Pinot Noir is a red wine that is typically light to medium-bodied. It can have fruity notes of berries and cherries and earthier notes with hints of of herbs and spices.
Sheep's milk cheeses often pair especially well with Pinot Noir, but they're not the only ones. All in all, Pinot Noir tends to be a fairly versatile wine with cheese. The exceptions can sometimes be strong, stinky cheeses and fresh goat cheeses, which overwhelm this delicate grape. Try some of the suggestions below to get started, then continue to experiment to find your favorite Pinot Noir and cheese pairings.
Although it's made with cows' millk, Comte has the same sweet, nutty character that makes so many sheeps' milk cheeses pair well with Pinot Noir. Aged versions of Comté that have a stronger, sharper flavor might overwhelm some Pinots, but this French cheese is often just the thing with a glass of Pinot Noir.