Wine and cheese is a match made in heaven. Ronald Wu, shop manager of GDV Fine Wines, has highlighted some perfect pairings.
1. WHITE WINE
RECOMMENDED VINTAGE: Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet 2013
CHEESE PAIRING: Chaource
WHY: The soft and silky texture and the rich flavour of this cheese goes well with a mild, sourflavoured white wine.
RECOMMENDED VINTAGE: Maserati Prosecco DOC Extra Dry-Pure Gold Excellence NV
CHEESE PAIRING: Mascarpone
WHY: The fizzy texture of the Champagne creates a nice contrast with the smooth texture and milky taste of the cheese.
3. RED WINE
RECOMMENDED VINTAGE: Tortochot Morey St Denis 2011
CHEESE PAIRING: Camembert de Normandie
WHY: Camembert’s soft and silky texture is full of flavour which will go great with this classy red wine.
4. DESSERT WINE
RECOMMENDED VINTAGE: Guiraud 2001
CHEESE PAIRING: Stilton
WHY: Pair the salty Stilton with Trockenbeerenauslese (noble rot) so that a hint of sweetness from the cheese can be brought out.
As told to Joanne Lam
Styling: Joanne Lam & Chow Kwok-Wang