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Cheese and Wine Pairing 101

If you’re looking for a wine to pair with your aged Manchego and smoked Gouda cheeseboard, you’re in the wrong place. Here’s the cheese and wine pairing guide for what you’re really craving:

Cheese and Wine Pairing 101:

  1. Mac & Cheese (Shapes or Characters) with Rich & Buttery Chardonnay

We won’t participate in the great mac & cheese noodle shape debate (because clearly we’ve just given our preference), but Chardonnay is quite possibly the perfect pairing for this cheesy, noodle-y perfection. Rich & Buttery Chardonnay will help amplify the creamy goodness of your bowl of deliciousness.

Franzia Rich & Buttery Chardonnay wine and cheese pairing with Mac & Cheese

  1. Cheese Puffs with Fruity Red Sangria

Want our late night go-to snack recommendation? Cheese puffs and Fruity Red Sangria. If you have yet to enjoy this dynamic duo, we highly recommend that you give it a try. Best enjoyed shortly after midnight with your favorite TV show or an epic, super competitive board game.

  1. Spray Cheese with Crisp White

Spray cheese and Crisp White go together like PB&J or milk & cookies…Don’t believe us? Grab a cracker, swirl on some spray cheese, and sip on some Crisp White. If you’re feeling extra bougie, top your cheese with half a sprig of rosemary.

  1. Grilled Cheese with Dark Red Blend

Your butter-fried, American cheese-filled, mouth-wateringly tasty sandwich deserves a big glass of Dark Red Blend. There’s a hint of pepper to match the salt; big, juicy fruit flavors to match the rich, cheesy goodness; and hints of vanilla and spice to match the toasted crunchiness. Match made in heaven? We think so.

Grilled Cheese and Wine Pairing with Franzia Dark Red Blend

  1. Nacho Cheese with Cabernet Sauvignon

Particularly delicious if you’re pairing with a complete plate of beef nachos, but if you’re just indulging in the cheese, you’re still very well off with a glass of Franzia Cabernet. The semi-dry style of the wine helps cut through the rich flavor (and texture) of the cheese.

  1. Mozzarella Sticks with Chillable Red

Wash down your mozzarella sticks with a glass of Chillable Red. The medium body of the wine complements the creamy mozzarella, while the chill of the wine softens the spice of the breaded outside.

Mozzarella sticks pairing with Franzia Chillable Red