Cheese and wine

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Our recommendations for double the fun:
eight types of cheese and the best wines to accompany them.

The cheese clock with selected cheese types from light to intense is also, in fact, a wine clock. For the question of which wine to drink with which cheese always arises. We have put together our recommendations for the ideal cheese and wine combination. With these suggestions, you will always be on the right track:

Cream cheeses

For cream cheeses, we recommend young, fruity white wines from the Loire Valley (Vouvray, Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé). Alternatively, a German Silvaner or a Sauvignon Blanc would make the perfect accompaniment.

Soft cheeses

With soft cheeses, we prefer to drink a superb young, fresh, fruity Riesling with gentle residual sweetness. Alternatively, an elegant Grauburgunder (Pinot Grigio) is at its best when served with soft cheese. For the perfect red wine, try a Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) or a Trollinger.

Milder semi-hard cheeses

This is where low-acidity wines with a rich aroma and floral hints really come into their own. Scheurebe and Muskat Trollinger are just a few examples that offer the perfect combination.

Semi-hard cheeses

In this case, we would reach for a smooth, mature Frühburgunder or Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) from Germany or a powerful white wine of the Burgundy variety that feature fine, nutty aromas and inspire with ­their long end notes.

Semi-hard and mountain cheeses

Mountain cheeses require low-acidity, robust white wines with plenty of aroma and a dense, compact structure. We would particularly recommend wines from grape varieties with a bouquet, such as muscatel or Scheurebe. Strong mountain cheeses also go extremely well with a Bordeaux or Syrah.

Washed-rind cheeses

Washed-rind cheese call for a mellow residual sweetness from wines with character – a fruity Mosel Kabinett with depth and long resonance or a full-bodied red Burgundy or Gewürztraminer.

Hard cheeses

These call for expressive, mature white wines from the same region as the cheese. White burgundies, with their creamy, robust structure and delicate nutty ­aromas thanks to oak barrels, are inspirational.

Blue cheeses

To accompany blue cheeses, we recommend sweet white wines with expressive residual sweetness, such as a French Sauternes or a German Beerenauslese or Trockenbeerenauslese. Other really excellent combinations can be achieved with a Port or Banyuls!


We have an almost unlimited
selection of wines and cheeses:
more than 400 different cheeses
and 1,175 wines from 14 countries –
all from the best grape-growing areas
and from renowned vineyards.

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