Stamper Cheese Company

The holidays are coming up. Parties, family gatherings, cheese plates, wine, fruit. But what cheese with what wine? What about cheese and beer?  Here, we've compiled a simple wine and beer pairing guide. Not every cheese is included here. However, ALL CHEESES pictured on the "Cheese" page have descriptions with specific food pairings.

Not confident in this whole pairing thing? Hey, fake it 'til you make it. These are just a handful of surefire wine and beer combinations that can do the work of entertaining. If you want to impress your guests, get some good cheese. If you want to make an impression, pick a couple of favorites from one category or the other and make some magic. 

Cheese and ... Wine? Beer?

Wines                             Cheeses  

Cabernet Sauvignon     -    4 or 8 year Cheddar, Mindoro Bleu, Chipotle Cheddar

Champagne        -        Apricot Brie, Marieke Gouda, 4 or 8 year Cheddar

Chardonnay       -        Apricot Brie , Aged or Amish/Baby Swiss, Parmesan, Asiago, Belle Vitano,

                                             Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 4 or 8 year Cheddar

Chianti       -        Parmesan, Asiago, Belle Vitano 

Malbec       -        Marieke Gouda, Mindoro Bleu, Bleu Affinee, Asiago, Chipotle Cheddar, Tilston Point

Merlot        -        Marieke Gouda, Havarti, Chipotle Cheddar, Habanero Jack, Manchego

Pinot Grigio    -    Havarti, Pleasant Ridge Reserve

Port             -        Mindoro Bleu, Tilston Point, Bleu Affinee

Riesling     -        Mindoro Bleu, Bleu Affinee, Tilston Point, Blue Brie, Asiago, Marieke Gouda

Sauvignon Blanc    -    Bleu Affinee, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 4 or 8 year Cheddar, Asiago, Blue Brie,

                                               Aged or Amish/Baby Swiss, Havarti

Sherry        -        Mindoro Bleu, Bleu Affinee, Raspberry Bellavitano, Manchego

Zinfandel    -      Aged Swiss, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Mindoro Bleu, Smoked Gouda

Beers                                Cheeses

IPA         -    4 year or 8 year Aged Cheddar, Tilston Point, Bleu Affinee, Mindoro Bleu, Manchego

Bock     -    2 year Nut Sweet Aged Swiss, smoked gouda

Stout    -   Marieke Gouda, Cheddar

American-Style Brown Ale     -    Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Morel and Leek Jack

Lager    -   Manchego, Morel and Leek Jack, Fresh Habanero Jack 
Porter   -   Raspberry Bellavitano

Cheeses that go with Anything


Pistachio Roll

Midnight Moon (Goat Gouda)

Pleasant Ridge Reserve


  • White wine match best with soft cheeses and stronger flavors.
  • Red wines match best with hard cheeses and milder flavors.
  • Cheese with acid matches well with acid.
  • Fruity flavors with fruity wines. 
  • Stronger cheese is paired with darker, stronger, and more mature wine.
  • Pungent cheeses with sweeter wine. Sweetness in wine balances and compliments the acidity and saltiness of cheese.
  • Sparkling wine breaks the creaminess of cheese. 
  • Parmesan and vintage Cheddar are a safe bet and match well with most wines.
  • Avoid competing foods and wine. Use dry flat bread, plain bread, or crackers to savor the cheese.

... and, we do not sell alcohol.