How to Pair Kefalotyri Cheese with Wine

Last Updated on November 5, 2022 by Aaron

Pairing wine with cheese is a delicate balance. On the one hand, you want to match wines that are bold in flavor and body to cheeses that are equally robust. On the other hand, you don’t want them to overpower each other.

The key is knowing which varieties of wine go best with various types of cheese. In this blog post we will discuss how to pair Kefalotyri cheese with wine!

Sweet pairing

Kefalotyri cheese is a hard, salty cheese that can be used as grating or slicing cheese. It has a strong flavor and aroma that goes well with wine. Wine pairing for kefalotyri cheese can be done by matching the sweetness of the wine with the saltiness of the kefalotyri and vice versa.

For example, if you are serving a sweet white wine like Moscato d’Asti, then you should pair it with some salty kefalotyri so they balance each other out on your palate. If you’re looking for something more fruity kicks to match up against your salty kefalotyri, try an earthier red such as Tempranillo.

Robust pairing

If you’re looking for a tangy wine to pair with your salty kefalotyri cheese, you can try Xinomavro or Mavrotragano. These wines have strong and complex flavors that will stand up to the salty cheese while still providing a delicious balance.

Pair with Kefalotyri Saganaki

Saganaki is a cheese dish that is popular in Greece and Cyprus. It is made of either sheep’s milk or goat’s milk, or both. The popular cheese to use in saganaki is Kefalotyri and Graviera cheese.

When pairing wine with saganaki, you want to find a wine that will complement the strong flavors of the cheese. A good option is to also choose a fruity white wine like Riesling or Gewürztraminer. These wines have a dry sweet flavor that will balance out the salty, tangy flavors of the cheese.

Wrap up

No matter what wine you choose to pair with kefalotyri cheese, make sure it is something you would enjoy drinking on its own. After all, the point of pairing wine and cheese is to enhance the flavors of both! So don’t be afraid to experiment until you find a combination that’s perfect for you.

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