Battle of the Reds
Honey Bzzz Chèvre is a very unique cheese. Its smooth, creamy, and slightly sweet, yet tangy flavor lends itself to be paired with an array of red wines. We have narrowed it down to three perfect matches, let your instincts and taste buds pick the top choice!
Pinot Noir “Pee-no Nwar”
Pinot Noir is a dry light bodied red wine that has an aroma of strawberry and cherry in lighter wines and black cherries in weightier wines. Honey Bzzz is a perfect compliment to this wine option because of its soft, smooth gouda texture which plays well with the mild tartness of Pinot Noir. The sweet honey flavor from this cheese also boosts the fruity notes in the wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon “Cab-er-nay Saw-vin-yawn”
Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of red wine grape varieties. There are three styles that it comes in, we suggest finding one that is in the intense fruit and ripe category. In this style of Cabernet Sauvignon, fruity notes are at the forefront. Its fruity flavor profile ranges from raspberry, plum, and even blackberry… all of which match perfectly against a young aged gouda cheese with a slight touch of sweetness.
Merlot wine is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, the difference is that Merlot is lighter, and smoother in taste with more cherry flavors. We suggest purchasing a wine where the grapes were grown in a hot climate: California, Australia, or Argentina. This ensures that the grapes used will produce a more fruit-forward wine, an excellent choice for Honey Bzzz Chèvre!