Making Charcuterie? Here’s Some Cheese You Should Try

Gouda cheese
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If you enjoy the aesthetics of crafting a charcuterie board but are not so familiar with cheese, their flavor profiles, and what they are best combined, you came to the right place! Keep reading for a short and sweet guide to cheese and how to mix them.


Brie is a great choice to include in any cheese board. It’s mild in flavor, creamy, and pairs beautifully with fresh strawberries, pears, and figs, or with a light drizzle of honey. Enjoy this light and flavorful cheese with a crisp bottle of white wine like Prosecco or mimosas!


If you’re in the mood for a more meaty board, Havarti is an excellent choice and pairs nicely with sliced turkey, sweet pickles, olives, and whole-grain mustard. Enjoy a glass of light and fruity wine with this selection, such as Pinot Noir.

Smoked Gouda

Smoked gouda pairs great with a medium-bodied Merlot or a smoky Cabernet and can also be accompanied with crackers, grapes, and sweet pickles.

Blue Cheese

Blue cheese has a more intense and bold flavor and is best paired with sweeter wines such as Port or Shiraz. Enjoy this cheese with sweet fruits like pears, strawberries, and cherries!


This cheese is a classic and a favorite for a reason. It has a subtle and creamy taste, and can be enjoyed with light white wine, fresh fruit, and olives!