Summer Wine & Cheese Pairings

Looking for something to do this summer? We have an idea that works for girls night, date night, or even a casual night with friends… a wine and cheese pairing! Whether you’re looking for something to do outdoors or you want to beat the heat and do something inside– this idea works great either way!

Gather your friends, turn on the music, open the wine, and get your night started! But first, you have to take a trip to Caputo’s for everything you need! 

Local or imported, spreadable or chunks, goat cheese, or up for anything… we have options!

Here are 14 Wine & Cheese Pairings for you to try

Spreadable Cheeses: 

Fayette Raw Milk Spreads

All natural RAW milk cheddar cold pressed into a creamy spreadable -full flavor spread. Spreadable straight from the refrigerator! Aged over 100 days for full development of taste, texture, and benefits of raw milk cheddar. Sharp, creamy, and perfectly gritty cheddar with an excellent variety of flavors 

The Cheese: Fayette Raw Milk Spread- Tomato Basil 

The Cracker: Tresors Basil Waffle Crisp

Wine: Chianti or White Riesling

The taste of light fresh herbs paired with this decliosu spreadable cheese and flaky, crispy crackers. Pairing with a light wine to embrace all these delicious flavors!

The Cheese: Fayette Raw Milk Spread- Blue Cheese Cheddar 

The Cracker: Lahvosh rounds

Jam:Can Bech Black Grape Jam

Wine: Merlot or Sauvignon

Pine River Spreads

Wisconsin cheddar blended with an assortment of flavors- crowd pleasers for sure! They can also be heated to make a very flavorful Queso dip! Available in Sharp Cheddar, Smokey Bacon, Port Wine, Garlic and Herb and a spreadable Swiss!

The Cheese: Pine River Spreadable Swiss

The Cracker: Tresors Sea Salt Waffle Crisp

Jam:Can Bech Black Fig Jam

Wine: Zinfandel or Cabernet

The Cheese: Pine River Sharp Cheddar Spread

The Cracker: Tressors whole grain waffle crisp

Wine: Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio

Traditional Cheese

This new Pasture Pride brand of cheeses features organic items. Traditional Wisconsin cheeses HAND-MILKED by AMISH and delivered in chilled milk pails daily to the farm. 100% all natural and organic…..the traditional and old fashioned way! Available in Mild Cheddar, Colby Jack, Muenster, Pepper Jack and Sharp Cheddar. 

The Cheese: Pasture Pride Mild Cheddar

The Cracker: Cranberry Phyllo Crisp

Wine: Chardonnay or Beaujolais

The Cheese: Pasture Pride Muenster

The Cracker: Apricot Honey Phyllo Crisp

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc or Zinfandel

Ambrosi Italian cheese

Stemming from  Ambrosi Spa in the Castenedolo and Traversetolo regions of Italy, this  Iconic Italian Artisan Cheesemaker has been producing, importing and distributing authentic Italian cheeses since 1942. 

The Millennial Line was designed with a cheeseboard as the central theme. All of these products are Grass fed, and naturally Gluten Free. 

The Cheese: Ambrosi Parmigiano Reggiano

The Meat:  Golfera Finnocciola Salami

Wine: Chianti or Pinot Grigio

24 month Parmigiano Reggiano and a hand cut Parmigiano Reggiano as well. Known as the true King of Cheeses, this cheese is well known for grating, cooking, snacking and many more uses. It pairs well with any red wine or medium bodied beer and never met a salami they didn’t like . The salty nuttiness of this cheese is a must have staple for your fridge and mine!

The Cheese: Ambrosi Grana Padano

The Meat:  Golfera Classic Salami

Wine: SanGiovese or Sangria

Grana Padano- Parmigiano Reggiano’s little sister. This skimmed milk product is aged 16-20 months giving it a sweeter finish to balance out the nuttiness. This cheese pair well with any wine, a nice full bodied IPA and any type of dried fruit, fig or apricots. 

The Cheese: Ambrosi Asiago Pressato

The Meat:  Golfera Spicy Salami

The Jam: Can Bech Peach and Apricot

Wine: Zinfandel or Riesling

 The Asiago Pressato is a semi hard cheese, aged approximately 1 month.The buttery richness will shine through with all of these pairings.

Goat Cheese

The Cheese: LaClare Maple Bourbon Goat Cheese log

The Cracker: Tressors sea salt waffle crisp

Wine: Riesling or Beaujolais

Maple Bourbon goat cheese–This unique blend of Vermont maple syrup and bourbon make this a goat log favorite. Sweet and a little savory are quite the pairing!

The Cheese: LaClare Fig & Honey Goat Cheese log

The Cracker: Tressors poppy seed waffle crisp

Wine: Chardonnay or Merlot

Fig and Honey- Honey and sweet figs are blended together with a clean natural goat cheese to create this match made in heaven. 

From the UK

The Cheese: Belton Farms White Fox

The Cracker: Valley Lahvosh Heart Crackers

Jam: Can Bech Quince and Vanilla Jam

Wine: Cabernet or Chardonnay

Great Britain Cheesemakers- created this all natural, free range grass fed White Leicester cheese. Slightly more mild than its big brother the Red fox. White fox still has a sharp but subtle bite with the much sought after crunch of the calcium crystals that can only develop with proper aging.

The Cheese: Belton Farms Red Fox

The Cracker: Valley Lahvosh Heart Crackers

Jam: Snowdonia Pear or Cognac Spread

Wine: Riesling or Zinfandel

Great Britain Cheesemakers created this 16 month mature Red Leicester-handcrafted and unique with a blend of sweet and savory creaminess and an unexpected crunch from being aged to perfection! Red Fox Cheese is an aged Red Leicester with a cunningly unexpected crunch. It has a russet color and a wonderful rugged mouth-feel with a hint of ‘crunch’ which the cheese has developed through watchful maturation then leaves the palate with a lingering flavor and desire for more!

Happy tasting!

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