National Wine and Cheese Day with a Local Expert

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ZANESVILLE, OH – Today is National Wine and Cheese day and Parker Alfman at the Winerak Market talked about how to pair cheese with wine. 

Alfman described the three categories of cheeses; first there is the younger and creamier cheeses like mozzarella and havarti. Alfman said these types of cheeses pair well with fruit forward wines like an unoaked chardonnay or a pinot noir if you’d like a red wine. 

The second category of cheese is the aged cheese; Alfman recommends pairing an aged cheddar with a bolder aged wine like a cabernet or tempranillo.

The final category are the salty cheeses; blue cheese and goat cheese pair well with a sweet wine like sparkling or champagne. 

“Taste is subjective.” Alfman said. “It all comes down to what you like and what you want to drink.” 

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