (currently 25% off a great selection), our wine buyer, Julian, is inundated with questions from staff asking for recommendations. What cheese should I eat with a sauvignon? Which wines go well with goat’s cheese?

This year, he’s only gone on holiday! But because he’s such a gent he emailed me his top tips to share with the team. So in true pay-it-forward style I’m sharing them with you.

Julian’s top wine and cheese pairings

 Sauvignon blanc and soft cheese

Goat’s, brie, camembert and other soft cheeses work perfectly with lightly aromatic dry white wines, especially sauvignon blanc, as the combination enhances both cheese and wine, making the wine slightly sweeter and the cheese rich. That’s a win-win!

Top picks: Capricorn English Goat’s Cheese and The Ned Sauvignon Blanc

Sauterne and blue

Dulong Reserve Sauterne (50cl bottle only £8.99, really great value) and Danish blue and smelly stiltons – and maybe a film. For me this is the ultimate end to Easter Sunday.

Top picks: Blue d’Affinois Waitrose and Dulong Reserve Sauterne

After-dinner red and hard cheese

Hard cheese softens red wine, giving it more appeal and making it perfect for finishing a meal. It also brings out the flavour in strong cheddars.

Top pick: Tickler Extra Mature Cheddar and DGS Shiraz

I hope Julian’s tips gave you some wine and cheese pairing inspiration I know I’ve added a few choice bottles and cheeses to my order this week!

You can check out the full wine and cheese sale right here:

Have a lovely Easter,


Marketing Executive

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