The best way to eat cheese is to bite a chunk off a block of it while musing on the contents of the fridge, but how do you know what wine you should be drinking out of the mug in your other hand? This spaghetti-style guide has got your back, if you can untangle it.
The main takeaway is that, as we all knew in our hearts, gouda goes with darn near everything. I raise a glass of either Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Beaujolais, Cab, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Red Zinfandel, Malbec, Sake, Sherry Fino, Sherry Oloroso, Chianti, Syrah, Merlot, or Champagne to Gouda’s talent for complimenting wines, meats, and breads. Riesling is the only common wine on this chart that Gouda doesn’t go with, so if you’re friend suggests getting anything but a Riesling, you can confidently say “Gouda will compliment that nicely,” and they will be duly impressed.
Now that you know what cheese to have with your wine, check this wine and food pairing infographic to see what else you should be eating with it.