Different Drinks to Enjoy with Blue Cheese

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Did you know that not just white and yellow cheese, but blue cheese also has specific drinks and cocktail pairings that you can enjoy?

Whether it is winter or summer, this variety in blue cheese can be added to your cheese board, or you can sprinkle or munch on it as a side dish while you indulge in a drink or two! Check out the different pairings and you will be surprised!


Gorgonzola is one of the oldest blue-veined cheeses that is made from cow's milk and takes nearly three to four months to become fully ripe. The cheese has a crumbly texture with a nutty aroma and it pairs well with sparkling wine like Prosecco. Vin Santo pairs well with a stronger flavour of the cheese, and in some cases, orange wine can also be enjoyed.


Made from pasteurized cow's milk, Stilton is a classic British cheese produced in three counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. This cheese is semi-soft and blue-veined with a crumbly texture that pairs well with a glass of sherry or port wine. A strong stout wine or even an elderberry wine is a perfect pairing to enjoy! 

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Bay Blue

Bay Blue is an American cheese made from cow's milk in the coastal region of Northern California. The cheese has a nutty, crumbly texture which works deliciously well with risotto or pasta. You can enjoy it with a wine of your choice, or pair it up with brown ale. Medium intensity cider flavours are also a good choice to mix it up with this blue cheese!

Cornish Blue

Among the many kinds of blue cheese, Cornish Blue is among the mild ones on the list. Made from cow's milk in England, this cheese is buttery and sweet, and completely vegetarian. This is a cheese that can be added to nearly every recipe, especially with sauces. Pair it up with chilled rosé, or a slight fruity wine like Pinot Noir. Cheers!


Roquefort is a popular French cheese made from sheep's milk. This semi-soft blue cheese is creamy and crumbly, making it perfect to eat with salads. Crisp sweet wines work well with this kind of cheese, including Sauvignon or Semillon. Sauternes or Monbazillac make for a classic pairing to try out with this popular blue cheese.