Michael Crownover from Django, a Des Moines restaurant, showed some tasty ways to pair wine and cheese with your holiday guests.
One combination is a goat cheese with a classic chardonnay. Crownover recommended the Capricho de cabra Spanish goat milk’s cheese with a Pedroncelli Napa Valley chardonnay. The two together help add a crisp flavor and enhance the cheese.
Another combination is a bleu cheese with a Syrah or Shiraz wine. Crownover recommended the Gorgonzola Dolce cheese with a Cotes du Rhone wine, adding a fruity quality to the creamy cheese.
A classic and local combination is a white cheddar to a zinfandel. Mountain Creamery makes a great white cheddar that goes great with any zinfandel wine.
For information, visit the Django website here.