Cheese Cupid Pairing: 2005 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon


by Cheese Cupid


Looking for a delicious cheese and wine pairing to help say farewell to winter? This week our Wisconsin Cheese Cupid pairing is a 2005 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruity and bold, this cab is the perfect libation to end winter blues.

Cabernet sauvignon is a classic Napa Valley wine. This deep, ruby-red vintage is a wine with supple tannins, vibrant flavors and an excellent balance. It has dark notes of black cherry, currant and tobacco. This cab is often described as “a mix of New World and Old World styles.”

Pair this cab with more forceful Wisconsin Cheeses such as Carr Valley Cheese 10-year Aged Cheddar, Edelweiss Emmentaler and Roth Käse Buttermilk Blue.

Carr Valley Cheese 10-year Aged Cheddar is handcrafted in the company’s La Valle plant in small vats by cheesemakers with more than 100 years of experience. Nestled in the rolling hills of central Wisconsin, Carr Valley Cheese remains one of Wisconsin’s most traditional cheese producers. Fourth-generation cheesemaker Sid Cook received his cheesemaking license when he was only 16 and now owns and operates the plant.

Edelweiss Creamery is a small artisan cheese factory established in 1873 in Monroe, Wisconsin. Edelweiss Emmentaler, a type of Swiss cheese, is made using raw milk and a traditional Swiss copper vat. It pairs well with fruits such as apples, pears and grapes.

Roth Käse Buttermilk Blue is a classic Blue Cheese for dips and dressings. It is a tangy Blue, yet restrained and is shelf-cured for at least 60 days. For a great Buttermilk Blue recipe try Fig and Port Wontons.