On a warm sunny day there are few wines more refreshing than a bottle of rosé.
It's perfect with almost any type of meal: brunch, picnics, appetizers, BBQs, and even fancy dinner parties. When serving rosé with cheese, look for cheese that will pair well with the bracing acidity and subtle berry flavors that are typical of a dry rosé.
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Selles-sur-Cher French Goat cheese, photo by Jennifer Meier
Goat cheese has a tangy flavor that pairs well with wines that are bright and pleasantly acidic. Soft goat cheese pairs best with rosé, but you can also experiment with aged varieties.
Woodcock Farm Cheese Co. Feta, photo by Jennifer Meier
Tangy, salty Feta is a nice match with the zippy acidity in rosé. Serve the feta alone or paired with olives and hummus for an appetizer. For a light dinner, pair rosé with Feta and Hummus Pizza.
Italian Cheese Rocchetta, Photo by Jennifer Meier
This creamy, rich Italian cheese has a blend of three milks - goat, sheep and cow - but it's the flavor of the goat's milk that really comes through. Pair Rocchetta with a rosé that has nice rich fruit - perhaps one from California.
Appenzeller cheese, Photo by Jennifer Meier
This Swiss cheese has a dense and creamy texture and intense flavor from the blend of herbs, spices and alcohol rubbed on its rind as it ages. It is the slight herbal character of this cheese that can pair so well with rosé, especially if the wine has a little bit of spiciness.
Mahon cheese, photo by Jennifer Meier
The flavor of this Spanish cow's milk cheese evokes the grassy Mediterranean hillsides and salty sea-kissed air on the island of Menorca where Mahon is made. It has a slightly sharp bite and creamy texture. Serve Mahon with a side of salami and a well-chilled Spanish rosé.