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Cheese Pairings

Great Wisconsin cheese tastes even better when enjoyed with the prefect wine, beer, spirits and food. From apples to zinfandel, we've compiled the top picks to pair with your favorite cheeses.

To get started, click the first letter of the cheese you'd like to pair, and we'll recommend complementary wine, beer, spirits and food.

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Cheese Wine Beer Spirits Food

Baby Swiss
Champagne, Gruner Veltliner, White Zinfandel, Chardonnay Lager, Stout, Weiss Beer Apples, Dried Fruit, Vegetables, Beef, Grapes, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Nuts, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Blue Cheese
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chianti, Ice Wines, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Syrah/Shiraz Belgian Ale, Ciders & Fruit Beers, Porter, Stout, Weiss Bee Madeira, Port, Tequila Anejo, Tequila Resposado Apples, Beef, Butter Crackers, Chutney, Dried Fruits, Fig Jam, Grapes, Honey, Nuts, Pears, Pitas or Tortillas, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Brick
Beaujolais, Champagne, Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Belgian Ale, Bock, Brown Ale, Lager, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Weiss Beer Apples, Butter Crackers, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Nuts, Pears, Pork, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Brie
Beaujolais, Champagne, Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah/Shiraz Ciders & Fruit Beers, Pale Ale Madeira, Port Apples, Butter Crackers, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Chutney, Dried Fruits, Fig Jam, Grapes, Nuts, Pears, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Butterkase
Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsner Brandy Apples, Butter Crackers, Grapes, Pears, Pitas or Tortillas, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Cheddar
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chianti, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sake-medium dry, Sauvignon Blanc, Sherry-oloroso, Syrah/Shiraz Belgian Ale, Bock, Brown Ale, Ciders & Fruit Beers, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Weiss Beer Bourbon, Brandy, Cognac, Dark Rum, Light Rum, Madeira, Port, Rye Whiskey, Scotch Apples, Beef, Butter Crackers, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Nuts, Pears,Pitas or Tortillas, Pork, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Colby
Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne, Chianti, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling Brown Ale, Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsner Rye Whiskey, Tequila Resposado Apples, Beef, Butter Crackers, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Nuts, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Emmentaler
Chardonnay, Gruner Venltliner, Ice Wines, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Syrah/Shiraz Bock, Lager, Pale Ale, Stout, Weiss Beer Apples, Beef, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Nuts, Pears, Pork, Vegetables, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Farmer's Cheese
Champagne

Fontina
Beaujolais, Chardonnay, Chianti, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah/Shiraz Bock, Pilsner Apples, Beef, Butter Crackers, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Grapes, Nuts, Pears, Pork, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Gouda
Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne, Chardonnay, Chianti, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sake-medium dry, Sauvignon Blanc, Sherry-fino, Sherry-oloroso, Syrah/Shiraz Bock, Brown Ale, Lager, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout Bourbon, Brandy, Cognac, Dark Rum, Rye Whiskey, Scotch Apples, Beef, Butter Crackers,Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Grapes, Nuts, Pears, Pork, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

GranQueso
Cabernet Sauvignon, Gruner Veltliner Lager, Pale Ale Madeira, Port, Scotch, Tequila Anejo, Tequila Resposado Beef, Butter Crackers, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Nuts, Pears, Pork, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Havarti
Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Pilsner, Stout, Weiss Beer Apples, Butter Crackers, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Grapes, Nuts, Pears, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Limburger
Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gruner Veltliner, Merlot, Red Zinfandel Belgain ale, Bock, Brown Ale, Lager, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout Butter Crackers, Pears, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Manteche
Chardonnay Ciders & Fruit Beers, Lager, Stout Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Muenster
Beaujolais, Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Zinfandel, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Belgian Ale, Brown Ale, Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Porter, Stout Apples, Beef, Butter Crackers, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Grapes, Nuts, Pears, Pitas or Tortillas, Pork, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Provolone
Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chianti, Merlot, Syrah/Shiraz Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Porter, Stout Butter Crackers, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Nuts, Olives, Pears, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Shepard's Blend™
Beaujolais, Chianti, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz Ciders & Fruit Beers, Pale Ale, Porter, Weiss Beer Butter Crackers, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Pears, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

Swiss
Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Ice Wines, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Bock, Lager, Pale Ale, Weiss Beer Apples, Beef, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Fig Jam, Grapes, Honey, Nuts, Olives, Pears, Pork, Vegetables, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

True Bleu Cheddar
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chianti Ciders & Fruit Beers, Porter Apples, Butter Crackers, Poultry (Chicken/Turkey), Dried Fruits, Fig Jam, Grapes, Honey, Nuts, Pears, Pork, Vegetables, Water Crackers, Whole Grain or Wheat Breads or Crackers

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