Bright and zesty, fruity and sweet or toasty and mature, these spring wine and cheese pairings will please any palate! Try them one by one, or pick up an assortment of cheeses, wines and accompaniments to make yourself a well-rounded cheeseboard. Enjoy as an easy way to entertain, celebrate spring or even just wind down for the evening.
Honig Sauvignon Blanc + Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog: With zesty acidity and notes of grapefruit and lemon, this sustainably farmed wine pairs perfectly with the creamy texture and gentle hint of earthiness in this ash-ripened goat cheese. For extra indulgence, top this rich and tangy chèvre with a drizzle of honey.
Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel + Beemster Paradiso Reserve Gouda: Made with dry-farmed grapes planted more than 100 years ago, this wine has stunning concentration, ripe fruit flavors, soft tannins and a hint of black pepper spice. Enjoy with the nutty and sweet, caramelized notes of this classic aged gouda and creamy milk chocolate.
Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé + Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam: This dry rosé strikes a beautiful balance of fruit, acidity and sweetness, with delicate bubbles that carry notes of red fruits over the palate. Pair with fresh berries and Mt. Tam, a local triple crème that is buttery, creamy and elegant.
Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon + Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar: Grown in a warm pocket of Sonoma County, this wine is bursting with ripe fruit flavors and well-integrated tannins, making it an ideal match for mature cheddar. Earthy and slightly smoky with a finish of toasted nuts, this sharp cheddar also goes well with crisp apples and dried fruits.
Pro tip: For the best flavor, take soft cheeses out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving and allow hard cheeses 1 hour.