Grilled Cheese & Wine Pairing

Photo Credit: Yum Sugar

One day I was flipping through stations and stopped on an old soap I use to watch called the Young & the Restless. On this episode the popular characters Phyllis and Jack were munching on Grilled cheesed paired with white wine.    I began to imagine the possibilities.  Recalling a review I did at the Sportmen’s Lodge on Ventura Blvd in California about two years ago.   On the menu were bited sized grilled blue cheese sandwiches.  The grilled cheese sandwich experience can be gourmet by choice of cheese wine and even a good soup for the sandwich experience.   Add horseradish, chutney, mushrooms or pesto to the melt for a little added kick.- Crystal Johnson- MCCN Editor

The Soups

  • Navy Bean
  • Black Bean
  • Lentil
  • Butternutsquash

The Cheese & Wine Pairings

  • Blue Cheese  Pairs well with Tawny Port,Madeira, or Sherry
  • Sharp Cheddar, an English Cheese Pairs well with Cabernet, Rioja, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Gruyere, a Swiss Cheese Pairs well with Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc
  • Muenster, a French Cheese Pairs well with Beaujolais, Zinfandel

This special pairing is from Chow and we decided to add it.  MCCN suggests the Wine Pairing.

Asian Pear and Gouda Grilled Cheese – A White Wine is best but the type of white wine depends on whether your Gouda is mild(Light Whites) or aged(Medium Whites).