If your platter contains several types of cheeses (firm, semi-firm, soft, and blue), opt for a versatile wine. If you prefer red, go with a “Fruity and medium-bodied” or “Aromatic and supple”. Feel like white? Try a “Fruity and vibrant” or “Aromatic and mellow” wine. Alsace wines with the “Fruity and sweet” taste tag are also a great choice; Gewürztraminer and certain Pinot Gris will balance out the saltiness of the cheese. If you’re feeling more laid-back, crack open a beer! The bubbles and refreshing taste will marry perfectly with your cheese platter. And finally, blue cheese is delicious when paired with sweet wine or Port.
If you’re serving firm cheese, pair it with either a Port or wine jelly, or chutney. Goat cheese, Brie and Camembert go great with olives, roasted peppers, and caramelized onions. If you choose to save your cheese platter for dessert, serve it with a selection of fruit, such as apples and pears, or some toasted almonds.