Celebrate Oktoberfest at home with these delicious German wine and cheese pairings.
Whether you’re preparing for Oktoberfest or you just have a thing for salty soft pretzels and gooey delicious cheese, you’ll love this German-inspired charcuterie board. I have recently been discovering the greatness of German wines (hello, Riesling!) which is what inspired me to build this board.
Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to build your own German-inspired charcuterie board at home. Don’t forget to scroll down for some DELICIOUS wine pairings!
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Wine & Cheese Pairings
Brie and Riesling
An ultra creamy, soft, and butter brie is a perfect pairing with a punchy, acidic, and aromatic Riesling. The Riesling is a perfect contrast to the creaminess of the brie.
Cheddar Dip and Gewürztraminer
This cheddar dip recipe (which you can find here) includes mustard which gives it a little kick. I really enjoyed this dip with a Gewürztraminer, which is an aromatic wine that typically has a slight spiciness to it. Gewürztraminer is a wine that originated in Germany, but it is actually most commonly found in other countries like France, Moldova, and Italy.
Comté and Spätburgunder
Comté is actually a french cheese made with unpasteurized cow’s milk. Its typically fairly mild with nutty and earthy flavors. This pairs perfectly with a classic German Spätburgunder with cherry, cranberry, and subtle earthy notes as well.
Gouda and Blaufränkisch
A moderately aged Gouda has hints of nuts and a slightly sweet flavor. Try it with a Blaufränkisch, which is typically a medium-bodied red wine with hints of allspice and black cherry.