Picking out wine with cheese isn't really complicated, but picking out the perfect wine with your charcuterie board is where most people don't know which route to take.
But, things are about to get easier. We have the perfect wine and charcuterie pairing for you, to make your days a little bit more relaxed.
The one good thing about Pinot Noir is that it goes with almost every charcuterie spread. It's the pure, fruity flavor, the juicy acidity, and silk like tannins that make it the perfect companion.
Rustic red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel have bold tannins and a rustic taste pair with charcuterie with similar, smoky flavors.
Light wines pair best with light hams such as Serrano and Prosciutto. These meats have a sweet and salty balance; therefore they blend best with wines that are on the sweeter fruity side, with plenty of acidity. Think Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Moscato. A dry Riesling paired with a board of prosciutto will definitely make for a mouth-watering pairing.
Meat such as hot sopressata pair well with a glass of oaky Chardonnay. The wine balances the spice of the meat and creates a blend of flavor like none other.
If you are a vegan or vegetarian, the refreshing crispness of a Sauvignon Blanc makes it great with all sorts of roasted vegetables, and of course, bread too. (Okay, what doesn't pair with bread?)
If you're a seafood enthusiast, then you have a plethora of options to pick from. Pinot Grigio. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Moscato, and Merlot are the perfect pairing for fish of any kind.
So whether you're serving a spread of charcuterie, or enjoying one yourself, be sure to pick out the best wine you can get your hands on.