Top pairings | 6 of the best pairings for Brie

Top pairings

6 of the best pairings for Brie

One of the world's most popular cheeses, Brie can be mild and slightly chalky or decadently gooey and quite strong in flavour so you need to adapt the wine - or other drink - you choose to pair with it to how mature the cheese is.

Six top drink pairings for Brie

* Fruity reds such as New Zealand or Chilean Pinot Noir. (More mature Bries will need more powerful structured wines such as those from Central Otago.) Or try a fruity (but not too tannic) Merlot or a ripe 'cru' Beaujolais from a good vintage such as 2017.

* A fruity dry rosé - lovely on a picnic

* A creamy, subtly oaked chardonnay - even a posh white burgundy!

* A blanc de blancs champagne or chardonnay-based sparkling wine

* A cherry or raspberry-flavoured fruit beer (Kriek or Frambozen), particularly when the brie is accompanied by fresh cherries.

* Guignolet (a cherry-flavoured French aperitif) by the same logic.

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Comments: 3 (Add)

tim on February 2 2024 at 13:07

Cider. Proper Normandy cider 100% pur jus and most definitively not a pretend cyder (strongbow, magners etc) - this cuts riht through the ammonia notes with mature runny Brie.

I wonder if a young Chenin Blanc would work... green apple notes, some sweetness and creamy texture.

Martha on August 15 2018 at 13:36

What would you say to serving a flavoured beer with a cheese course followed by berry cream birthday cake

Urvashi on August 27 2013 at 17:42

Thanks for this post. We love Brie and it's the preferred late night nibble but we always disagre on what to drink with it usually opting for a white rioja but I shall try the above!

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