At Weathervane Winery, we believe that there are no hard rules for pairing wines with cheese, just guidelines. The final choice comes from your personal preference. The guidelines we lay out may help you to select a cheese with your fine wine, but we encourage you to experiment and enjoy!
Whether you’re hosting a party or looking to enjoy a bit of wine and cheese in the comfort of your home, our staff has expertly paired our wines with delicious cheeses. Try out these pairings:
Evening Breeze with Gouda
Gouda is a traditional, creamy, hard cheese. It is round with very smooth, yellow, waxed rind. The flavor is sweet and fruity. As time passes, the taste intensifies and becomes more complex. Mature Gouda (18 months plus) is coated in black wax, which provides a stark contrast to the deep yellow interior. Gouda is considered to be one of the world's great cheeses. It is both a table cheese and a dessert cheese, excellent with fruit and wine. Gouda is now made globally in a style similar to the creation of Edam.
Temperature Rising with Provolone
Provolone is today a whole-milk cow cheese with a smooth skin produced mainly in Northern Italy. Provolone is a semi-hard cheese with taste varying greatly from Provolone Piccante (piquant), aged minimum 4 months and with a very sharp taste, to Provolone Dolce (sweet) with a very mild taste.
Visitors often ask us which cheeses pair best with the wines we feature at our winery. We make the following suggestions: