All wine lovers have an all-time favorite cheese. But very few wouldn’t love this one. Who doesn’t love an indulgence in camembert? Especially, when you pair it with some excellent wines and more so when you’re serving up a charcuterie board with olives, nuts and crackers. Some of the unmissable choices that make this cheese really stand out are Chardonnay and a Chablis from Burgundy which is unoaked or only lightly oaked.
It is ideal to pair camembert with wines that come from cool and pleasant climates and add a lot of acidity to the wine. There is also champagne, Chenin Blanc, or our best rare gem Gewürztraminer that pairs well! People usually prefer soft and well aged cheeses to pair better with classic white wines. But you can also opt for medium-bodied reds like Beaujolais that will complement the cheese.
Wine Characteristics To Pair With camembert
|Body||Light White / Light Red / Sparkling|
|Tasting Notes||Tropical, Refreshing|
Camembert and Brie are intense and delicately textured cheeses. They can be beautifully served with cold cuts, warm bread, or fruit chutneys that will take their notes a notch up. The wholesome taste of this bold cheese makes it an ideal candidate for many wines.
Best Red Wine To Drink With Camembert
Camembert is a classic cheese that is served on the most stylish and fancy charcuterie boards. There are endless crackers, nuts, and other items that are served with it. Lighter reds like Pinot Noir or Gamay would all be great choices given their soft tannins and intense flavors.
One of the best choices to pair with camembert is Pinot Noir given its light tannins but bold notes. The dark fruit aromas and soft tannins complement the ripeness of the cheese.
Gamay is a light wine similar to Pinot Noir with excellent flavors of red fruits like cherry, raspberry, cranberry, and red currant – a great accompaniment for camembert like cheese.
This beautiful and bright-colored red is full of rich aromas of smoked tobacco, fig, plum, and dark fruits. You won’t be disappointed serving this up with camembert to spruce up a platter!
Best White Wine To Drink With Camembert
The variety of ways in which camembert is served, including paired with meats and crudites, make it a great accompaniment for a host of white wines that you can really serve to impress.
We are huge fans of unoaked and straightforward Chablis from the Burgundy region. We recommend this wine for a more refreshing option to complete the overall pairing.
For a white wine strong on the nose and palette, opt for a floral, and perfumed Gewurztraminer which boasts tasting notes of lychee and fresh orange rind flavors while also being full-bodied.
The medium perfumy and floral notes of a Chenin Blanc make it another great wine to pair well with camembert. The slight sweetness and strong aromas will be a delight to enjoy.
Saving the best for the last, we think camembert is an excellent opportunity to pop open a sparkling white too. Who doesn’t like a bubbly paired with a mouthful of soft cheese?
Best Wine To Drink With Camembert
Camembert is such a versatile cheese that makes it easy to pair it with many red and white varietals. You can even add other cheese varieties when you serve this up on a platter. That makes it easy to select from classic reds like Pinot Noir to some rare gems like Gewurztraminer. Our best recommendations for Camembert would be:
- Pinot Noir
- Chenin Blanc