Oct 10 , 2019
Why you should pair white wine with cheese instead of red
We've long thought of red wine as the best partner for cheese, but one expert says white wine is actually the better choice for enhancing flavours such as brie and camembert.
According to Lidl's Master of Wine, Richard Bampfield, the case for matching white wines with cheeses is backed by cheese producers themselves.
"Although many think that it's red wine that goes hand in hand with cheese, cheese producers themselves, particularly in France, often see white wine as the better accompaniment - especially for the creamier variants such as brie and camembert," he said.
"This is because dry white wines tend to have that extra twist of zest and freshness which cuts through the creaminess of the cheese. And indeed sweeter white wines are often the perfect foil to the saltiness found in many blue cheeses.”