Wine About It! – Premium Wine & Cheese Pairings with Castello Cheese

Wine and food always seems to flow at family holiday parties just like interesting conversation!

Friends and family crave to be near the ones they love and tell them about all the memories they’ve made this year as well the goals they plan to set for the next.

It can seem overwhelming and difficult to stand out at holiday parties, because everyone wants to communicate and be merry. Not to mention, the wine keeps them chatty. But, there are ways to show your family and friends that you haven’t just grown older, you’ve also matured your taste profile!

You’re probably thinking, how?! With wine & cheese pairing, of course!

Whether you’re hosting your own or you’re a guest at a holiday party, it’s important to understand the food and drink in front of you and how they pair together. If you don’t take into consideration taste profiles, you may end up missing out on a cheese or wine you would likely enjoy with the right pairing! It’s simple science, really.

Wine and cheese have been soul mates since the beginning of time, so pairing them together is only natural. Check out these bold wines that pair perfectly and bring out the great flavours in a variety of premium Castello Cheeses.

Since 1893, Castello Cheese has been creatively crafting a variety of cheeses with a balance of innovation and tradition. They use great attention to detail and only natural ingredients in the making of all their cheeses! Let’s see what Castello and their intriguing variety of cheese flavours pair best with when it comes to wine.

The Blues

Castello Traditional Danish Blue
Pairs with: Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc

Castello Traditional Danish Blue has a fine and nutty aroma with a hint of soft, crumbly bitterness and tang. Wines with a thick body and a bit of sweetness such as Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc pair perfectly with a pungent and creamy blue cheese. It will balance out any overpowering flavours and bring out the best in both the wine and cheese!

Butter Me Up

Castello Brie
Pairs with: Chardonnay or Pinot Noir

Castello Brie is the classic Danish brie we all crave and love during the holiday season. With a velvety, creamy texture, this is a must for any holiday cheese board! Wines that fall under Chardonnays pair incredibly with bries because of their buttery, full bodied taste profiles. The fruit and nut flavours inside of a Chardonnay palette make this wine variety the ideal mate for a creamy brie. A medium bodied red such as a Pinot Noir is the matching red for this cheese. With mild forest and nutty flavours, Pinot Noir will embody and expand on the subtle creamy flavours of a soft and melty cheese!

"Wine and cheese have been soul mates since the beginning of time, so pairing them together is only natural."

Tickle My Taste Buds

Castello Cracked Black Pepper Cheddar
Pairs with: Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon

Castello Cracked Black Pepper Cheddar is a matured cheddar with notes of cracked pepper and a unique sharp and sweet flavour. The taste of a full bodied, chocolatey Malbec or an aged Cabernet Sauvignon full of deep tannins brings out the best in Castello’s Cracked Black Pepper Cheddar by highlighting the sweet notes within the cheese and bringing out the deeper spicy flavours.

Havarti Party

Castello Aged Havarti
Pairs with: Beaujolais or Merlot

Castello Aged Havarti is an authentic Danish recipe that has dated back to 1952! This traditional Havarti is matured for 12 months to create a creamy but crumbly texture that has rich and buttery notes. Traditional wines such as a Beaujolais or Merlot bring a beautiful, fruity palette to the tangy notes of the cheese, balancing the fruit and tangy flavours for an explosion of taste that will make your mouth water.

To find out more about Castello and their intriguing variety of cheese flavours go to Your dream cheeseboard awaits!

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Castello Cheese, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Castello Cheese.