In France, we have a strong tradition of opening red wine bottles with cheese. But have you ever tried whites instead? You definitely should. To convince you, we have prepared a list of 3 whites, paired with 3 cheeses. Just try! You will never regret it.
Famous locations as Sancerre, Pouilly-fumé, or Menetou-Salon in the Loire valley, produce dry sauvignon blanc wines that usually have a nice and refreshing acidity. The acidity will make you salivate and will balance the dryness of the local goat cheese. A simple and friendly local wine and cheese pairing!
Another delicious local pairing we recommend is having some comté cheese with a glass of a Côtes-du-Jura wine made with the savagnin grape (Jura is a mountainous region, north of the French Alps). This wine is oxydated during its process of elaboration, bringing nutty flavors that match very well this type of cheese. So yummy!
We love the strong and salty taste of a blue cheese, like Roquefort, with the sweetness and fruity Pacherenc or Jurançon wine, made in the South-west region with the “petit manseng” grape.
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