There is nothing better than a wine and cheese party for those cool summer nights. Whether you’re heading to a picnic or hosting a party, we’ve got some of our favorite summer wine and cheese pairings to help you build the perfect cheese plate.

We recommend fresh, flavorful cheeses that are not too intense.  This way, you can still enjoy full flavored cheese that complement summer’s fruity, refreshing flavors.


summer wine and cheese pairings

Sauvignon Blanc + Gruyere:

The crisp, high-acidity of Sauvignon Blanc makes it the perfect food-pairing wine. Rich, nutty flavors of gruyere pair well with Sauvignon Blanc’s bright and zesty flavor profile.

Champagne + Brie:

The bubbly acidity of champagne makes it the perfect palate cleanser. Champagne pairs well with rich, creamy cheeses. The drink acidic quality helps cut through the fat while also bringing out the crisp, layered flavors of the champagne.

Rosé + Camembert:

Rosé’s bright and vibrant nature pairs well with a variety of cheeses. Although, we’d suggest staying away from pairing with anything too funky to avoid overpowering the wine. Camembert is a naturally buttery, cow’s milk cheese with lots of nutty, earthy flavors. These notes are complimented by mineral-driven rosés.

Looking for more summer wines? Here are two of our favorite bottles of bubbly for summer entertaining.