When asked about the best wine to pair with a grilled cheese, Doreen Winkler knew her pick right away. “A grilled cheese sandwich and an orange wine always makes for an amazing pairing,” Winkler told . The type of cheese in your sandwich does make a bit of a difference, though. She explained, “The creaminess of the cheese, often cheddar, pairs really well with lightly chilled amber wines like the Rkatsiteli from the Republic of Georgia. Some other flavorful cheeses like gruyere or even Cheez Whiz pair well with amber wines that have notes of tea, dried herbs, and salted apricot.”
You may have noticed that orange wine is becoming increasingly popular, and this has a lot to do with its unique flavor. Orange wine is merely white wine that’s fermented with its grape skins and seeds still intact. The result is a flavorful beverage that’s both dry and sour, and it’s ideal for folks who love hard ciders or sour beers. This flavor works perfectly with creamy cheeses, and of course, its orange hue will ensure that your meal is as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious.