Challenge 3 of the wine blog challenge – Ceci the Sipper’s blog who created the challenge…

Awhile back, I had a wine and cheese pairing party, and it was a great hit.  It was surprisingly easy to do.  There are so many cheeses, and several specialty markets here in Dallas, TX (Market Street, Whole Foods Market, and Central Market, plus I’m sure many more.)  They carry all types of cheeses including artisanal cheeses.

Here were my pairings going from light bodied wines to heavy bodied wines:

Swiss/Gewuztraminer, Monterry Jack/Riesling, Chevre/Colby with Champagne (actually I pair Champagne with ANY cheese, even blue cheese which should be paired with a Port), Brie/Beaujolais (how can you NOT have Brie at a cheese party), Havarti/Rioja, and Strong Cheddar/Cabernet.  See, nothing too hard to find!  And I did it with 3 whites and 3 reds, so everyone could enjoy, regardless their taste preferences.  You preferably want to pair a lighter tasting cheese with a lighter bodied wine.

Well, that’s it for now – enjoy!