What cheese goes with Cabernet Sauvignon? Here are our favorites:
- Cheddar. The complex flavor of cheddar pairs well with the long finish of a cabernet.
- Gorgonzola. While most blue cheeses may bring out bitter notes in a cabernet, the mild, buttery flavor of gorgonzola can complement its fruit notes.
- Aged gouda. The nutty flavors in this cow's milk cheese bring out the berry notes in young and older cabernets, while the tannins from the wine bind to the fat and protein in the cheese, cleansing the palate.
- Gruyere. This alpine-style cheese is slightly salty, nutty, and creamy when young. As it ages, it becomes more earthy and complex, making it a worthy partner in a Cabernet Sauvignon pairing.