Versatile and refreshing, white wines are a delightful complement to Ile de France cheeses
The best wine and cheese pairings feature a delightful balance of flavors and textures. While red wines often offer bolder flavors, they can dominate all but the most robust cheeses. With white wine, it's easier to achieve a delicious harmony - especially with our deliciously creamy French fromage! Plus, white wines are refreshing and taste great chilled during the warmer months ahead.
In general, white wines offer a sweet, citrus flavor that is crisp and zesty. These qualities make them delicious with salty, creamy cheeses. While the flavors are divine together, the textures are an even better match. White wines are invigoratingly acidic, and penetrate through the smooth cheeses to create a truly delicious sensation.
Cheese and White Wine Matching Guide
Riesling with hard cheeses like Fol Epi and Etorki
Flowery aromas and a high acidity level make Rieslings a great match for Etorki, a smooth cheese with a velvety texture that's rich with hazelnut, almost burnt caramel-esque flavors.
Sauvignon blanc with Ile de France Goat Cheese
French Sauvignon blanc wines, like Pouilly-Fume or Sancerre from the Loire Valley of France, deliver beautiful flavors when matched with Ile de France Goat cheese and its slightly salty, tangy profile. This pairing offers unparalleled freshness.
Sauternes with Ile de France Roquefort
Sweeter white wines pair best with blue cheeses. Sauternes with our creamy, bold Roquefort is a fantastic pair, as the drink enhances the cheese's saltiness and incredibly smooth profile.
Jura Whites Wine lle de France Normandy Camembert
This nutty, full-bodied wine is delicious with our creamy and soft-textured Camembert. The offers the wonderful flavor of traditional farmhouse French camembert, which really comes alive along side the zesty wine.