Probably one of the most famous combinations in the wine world, wine and cheese are just the perfect couple and an all-time favorite among people who love wine. What’s not to like about this combination? The endless wines and cheese varieties available make endless delightful possibilities. Commonly, red wine is thought of as the best choice to pair with cheese, but that is not entirely true. Our favorite pink drink makes an excellent cheese companion too!. If this is uncharted territory for you, join us as we dig in deeper to find out what cheese goes best with rosé wine.
The basics of rosé wine and cheese pairing
Wine and cheese make a perfect combination thanks to their chemistry. The wine tannins have astringent and drying properties that act as a great palate cleanser when paired with cheese. It may come as a surprise, but white wine actually pairs better with cheese than red wine. The heavier red wines may overcome the taste of some types of cheese, so the best pairing combination according to many experts is slightly tart and acidic wine with the fatty and smooth texture of cheese. As a general rule, light acidic wines pair well with fresh delicate cheeses, and heavier reds pair well with strong aged cheeses.
Now, let’s think about rosé wine. It is a light, fruity, and slightly acidic delicious wine. So what cheese goes best with rosé wine? We can safely pair rosé with fresh mozzarella and other fresh and young cheeses like feta, cheddar, ricotta, and baby swiss. These subtle cheeses can be easily overpowered by wine but they pair nicely with rosé. Some spicy cheeses like habanero cheddar and pepper jack make good combinations with rosé as well.
Examples of how can you cook with rosé wine
Rosé is probably the most versatile wine when it comes to cooking; it has a fresh and light acidic touch that resembles white wines; however, rosé is made of red grapes which means it retains some of the tannins and complexities of red wine. In the kitchen, rosé can substitute for red and white wines depending on the recipe; rosé will add a touch of sweetness and aromatic components that will make your dish even better.
One way to substitute rose in the kitchen is to use it in the preparation of pasta sauces, so next time you are making alfredo sauce, for example, consider reducing your garlic and shallots in rose before adding cream. You could use rose in the preparation of seafood as well, one popular example is the steamed mussels recipe. In this preparation, rosé wine is mixed with garlic, shallots, and peppers cooked over low heat until it is brought to a boil and is ready to cook the mussels.
Hopefully, you have learned a little more about cooking with rose and wine cheese combinations, or at the very least, you have come up with some new ways to experiment with rosé. Feel free to visit the Born Rosé Barcelona online shop and try our organic rosé wine, a special rosé made with 100% organic Grenache grapes and crafted by one of the Penedés masters. We offer a fast delivery service anywhere in Europe for all our items. Also, follow us on our social networks Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube.