Even though wine and cheese are two different culinary pleasures, they are great together. In more countries – especially based on French traditions and experiences – experts have paired wines with cheese.
These pairings are based on important factors such as texture, acidity, fat and tannin. Hungary is known from its different kind of good wines and has a lot of vineyards. It has its special wines which is peculiar to Hungary, for example, the Olaszrizling, Hárslevél, Furmint and Kékfrankos. It is advisable to pair these special wines with cheese. For example, in Hungary the following wines are paired with the following cheese:
As a good wine is served not too cold, we should keep the cheese at the same low temperature. Before eating, we should keep them at room temperature for an hour, then serve them. The wine paired with cheese gives a gastronomic pleasure and it is a good choice to a simple evening or to a more sophisticated group of people.
translated by Andrea Tóth