Hammondsport Landscape Painting

Wine & Cheese

When properly combined, cheese and wine can enhance each other’s flavor, texture, and aroma.

Soft and creamy cheeses leave a layer of fat on the palate that interferes with the flavor of red wines, rendering them a bit monotonous and bland. In order to avoid flattening the taste of red wines, combine them with hard cheeses and milder flavors. White wines, on the other hand, tend to taste better with soft cheeses and stronger flavors.

Very sweet dessert wines are the most accepting of all wines and complement the full range of cheeses. In fact, sparkling wines like the Blanc de Blanc have the ability to break up the fat layer that adheres itself to your palate and are recommended for the more pungent and moldy cheeses like Blue Cheese.

To help get you started on your sensory exploration, below you will find a list of our premium wines and their recommended cheese pairings.

Riesling New York Premium Selection

Riesling

New York Premium Selection

Cheese Pairing

  • Emmentaler
  • Gruyére
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Chevre
  • Humboldt Fog
  • Blue Brie
Dry Riesling New York Premium Selection

Dry Riesling

New York Premium Selection

Cheese Pairing

  • Emmentaler
  • Feta
  • Chevre
  • Jarlsberg
  • Camembert
  • Cabecou Feuille

Merlot

New York Premium Selection

Cheese Pairing

  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Asiago
  • Provolone
  • Gouda
  • Harvarti
  • Muenster
  • Smoked Cheddar
  • Pecorino Toscano
Cabernet Sauvignon New York Premium Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

New York Premium Selection

Cheese Pairing

  • Swiss Gruyere
  • Taleggio
  • Aged Gouda
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Danish Blue
  • Camembert
Chardonnay New York Premium Selection

Chardonnay

New York Premium Selection

Cheese Pairing

  • Mild Cheddar
  • Greyere
  • Provolone
  • Bucheron
  • Brie
  • Dry Jack
Pinot Noir New York Premium Selection

Pinot Noir

New York Premium Selection

Cheese Pairing

  • Ricotta
  • Light Cheddar
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • French Chevre
  • Comte
  • Fumaison