Wine and cheese pairings are a staple of French cuisine and culture. When it comes to finding the perfect pairing, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are 5 French cheeses and wines from around the world that are sure to delight your taste buds.

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Camembert and Chardonnay

Camembert is a soft cheese with a creamy texture that pairs perfectly with Chardonnay. The buttery notes of the cheese complement the full-bodied flavour of the wine. Look for a Chardonnay with a touch of oak aging for the best pairing.

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Roquefort and Sauternes

Roquefort is a tangy blue cheese that pairs well with sweet Sauternes wine. The sweetness of the wine balances the pungent flavour of the cheese. Look for a Sauternes from the Bordeaux region of France or a sweet Riesling for the best pairings.

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Brie and Pinot Noir

Brie is a creamy cheese that pairs well with light-bodied Pinot Noir. The fruity notes of the wine complement the buttery flavour of the cheese. Look for a Pinot Noir from the Burgundy region of France or New Zealand for the best pairings.

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Want to take your cheese and wine pairing knowledge to the next level?

We highly recommend checking out The Cheese Room book, which offers an in-depth guide to different types of cheese and how to pair them with the perfect wines. With stunning photography and expert tips, it’s a must-read for any cheese and wine lover.

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Comté and Beaujolais

Comté is a nutty cheese that pairs well with fruity Beaujolais wine. The earthy flavour of the cheese complements the subtle fruit notes of the wine. Look for a Gamay from the Beaujolais region of France for the best pairing.

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Reblochon and Syrah

Reblochon is a semi-soft cheese with a nutty flavour that pairs well with medium-bodied Syrah wine. The smoky notes of the wine balance the creamy texture of the cheese. Look for a Syrah from the Rhône Valley region of France or Shiraz from New World countries like South Africa or Australia for the best pairings.

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