Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese Pairings with Wine and Beer


Wine and cheese combinations are purely a personal decision. That said, there are some that are naturally pleasing to the vast majority of consumers. The suggestions below are just a guideline – be sure to keep an open mind and find out what is best suited to your own palate.

Wine Pairing Pointers

White wines match best with soft cheeses and stronger flavors.
Red wines match best with harder cheeses and milder flavors.
Fruity sweet white wines (not dry) and dessert wines work best with a wider range of cheeses.
The more pungent the cheese, the sweeter the wine should be.


Some say that beer is the natural pair to cheese. It is said that beer nurtures the flavors of the cheese in the mouth, thus producing quite an interesting array of remarkable combinations. Although you’ll find many happy matches that break the following rules, these quidelines are a good starting point for thinking about beer with cheese.

Beer Pairing Pointers

Beer Pairing Pointers
Pair delicate beers with young, fresh cheeses.
Pair malty beers with nutty, aged cheeses.
Pair highly hopped, bitter beers with tart, sharp cheeses, especially cheddars.
Pair strong, sweet beers with blue cheeses.

Whichever you prefer, wine or beer, we have tried to select the best combinations of both to compliment Kenny’s cheese.

 Asiago  Brown Ale, Amber Ale,
 Belgian Ale, Mellow Bock
 Amavone, Chadonnay, Pinot Gris,  Port Rose’, Sweet Dessert  wines
 Awe-Brie  Belgian Ale, Fruit Beers, Pilsner,  Wheat Ale  Beaujolais, Bordeaux (red),  Champagne, Chardonnay
 Tomme de Nena
 ( made from Brie curds)
 Fruit Beers, Pilsner, Wheat Ale  Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot,  Pinot Noir
 Cheddar (Mild)  Brown Ales, Pilsner-style Lagers  Champagne, Chardonnay, Merlot,  Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir
 Cheddar (Aged)  Pale Ales with Abundant
 Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne,  Pinot Gris, Port, Riesling, Shiraz,  Zinfandel
 Cheddar (Horseradish)  Dark Beer, Whiskey  Riesling, Rose Champagne,  Sauvignon Blanc
 Cheddar (Tomato Basil)  Wheat Beer  Pinot Grigio
 Colby  Double Bocks, Pilsners, Strong  Ale  Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
 Chipotle Colby  Mexican-Style Beers  Argentine Malbecs
 Bleu Gouda  Heavier Dark Beers, Porter, Stout  Sweet Dessert Wines
 Cumin Seed Gouda  Light Lager or Pale Ale  Bone-Dry, Full-Bodied Shiraz, Off- Dry Riesling
 Smoked Gouda  Brown Ale or Stout  Blaufrankisch, Chardonnay,  Merlot, Sweet Dessert Wines
 Smoked Bleu Gouda  Brown Ale or Stout  Blaufrankisch, Chardonnay,  Merlot, Sweet Dessert Wines
 Havarti  Hoppy Pilsners  Bordeaux (red), Cabernet  Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Rioja,  Zinfandel
 Garden Herb Havarti  Brown Ale  Pinot Gris
 Cranberry Havarti  Darker Ales, Porters, Stouts  Sweet Wines such as Sauternes
 Kentucky Bleu  Kentucky Ale  Blaufrankisch, Sauvignon Blanc,  Viognier
 Kentucky Rose  Brown Ales  Gewurtztraminer, Riesling
 Monterey Jack  Mexican-Style Lagers  Reisling, Light-weight, low alcohol  whites
 Garlic Paprika Jack  Darker Ales  Gewurtztraminer, Riesling
 Jalapeno Jack  Mexican-Style Lagers  Chabis, Merlot, Most Reds and  Whites
 Chive-Onion Jack  Pale Ale, Octoberfest Beer  Chabis, Merlot, Pinot Noir
 St. Jerome  Chabis, Merlot, Most Reds and  Whites
 Swiss  Pale Ale, Octoberfest Beer  Chabis, Merlot, Pinot Noir
 Barren Co. Bleu  Belgian Ale, Stout  Sauterenes, Sherry, Port
 Norwood  (Gruyere)  Bock, Belgian  Ale  Cabernet Sauvignon,  Merlot,Shiraz/Syrah, Reisling  Champagne, Sauvignon Blanc
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